Domaine Lafond Roc-Epine
Jean-Pierre and François Lafond.
336, Route des Vignobles, 30126 Tavel
Tel. +33 466 502 459
Direct sale: Monday - Friday 8.00-12.00 and 14.00-18.30
The Lafond family dates its
history back to 1780
when a forefather of the owners today settled in Tavel as a winegrower. Family
names changed truth the years from Odoyer to Taulier and Lafond. The first
Lafond was the brother's grandfather in 1970. (He was very interested in
horse racing; "Roch-Epine" was a famouse horse).
In 1948 Jean-Pierre Lafond’s grandfather, Valery Taulier,
built the first private cellar in Tavel.
In 1978 when Pascal joined his father they started to bottle wine with own
name. It was Pascal who designed the wines as they have been well known
for many years
In 2019 a final shift of generation took place starting in 2016 when the
oldest son Jean-Pierre became co-owner. Later 2018 also the 2-years
younger son François. January 2019 Pascal retired.
Domaine Lafond is mainly producing Tavel and Lirac from a total of 85 ha;
39 ha Tavel, 24 ha Cotes du Rhone, 18,5 ha Lirac and 3,6 ha. Chateauneuf du
Since 2012 the vineyards are certified agriculture
Wines according to
website 2020. Price range:
Chateauneuf du Pape Roc-Epine
2017: 80% Grenache, 10% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre.
Syrah and Mourvedre is aged in new
barrels for 10 months.
2016: 60% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 5% Mourvedre, 5% Carignan.
for 3-4 months in new barriques.
Lirac La Ferme Romaine
2018: 60% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre.
50% is aged for 10 months in 1-3-years-old barriques
Lirac Blanc Roc-Epine
2018: 50% Grenache Blanc, 30% Roussanne and 20% Viognier.
2019: 60% Grenache, 20% Cinsault, 20% Syrah.
Tavel L'Esprit de Roc-Epine
2019: 60% Grenache, 20% Cinsault, 20% Syrah. 1/3 Fermented in new barriques.
Cotes du Rhone
2019: 70% Grenache, 30% Syrah.
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Chateauneuf du Pape