Chateau la Diffre

Claudette Meffre and Michel Bres
Chemin de la Diffre 84110 Seguret
Tel. +33 621 510 058
Direct sale: not announcet but probable by appointment


Until 2014 Chateau la Diffre was a part of Chateau la Courançonne
which has been owned by the Meffre family for some generations.
In 2013-2014 the family's possessions was devided in to two shares. 
One part with the centre at Chateau Courançonne in Violès and an other part with the centre at Chateau la Diffre in Seguret.
The vineyards are also divided so both domains are able to make wines from the same appellations as it has been done from Chateau Courançonne. 

Chateau La Diffre was created in 1626 as a place for hunting and relaxation for noble families. In 1878 it was purshased af Honoré Auphand who is the great grandfathe of René Meffre b. 1931, who has been one of the key persons in the proces of dividing Chateau Courançonne. When a split of Couranconne in to two compagnies was made and René felt it was time for retirement he turned to his godson 28-years-old Michel Bres and asked him if he was ready to give up his carrière as the director of some restaurants in Paris and take over the responsability for Chateau La Diffre.
René Meffre has not any children and has always regarded Michel Bres as his spiritual son.

After the split of the Meffre family's possessions Chateau la Diffre covers a total of 99 ha located in 7 different appellations: 6 ha in Rasteau, 25 ha in Séguret, 7 ha in Sablet, 50 ha at Plan de Dieu, 1 ha in Cairanne, 6 ha of Cotes du Rhone and 4 ha of IGP.


2015: 70% Grenache, 30% Syrah. Partly aged in barriques.

Cotes du Rhone Village Sablet Blanc
2016: 30% Grenache Blanc, 40% Roussanne, 30% Viognier.

Cotes du Rhone Village Seguret
2015: 60% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre.

Cotes du Rhone Village Seguret Blanc
2016: 40% Viognier, 30% Roussanne, 30% Marsanne.

Cotes du Rhone Village Plan de Dieu
2015: 75% Grenache and 25% Syrah.

Cotes du Rhone
2014: 70% Grenache, 30% Syrah.

VDF Anno I 
IGP Rosé Fluo
IGP Blanc Fluo

Michel Bres at Decouvertes in Avignon April 2019

René Meffre and Michel Bres


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Updated 15-03-2021