Brothers Thierry and Gilles Faravel are among the most consistent producers in the Southern Rhone. They have serious mountaineer credentials in Gigondas. While other altitude-challenged winemakers stick to vineyards at the foot of the towering Dentelles de Montmirail, the brothers are proud to stake a claim further up these dizzying granite slopes.
Today, the Faravels are considered one of the leading artisan winemakers in Gigondas, if not in the whole southern Rhone valley. Since the late 80s, the family has been dedicated to organic farming, using organic fertilizers and as little sulfates as possible in their wines.
Domaine Bouissiere covers 9 ha of Gigondas, 5 ha of Beaumes de Venise and 2.6 ha of Vacqueyras. The younger sister Josiane has since 2014 worked with her brothers.