Created by Guillaume Gonnet and his
Australian wife Kelly, the Guillaume Gonnet estate was established
Before joining his family as 3rd
generation winemaker, Guillaume travelled the world working in some
of the most famous wineries in Bordeaux, Burgundy, The Napa Valley,
New Zealand and finally in Australia where he met Kelly.
One of the first conversations the couple had
was a long discussion about "terroir" and it's expression in wine.
Guillaume has always been fascinated by the notion of "terroir",
most notably about how the Southern Rhône varietals express
themselves in diverse terroir.
Guillaume Gonnet wines are the realisation of
their dream to explore the potential of Southern Rhône grape
varietals in varying terroir around the world. Guillaume and Kelly
purchased their own plots of Chateauneuf du Pape in 2015.
With their vines, Guillaume continues to produce wine that reflects
his philosophy for winemaking - Minimal interference with the
"terroir effect" by following biodynamic agricultural principals,
ensuring the wine is right blend of Southern Rhone varietals
Grenache, Syrah and Mouvèdre, to attain complexity, balance and
soft, elegant tannins and following an approach to aging using very
little wood influence.
Guillaume and Kelly's range of wines has
grown to include a number of outstanding appellations in the
Southern Rhône, including Lirac, Côtes du Rhône and Village,
Cairanne and Tavel. The wines display typicity - the
characteristics and qualities of wines produced from these
exceptional regions, with a softness and elegance that are the
signature style of Guillaume Gonnet wines.
Guillaume and Kelly plan to grow their range
to include old vine Southern Rhone varietals in Spain and
The Robin, a small bird that can often be
found in their vineyard, embodies all that drives the creation of
these wines - dreams, liberty, and terroir.