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A family at the heart of the vineyard

The Jeune family, a history of gestures and genes..
A history of strong blood ties between red clay and rolled pebbles.
As far back as we can remember, the culture of grapes and the taste for wine have always been present in the Jeune and Establet lineages. Two families who have been serving remarkable wines since the 18th century, in AOC Châteauneuf-du-Pape and AOC Côtes-du-Rhône.
In 1770, during the reign of Louis XV, François Establet owned a plot of land in Châteauneuf Calcernier known as "De pape", the first of many. Less than a century later, in 1836, Alexis Establet, his descendant, bought vines in the Escaïrons district. Ten years later, his son Georges invested in the Gardiole area, today the heart of the Jeune family estate. The Moulin de l'arbre, Châteauneuf-du-Pape's historic flour mill, is also a strong symbol of Domaine du Grand Tinel.
The tradition continues with Marius, then his son Charles, born in 1906. They produce and sell the Domaine's wine, which at the time was called "La petite Gardiole". In 1958, Charles, ambitious like his forebears, acquired the Domaine de Saint-Paul, still in Châteauneuf-du-Pape, in the south of the appellation, whose Art Deco facade dates back to 1934.
On the Jeune side, wine has also left its mark on the family history. Lucien Jeune, born in 1904, owned vineyards in the Boucou and Pied Redon districts. As early as 1930, he was doing his bit to promote the reputation of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Not only by transporting wine, but also by serving as mayor of the commune from 1944 to 1965.
After protecting the area from occupation as an active member of the Resistance during the Second World War, he had the unusual idea, in 1954, of passing a decree prohibiting flying saucers from flying over, parking or landing in Châteauneuf-du-Pape.
This decision was relayed throughout the world, and continues to contribute to the village's reputation, in addition to the appellation's wines, which need no introduction.
In the 1960s, the marriage between Christiane Establet, daughter of Charles and Lucienne, and Jean-Pierre Elie Jeune, son of Lucien and Renée, sealed the alliance of two families enamored of wine and vines. From the north to the south of the PDO, plots of land joined forces, giving birth to the Domaine du Grand Tinel in 1972.
Today, generations of winegrowers and builders continue to succeed one another.
Béatrice, Isabelle and Christophe Jeune, brother and sister, run one of the largest estates in the appellation, with almost 90 hectares divided between the Grand Tinel and Saint-Paul estates.
With respect for those who came before them, the siblings take meticulous care of both estates.
Christophe Jeune, trained in oenology and viticulture, was the first to take up the torch in 1995. At ease both in the vineyards and in the cellar, he was soon joined by his sister Béatrice Jeune, a polyglot with a Masters degree in Applied Foreign Languages, specialising in international trade. The eldest of the trio naturally finds her place in sales and export.
She is always on hand to offer tastings and tours, and to forge links with importers and wine-lovers visiting Châteauneuf-du-Pape.
Isabelle Jeune, the youngest daughter, holds a post-graduate diploma in vine and wine law and a post-graduate diploma from a business school. She joined the family adventure in 2009, enthusiastically taking up "this idyllic profession" alongside Christophe and Béatrice.
The close-knit siblings share a desire to do things well and to perpetuate a family tradition of excellence.
In total harmony with nature, they are perpetuating their know-how by combining the expression of the terroir with the technical expertise passed on by their parents and by leading consultant oenologists such as Philippe Cambie.

In the bottle, authentic, contemporary wines that take the drinker along the sun-drenched curves of the Rhône vineyards.