le domaine du
vieux télégraphe

has been run by our family, the Brunier family, for six generations - since 1891 to be precise. The estate’s vineyards, 70 years old on average, are planted on the celebrated Plateau of La Crau, a site renowned for grape-growing in Châteauneuf-du-Pape. This terroir imparts to our wines a highly distinctive minerality, as if they have been filtered through the thick layer of large pebbles left behind when the Alpine glaciers melted, long before the Rhône Valley formed.

THANKS

Domain of the Old Telegraph 2019. 98/100. “The great emotion of our tasting. Breathtaking finesse of texture, magnificent material, perfectly ripe fruit, with this crazy impression of evidence. The evidence of a great wine, with added tenderness. A model for all. The vintage is at the peak of its art”. Guide Bettane+Desseauve 2022.

RHÔNE SUD

Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe (red and white), Télégramme (red), Piedlong (red), Clos Roquète (white)… we cultivate and vinify various expressions of the Châteauneuf-du-Pape terroir, but also Les Pallières in Gigondas (white from reds and red), as well as Le Pigeoulet (red and white) and Mégaphone (red) in the foothills of Mont Ventoux.

OUR WINES

AT MATURITY

A domain more than a century old necessarily has a cult of maturity. Time teaches us that wine is alive. Our cellars and those of those who love our wines contain treasures that tell our story, which we taste regularly. Find the tasting comments of our old vintages.

SIX GENERATIONS

It was Henri Brunier who gave birth to this beautiful family story in 1891. A few generations later, at the very beginning of the 80s, Frédéric and Daniel took over the destiny of the family business in tandem. In 2015 and 2016, Nicolas son of Frédéric and Edouard, son of Daniel, entered the history of the Old Telegraph, fully integrating the company in key positions. Manon, daughter of Frédéric, joined them in 2018…

MONT VENTOUX, THE GIANT OF PROVENCE

Climate, mistral, historical grape varieties, soils, feelings, exposure... the personality of a terroir is a magical set of natural and human elements which is self-sufficient to reveal an expression, to emit a vibration that no oenological technique is not yet able to reproduce.

THE CELLAR

Our cellar is located in the village of Bédarrides, well known today for holding the southeastern part of the Châteauneuf-du-Pape appellation, in the heart of the place of vinification and aging. We welcome you with pleasure to make you taste our wines of course, but also our olive oil and our goat cheeses in season. The cellar is open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. It is closed on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.
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