The Art and Passion of Wine since 1820
You have to be humble and passionate to work with vines and wine. Time unfurls at its own pace – bringing each project to a successful conclusion demands years of work. From generation to generation, we have been applying a method that is simple, but effective in the long term: it involves observation, then carefully-considered action, which enables us to manage our vineyard in a sustainable way and produce fine wines that are elegant and authentic, and typical of each appellation.
Proof of this is that the Pardon estate has vines that are over 80 years old, some over a hundred, that are still today producing small, concentrated bunches of grapes, to produce our best wines that very often win awards in the most prestigious Wine Competitions in France and internationally.
Retrospective analysis of the vineyard shows that our emblematic grape variety, the Gamay Noir à Jus Blanc, is uniquely suited to the dry, sandy soils we find on the steep granite hillsides in our region with its temperate climate. Under these optimum conditions, it expresses all the characteristics specific to each of our Crus, from the fruity, supple wine to a wine that is more full-bodied, stronger, and structured.
With a single grape variety, we offer such a diversity of tastes and sensations, theres something for everyone.