Quality Wines From Small French Winemakers

Natural wine making in the heart of Rhone France - Domaine Rouge Bleu


A great feature of this vineyard is the age of the vines which, coupled with the terroir, holds the potential to create wines of superb quality. By developing deep roots of the vines, it allows them to reach water and mineral complexity in the soil which is in turn transmitted to the grapes.

Another signature way this vineyard develops its grapes is using the good effect of wild yeasts brought by insects. These yeasts brought by the native environment end up fermenting the wines and contribute to the expression of terroir

Varietals that come from this winery include Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre, and Roussane. These wines are stored in traditional porous concrete tanks and barrels which allows them to breathe without being overwhelmed by oak toast flavors.

The Wine Makers:

From the Vosges mountains in the east of France, Thomas spent 12 years in the UK working exclusively in the wine trade. After working for one of the major wine estates in Chateauneuf-du-Pape as head of Domestic Sales and Oenotourism, he was able, since 2015, to devote himself fully to Domaine Rouge-Bleu.

Having sold and tasted many wines from around the world, Thomas decided it was time to have a go at making the stuff! A real wish to return to the rural lifestyle of his childhood, and Caroline’s shared interest in French living were the catalysts for moving back to France and starting the search for their dream vineyard.

Originally from Western Australia, winemaker Caroline Jones has worked in various regions of Australia and France, with roles ranging from harvesting and pruning vines to cellar hand, laboratory manager, and vintage winemaker.

The Wines:


Appellation: Vin de France

Colour: Red

Production: 1200 bottles

Varieties: 100% Grenache Noir

Yield: 10hl/ha

Alcohol: 15%

Mistral Red

Appellation: AOP Côtes du Rhône Villages Sainte Cécile

Colour: Red

Production: 10 000 bottles

Varieties: Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre, Roussanne

Yield: 20hl/ha

Alcohol: 14%

Dentelle Red

Appellation: IGP Mediterranée

Colour: Red

Production: 7 000 bottles

Varieties: Carignan, Grenache

Yield: 27hl/ha

Alcohol: 13%

Dentelle Rose

Appellation:  AOP Côtes du Rhône

Colour: Rosé

Production: 6000 bottles

Varieties: Carignan, Grenache

Yield: 35hl/ha

Alcohol: 12%