Domaine de Boissan
The bustling and dynamic Christian Bonfils and his equally energetic wife Cathy run the 50-hectare Domaine Boissan from the centre of Sablet. Both were born into wine: Cathy’s family make wine in Pommard in Burgundy, and Christian has inherited from both sides of his family.
Twelve hectares of his Sablet holdings came directly from his maternal grandfather in 1982; he has since bought another 5.5 ha. In 1985 he took over his father vines, which were mainly in Gigondas. His vines in Sablet account for a third of his production, with four plots in the eastern heights of the village, four to the west of the river, and eleven in the middle section around the village.