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When you have a Palais, you don't need a castle.

Located at the foot of the characterful village of Ambierle, the family wine estate extends over 15 hectares of land, 6 of which are cultivated with vines, made up of a range of 5 grape varieties -Gamay, Syrah, Viognier, Roussane and Gewürztraminer - offering no less than 11 unique vintages.

Since 2007, our commitment to organic practices has been total, providing our vines with the necessary respect and care. The AOC and IGP labels authenticate our respect for the terroir and the quality of our production.

Domaine des Palais is much more than just a story of grapes and wine. Founded in 1850, the family estate overcame the tests of time, from wine crises until its rebirth under the leadership of Yann Palais at the turn of the millennium. Each bottle is a testimony to this passion that drives us.

That's not all ! The Domaine des Palais also has a reception room.  Formerly dedicated to monks, it retains its old-world charm with a wooded structure and stone walls, while displaying a contemporary touch. Nestled in a 6000 m² park, it offers a breathtaking view of our vineyards and the village of Ambierle, renowned for its history and architecture.

Come and live an authentic experience, where tradition, passion and rigor combine to offer you more than a simple tasting: an immersion in the exciting world of wine.

1850

Created in 1850, Domaine des Palais is a family estate that has been passed down from generation to generation.

With its hillside facing the rising sun and at the foot of the village of Ambierle, the estate then had 11 hectares of vines, a vat for making wine and a vaulted cellar used for aging wine in oak barrels.

Created in 1850, the Domaine des Palais is a family estate that has been passed down from generation to generation.

With its hillside facing the rising sun and at the foot of the village of Ambierle, the estate then had 11 hectares of vines, a vat for vinification and a vaulted cellar used for aging wine in oak barrels.

1956

Wine crisis in the country: the activity of the estate stops. The estate was then left abandoned until 2000.

2000

In 2000, Yann Palais, descendant of the owner, decided to revive the activity of the Domaine,After studies in viticulture and oenology.
He plants 3 ha of Gamay (thePrior’s Square) and 3,000 m² of Viognier (theGarden of the Monks). Yann is the first winegrower to establish this grape variety from the northern Rhône coasts on the Côte Roannaise!

2002

Yann continues his plantations with 5,000 m² of Viognier, 5,000 m² of Gamay (theCup of Angels) and 5,000 m² of Syrah.

2007

Already aware of ecological issues, Yann began the conversation of the estate towards organic farming in 2007, the estate will officially obtain the label in 2009.

2009

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The expansion and diversification of the estate forced Yann Palais to develop a new form of reception and it was with the involvement of Sylvie, his wife, that he modernized the site with the creation ofa room and a reception focused on wine tourism.

2011

Plantation of two new grape varieties on the estate, the Roussane (7,000 m²), first harvest in 2011 and the Gewurztraminer (6,300m²), first harvest in 2012.

 

2022

François (right) joins the farm and vinifies his first vintages. With numerous experiences in world-renowned wine estates (France, Switzerland, Argentina), he brings his technique and know-how.

2023

It's the turn of Jean-Baptiste, the eldest of the siblings, to get involved in the family business after a career in an equally French branch of gastronomy: Cheese!

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