La Florane: two estates become one
Domaine la Florane represented the wines made from vines in Visan, on land handed down by the family of Marie-Pierre Fabre.
The vines in Saint-Maurice, meanwhile, bore the name of Domaine de l’Échevin. Guillaume de Rouville, a family ancestor who was mayor of Lyon in 1586, owned land in the Rhône Valley, back when silk ruled supreme. He inspired the name Domaine de l’Échevin, created by François Fabre in the 1990s.
In 2001, the family’s two estates began using the same, specially-built vat room / cellar, but each estate kept its name. Then in 2019, they were united at last.
The cuvée names are unchanged: Échevin and Guillaume de Rouville are still used for the wines from the Saint-Maurice appellation.
Three generations of vignerons, two terroirs, but the same family spirit. And a shared philosophy that now underpins a single identity.