On the foothills of the Mt. Ventoux, a legendary ascent well known to determined cyclists and Tour de France fans. Here lies the 20 acre winery, with it’s old vines (usually exceeding 80 years), at around 1,300 ft above sea level thriving in Triassic soil. The vineyard has been conventionally cultivated by local wine-growers until its acquisition by Even A. Bakke in 2007. He completed the organic conversion in 2012.
The grapes are hand picked and hand-sorted using a dedicated sorting-table. The picking is done exclusively in the morning and is often fermented with whole-clusters to add complexity. In a short time, the Clos de Trias winery has become a very well regarded winery in the Southern Rhône region.