"I continue to love the wines from this family estate. Michelas Saint Jemms makes a powerful, rich, relatively modern style of wine that can show its oak élevage in its youth, yet ages beautifully and never loses its Northern Rhône soul."
Jeb Dunnuck for The Wine Advocate/Robertparker.com
"this family owns an impressive 57 hectares of vines in the Northern Rhone. The style here runs to the traditional, with new oak used only for the top range".
Josh Raynolds for Vinous Magazine
Michelas St. Jemms is one of the oldest private wineries in the Northern Rhone. Based in the village of Mercurol in the north of the Crozes-Hermitage appellation since 1961, the current team of 4 sisters and 1 brother inherited an impressive amount of vineyard holdings in four of the region's most prestigious appellations, as well as a deep respect for natural methods of working the vine and a legacy of respectful cellar techniques.
From across their 50+ hectares of vines they craft subtle and authentic wines, expressing the magnificent granite character of Hermitage, the generous clay inspired aromatics of Crozes, the elegant smoky and floral granite of Saint-Joseph, and the spicy ripe richness of Cornas and its ancient soils.