Stéphane Ogier

"Today, the estate is unquestionably in the top handful of domaines in the Rhône Valley."
Jeb Dunnuck for The Wine Advocate /

From one of the finest and most energised great wine estates of the Northern Rhône, headed by "rockstar" second generation vigneron Stéphane Ogier. Founded in earnest by Stéphane's father Michel in 1987 when he decided to stop selling his crop of grapes to the likes of Michel Chapoutier and Marcel Guigal. With the young and indefatigable Stéphane at the helm the domain is reaching new heights of quality and acclaim.

As well as aiming for a richer, more concentrated style, Stéphane's philosophy focuses on small parcel selections for individual bottling, and not just for his luxury cuvées from Côte-Rôtie, but also from his expressions from great value appellations like Saint-Joseph.