In 1997, Michel Chapoutier followed his pioneering spirit and, fuelled by a dream of cultivating Rhone grape varieties in Australia, set out to discover the terroirs of the oldest continent. Thus began a long process of discovery and observation, and a genuine affection for this faraway land.
Through the expression of his grape varieties, he encountered other passionate men like himself. M.Chapoutier purchased two other vineyards (Shays Flat and Landsborough) in the Australian Pyrenees and established the Tournon Estate, in which he enjoys 100% ownership.
The estate is located in the southeast of the Australian continent, in the state of Victoria. This region boasts the distinctive feature of extremely varied climates, from warm regions to dry autumns and cooler regions like the Australian Pyrenees.