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Olivier & Lafont was founded in 2011 by two top consultant winemakers, Baptiste Olivier and Gerald Lafont, who decided it was time to put their own stamp, and name, on wines from their native Rhône Valley. Olivier et Lafont have spent the last 20 years consulting for some of the very best producers in Châteauneuf-du-Pape and have built up an excellent network of producers. This project under their own name sees them buying grapes from the finest producers in the most sought after vineyards alongside growing their own grapes across 15 hectares. From these grapes, they hone their expertise and craft some of the best Rhône Valley wines we've tasted for a long time. At every pricepoint and within every appellation, these two young winemakers have an idea of flavour and personality in mind and they are unstoppable in their quest for the grapes that will bring these ideas into fruition. From the Côtes du Rhône blends right up to their top Châteaneuf wines, the quality and value for money is undeniable.

Friends first and foremost, winemaking runs in the blood for Baptiste and Gerald, both born into winemaking families, giving rise to a natural passion for wine from the offset. Both obtained their National Diplomas of Oenology and went on to gain ample experience working as consultant winemakers across France and beyond. Ten years of which were spent working individually for top estates in Châteauneuf du Pape and various areas of the Rhone, making invaluable connections, and forming partnerships with some very prestigious clients, giving them access to some of the best fruit of the region.

With full control over all aspects of the viticultural practices and winemaking process, today they work with around 15 hectares across the Rhône, including Châteauneuf du Pape, Gigondas, Vacqueyras, Crozes-Hermitage, and Lirac. The depth of knowledge and insight into the area that these two winemakers possess, combined with a balance of traditional and modern winemaking methods, and their esteemed connections, shines through in these terroir-driven wines of amazing finesse and pure fruit expression. There is no wonder this talented team are getting people talking.

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