The Gourt de Mautens was created in 1996 in Rasteau in the southern Rhone Valley. The winegrower, Jerome Bressy, was only 23 when he made his first vintage in a converted hangar on his parents’ farm. In 1989, Jerome’s father, Yves Bressy, decided to convert the entire vineyard to organic farming, but the grapes would continue to be delivered to the cooperative winery in the tradition of several generations of the Bressy family.
At the time, the switch in farming method was not an easy one especially for a grower in a cooperative, but the sacrifices made by his parents allowed Jerome to begin with a healthy vineyard. The entire family supported him in his new project, as he was the first Bressy to take up the art of winemaking.
In 1998, the estate’s wine cellar was built. Jerome Bressy fulfilled his childhood dream by setting up the entire estate and making its wines. He now wishes to continue pursuing a precise, natural and artisanal viticulture as long as possible.