Cave Julien Cécillon was founded in 2011 and is the beloved project of winemakers Julien Cécillon and Nancy Kerschen. With vineyards in the appellations of Saint Joseph and Crozes-Hermitage in France’s Northern Rhone Valley, the estate is dedicated to producing elegant, terroir-driven wines.

American Nancy Kerschen, and Julien Cécillon, a native of Tournon- sur-Rhône and nephew of Jean Louis Grippat, met through an enduring fascination with both wine and international travel. In 2011, having combined experiences working for various international wineries (Yves Cuilleron, Christophe Curtat, Fabrice Gripa, JC Cellars, Clos du Val, Saintsbury, Indevin and Saronsberg) the two decided to embark on their own winemaking endeavour. Cave Julien Cécillon is the product of that union.

Respecting the unique environment of each appellation, the estate applies sustainable grape-growing techniques in the vineyard to achieve the best expression of terroir in every bottle. Based on their collective experiences, they blend modern techniques with old world traditions and growing methods to achieve well-structured, graceful, food-friendly wines.

WINES

Crozes-Hermitage Rouge “Les Marguerites” 

100% Syrah from a southeast-facing .95 hectare parcel planted in 1936, located on the backside of the Hermitage hill. 25% whole bunch, 75% destemmed maceration and crushing in open tanks (wood and stainless.) Regular punchdowns and pumpovers, followed by 17 months aging in 5-6 year old barrels.

St. Joseph Rouge “Babylone”

100% Syrah from 25-year old vines in Saint Jean de Muzols and 115-year old vines in Tournon. 25% whole bunch, 75% destemmed maceration and crushing in open tanks (wood and stainless.) Regular punchdowns and pumpovers, followed by 17 months aging in 5-6 year old barrels.

VdP Syrah

100% Syrah from from various parcels. 25% whole bunch, 75% destemmed maceration and crushing in open tanks (wood and stainless.) Regular punchdowns and pumpovers, followed by 13 months aging in 5-6 year old barrels.