Olivier in his vineyard

Olivier in his vineyard

La Grange Saint André (Olivier Pichon)

Wines

WINEMAKER

Olivier Pichon

VINEYARD

1 hectare, organic

BOTTLES PRODUCED

Not many

COUNTRY, REGION, SUBREGION

France, Languedoc, Gard

Olivier only started winemaking in 2015 – he was previously working in Lyon as a social worker. A busy family life with his wife and four children means he hasn't had time to go to university; instead he has learned on the job, with help from his friend and fellow vigneron Thierry Forestier.

We met Olivier by chance at a small wine fair in the Languedoc last November, where he was showing some friends a few tank samples of his debut vintage. The wine was clean, juicy and bright so we stayed in touch.