The Rhône roots of the Combier estate go back to 1936. Camille, Laurent's grandfather, came down from his Ardèche plateau and bought a property with 3 hectares of vines and 4 hectares of apricot trees from La Roche de Glun. In the 1960s, Maurice and Paulette, Laurent's parents, set up as farmers in the neighbouring commune of Pont de l'Isère. From 1970, they were visionary and invested all their time and money in a healthy and organic cultivation of both trees and vines.
In 1990, Laurent Combier, accompanied by his wife Ghislaine, took over the estate, which then had 5 hectares of vines and 15 hectares of fruit trees. Freshly graduated in viticulture and oenology, he decided, with the support of his parents, to build his own winery for vinification and ageing. His aim was to create his vision of Crozes Hermitage wines to reach the top with, in particular, the Clos des Grives, a wine that is now iconic in the appellation. They are great wines of the Rhone Valley