Domaine de Piaugier was established in 1947 by Jean-Marc Autran’s great-grandfather, who farmed six hectares of vines on top of a small hill near Sablet. Today, Jean-Marc and wife Sophie cultivate 3.5 hectares within Gigondas, 12.5 hectares in Sablet, and 14 hectares of Côtes du Rhône vineyards.
The domaine is split into many small areas located on different soil types: clay with limestone and sand, clay with chalk, and sand and gravel soils. The vines are an average of 20 to 40 years old. The grapes are hand harvested separately, with picking done parcel by parcel. Domaine de Piaugier is one of the longest standing producers in the Vineyard Road portfolio.