Paul Jaboulet Aîné
La Chapelle Hermitage takes us back to the year 1224, when knight Henri-Gaspard de Sterimberg, back from the Crusades, decides to settle as a hermit on a small hill. By building a small chapel and surrounding it with Syrah vines, le Chevalier de Sterimberg started a legendary backdrop, the Hermitage Hill. Since 1919, the Jaboulet family and then the Frey family have succeeded each other in cultivating the vines of their iconic wines. Founded in 1834 by the eldest (Aîné) son of winegrower Antoine Jaboulet, it developed into a monument of viticulture in the Rhone region. After the Swiss Frey family, in the person of Jean-Jacques Frey, took over in 2006, it received a new impulse, thanks to investments in vineyards, housing and winemaking facilities.
The Frey family has been involved in winemaking for generations. In addition to being the owner of one of the most beautiful vineyards in the Champagne region and shareholder of the prestigious Maison Billecart-Salmon champagne house, the family also owns Château La Lagune in Haut-Médoc. Caroline Frey, the eldest daughter of Jean-Jacques, made her first wine from Château La Lagune in 2004. Today she is ultimately responsible for the wines of Château La Lagune and, together with Frederic Jaboulet, for the wines of Paul Jaboulet Aîné.