Our cellar was built in 1924, with two extensions (1954 and 1964 – visible dates on facades) by Leendhart Edmond : architect DLPG in Montpellier, professor tho the School of Fine Arts in Paris.

But his domain of exercise is very vast : cooperative cellars, private hospitals, posts, buildings of education, cheap houses and monuments.


The cellar is:

– 50 wine farmer

–   8 produce some biological wine

– 210 hectares Côtes du Rhône

– 230 hectares Vin de Pays

– 10 000 hectoliters produit  Côtes du Rhône

– 10 000 hectoliters produit  Vin de pays

– 30 000 bottle/year


– 1924 : Création of the coopérative

– 1925 : Firts harvest

– 1972 : Passage in AOC Côtes du Rhône (official category of quality wine produced in a defined

style with a guarantee of origin)

– 1991 : Opening of the selling place in the cellar : 3 bottles

– 1996 : Passage AOC Côtes du Rhône Village

– 2000 : New stockage area, storage for oak cask (barrels)

– 2000 : Passage biological wine (cuvée Oxsalys)

– 2009 : Label Accueil Sud de France

– 2009 : Label 1 Inter-Rhône

– 2014 : First “Fête du Rosé”

– 2014 : Label Vignobles et Découvertes

– 2015 : Label 3 Inter-Rhône

– 2016 : Label Accueil Sud de France

– 2016 : Anniversery bottle “Secret d’Histoire 90 ans / 2015”

– 2017 : New shop “Vignerons d’Ici” Goudargues

Once upon a time …

The Romans, travelling up the Rhone, planted vineyards and the area became the forefront of commercial wine production thanks to the Roman impetus. However, the collapse of the Roman Empire dealt a blow to the development of the vineyards, they were suddenly deprived of trade outlets, except for the vineyards near the Mediterranean ports and the vineyards of the northern Rhône, which supplied Lyon. In the Middle Ages, the Churches influence rebooted wine production.

Since their establishment in Avignon the Popes, amateurs of wines from the region, worked towards the planting of a large vineyard region around Avignon up to Saint-Gély. From the Avignon Popes to the birth of the Côtes du Rhône wines.

The Gard Provençal’s winters are warm and dry, its spring months warm and wet, whilst very hot and dry summers precede warm rainy autumns. In addition the very strong Mistral wind keeps the vineyards healthy by blowing away any risks of disease, thereby providing particularly suitable conditions for the production of quality wines.

It is October 25th, 1924 by the will of 47 wine growers that been born the cellar.

Our name : 16 & 20 Cèze (River) et le Vin (Wine).