While Philippe Viet did not grow up in a world of winemaking or viticulture his craft is as keen as his mentors. After prying himself out of the city and turning away from his tech job trajectory he found his love of wine and the terroirs of Beaujolais landing him with a job learning under Eric Janin (Domaine Paul Janin et fils, Moulin-à-vent). Philippe’s greatest takeaway from his tenure under Janin was that “humility must be the cornerstone of my craft. Understanding and respecting your land is key to the crafting of great wines.”
Today Philippe produces his wines in the village of Morgon while farming 2.5 hectares of vines in Régnié-Durette on the Haute-Ronze sector, producing wines classified in Cru Régnié and Beaujolais-Villages. This granitic terroir is known for producing smooth and fruity wines with a delicate tannic structure. Additionally, Philippe farms 0.60 hectares of Fleurie Poncié and 1.20 hectares of Beaujolais (Corcelles) that comprise Philippe’s most prized vines.
Respect for his terroir and its soils is a constant guide to Philippe’s farming practices. From the very beginning the use of chemical input was banned from the vineyards and all of his are currently under organic conversion for certification in the near future.