Domaine de Valori is owned by the well-respected Meffre family, whose winemaking history dates back three generations to 1936, when Gabriel Meffre founded a négociant business and went on to own the largest vineyard area in France, with an empire that reached 900 hectares before his death in the 1980s.
His three children inherited their father's various châteaux and estates, but it now is his grandson, François, who runs Domaine de Valori, which has been in the family since 1967.
The eight hectares of vineyards are towards the north of the Châteauneuf-du-Pape appellation, laying above the village of Courthézon and reaching 110 metres above sea level. With an average age of 35 years, the vines are composed of 60% grenache, 20% syrah and 20% mourvèdre. The pebbles and safre (compressed sand) soil found here is renowned for its quality.