Alain Graillot, a revered name in France’s Northern Rhone Valley, etched his winemaking legacy in 1985. Following mentorship under Domaine Dujac’s Jacques Seysses, Graillot returned to Crozes-Hermitage, crafting hauntingly delicious Syrah from organically farmed, stone-laden vineyards. His devotion garnered a global following, solidifying his status among the Rhone’s elite. Since 2008, sons Maxime and Antoine have seamlessly continued his tradition, embracing hand-harvesting, organic farming, and whole-cluster fermentation. The domaine’s commitment extends to aging wines in Burgundy’s finest barrels. A beacon of excellence, Graillot’s portfolio, including the rare “La Guiraude,” remains a must-have for any serious Northern Rhone enthusiast.