Sylvain Badel took over his family vines in 1998, originally supplying his grapes to the cooperative, but in 2010 he decided to make his own wine with the help of his cousin in his grandfather’s old stables. Located in Peaugres, in the Ardèche, Domain Si Le Vin is located in a superb stone building and has six and a half hectares of vines cultivated using organic methods. Sylvain has great respect for his predecessors; utilising traditional regional winemaking practices, along with the guidelines and passion his grandfather passed down to him. The estate consists of four hectares in appellation Saint-Joseph and Condrieu and two hectares in IGP Collines Rhodaniennes; planted with Syrah for the reds and in Marsanne and Viognier for the whites.
Originally, viticulture was not Sylvain’s only activity: he also cultivated a renowned potato!