Domaine Raymond Usseglio & Fils, with 24 hectares of vineyards, was founded by Francis Usseglio, who moved to Châteauneuf-du-Pape from Italy in 1931.
Wine production began in 1948. In order to maintain the quality of the vines, vineyard cultivation is exclusively biodynamic – which requires a great deal of observation and sensitivity. The cultivation area consists of gravel terraces whose origins lie in the ice age. Typically the soil consists of red, sandy loam mixed with large pebbles, which store heat during the day and release it to the vines at night. Some good sites also have sandy soils, though – resulting in many superb top-class wines.