This was the name given to our village under the French Revolution, when communes with the name of a Saint were “de-christened”, which is how Saint-Désirat came to be renamed Rochevine (Wine rock) for a few years around 1790. A testament to the significance of wine production at that time.
Planting on the Domaine de Rochevine started in 1991 and is now complete. It comprises :
There are thus 16.9 ha of Saint-Joseph in Saint-Désirat and 1.1 ha of Condrieu in Limony