France, Rhone
Green Status: Sustainable

The origins of the Courbis family estate date back to the 16th century.   More recently, the brothers Dominique and Laurent Courbis succeeded their father, Maurice, in the early 1990s. They have since firmly established themselves as leaders of the modern school of winemaking in St Joseph and Cornas.


The Courbis style may be summarized as offering wines filled with intense aromas and concentrated fruit with great purity and length. This is in large part achieved by a combination of meticulous and sustainable vineyard work undertaken to attain perfectly ripe, healthy, concentrated grapes together with fermenting in tanks and aging in barriques. The wines emphasize the expression of fruit while highlighting the specific character of the various St-Joseph and Cornas vineyard origins. The estate owns 33 hectares all on south and east facing slopes in the communes of Chateaubourg, Glun and Cornas.   All the grapes are harvested by hand, rigorously sorted and 100% de-stemmed.


Production is small, and typically allocated.

Current Inventory
Courbis Cornas La Sabarotte 2013
Courbis Cornas La Sabarotte 2015
Courbis St. Joseph Rouge 2016
Courbis Cornas Les Eygats 2016
Courbis Cornas La Sabarotte 2016
Courbis Cornas Champelrose 2017
Courbis St. Joseph Rouge 2017