In the late 19th century, Maurice Deydier, a cooper by trade, founded a small domaine in Châteauneuf-du-Pape. In the 1950s, his son Jean transformed the estate he has inherited from his father into the core of today’s Domaine Jean Deydier Les Clefs d’Or. Jean planted new vineyards and acquired others, bringing his holding to the size of 15 hectares. In 1957, Jean was awarded the medal of the Chevalier du Merite Agricole for “the loving, artisanal style of production that he brought to the development of his property, and the constant efforts he deployed to make it better.” Jean Deydier and his son, Pierre, in turn, expanded the estate to its present size of 20 hectares of Chateauneuf-du-Pape and 12 hectares of Côtes du Rhône Massif d’Uchaux. Today, Pierre is aided by his daughter, Laurence, and his nephew, Jean-Francois, who represent the sixth generation of the Deydier family.