The Jasmin family, originally from the Champagne region, got their start in Côte Rôtie not on the steep hillsides, but in the kitchen of Château d’Ampuis. Alexandre Jasmin moved his family from north to the south when the position of Chef was offered to him. At the time, Ampuis was already known as the heart of Côte Rôtie and Alexandre did not want to miss out on his chance to be a part of the local culture. When the opportunity to purchase the vineyard adjacent to the Château d’Ampuis he jumped at it.
Four generations later, Alexandre’s great-grandson, Patrick is continues thie family’s winemaking tradition. Patrick’s father, Robert, is identified as being the one who raised the domaine’s level of quality to new heights before his untimely death in 1999. Today, the 40-something year old Patrick maintains this level of quality and signature finesse of the Jasmin familly’s wines.