Created by Etienne Grangeon 70 years ago, the property originally comprised 2 hectares of Grenache. It was developed further by the driving force of his son Alain, who joined the domaine in 1963. Passionate about viticulture, he notably contributed to the expansion of the domaine and planted improved grape varieties such as Syrah and Mourvèdre and created the identity of Cristia, based on the knowledge and respect of his soils.
Then, in 1999, Baptiste and Dominique joined their father. Their priorities were to concentrate on selecting the best parcels in order to produce a wine of a great quality, with a good ageing potential, to commercialise in France as well as for export.
The parcels of Côtes-du-Rhône Villages, Côtes-du-Rhône and Vin de Pays are spread out around the village of Courthézon, the limit of the appellation of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. The terroirs there are essentially clay/sand and are able to produce wines in the same style as the Châteauneuf-du-Pape.