La Cavale

VISITING

 

A living space

La Cavale reflects its owner Paul Dubrule‘s wish to create an exceptional wine center in the heart of the Natural Regional Park of the Luberon. Designed by architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte and built stone by stone by Les Compagnons du Devoir (a traditional French fraternity of craftsmen), La Cavale makes „sharing“ its priority. Here novices and experts can taste our wines while discovering others. It is a unique, cultural place where both wine and refinement arouse the senses before a magnificent landscape.

Built in a very contemporary style, La Cavale rises at the crossroad between the villages of Vaugines, Lourmarin, and Cucuron. Our estate spreads over 42 hectares and is planted in eight varietals offering three different types – red, white and rosé – vinified under the guidance of Jean-Paul Aubert, our technical manager, and Alain Graillot, our consultant.
Our selection includes three labels: Petite Cavale (rosé, red, and white), La Cavale (white and red) and our flagship, Grande Cavale (red), that is produced solely in great vintages.

 
 

“At La Cavale, we are aware of our ecological and environmental imprint. We have been farming organically for two years now and are aiming to obtain our certification in 2020. Our winery contributes to the protection of the Luberon Natural Park by reducing its water consumption, producing solar power, and treating its effluents while working the soil respectfully.”

– Thierry Mueth, directeur général –

 
 

During the high season, La Cavale welcomes you every day from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

From October to April: From 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and from 2:45 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Closed on Sunday and Monday.

DISCOVERING

 

Our 500 m² boutique

A true concept store featuring a fine selection of wine-themed gifts and souvenirs including terroir produces, beautiful bi-lingual books, decorative objects, as well as our English picnic baskets to treat oneself or give as a present.

 
 

We make it a point to represent the richness of flavours from the heart of Provence, highlighting the young craftsmen, creators or entrepreneurs of the Luberon engaged in the promotion of our environmental and cultural heritage. Renowned names from the wine world are also represented in the Discovery-Wine section.

 
 

Our team of attentive professionals is happy to welcome and introduce you to our various cuvées, our estate’s olive oil, and our selection of rare and precious wines and spirits from different areas of France and around the world.

 

In this beautiful space you will find:
  • Great wines and spirits from around the world, including such famous brands as MacCallan, Hibiki, Roku, Botran, Gelas, Laurent Perrier, Pol Roger, Opus One, Cheval Blanc, Vega Sicilia to only name a few.
  • Products of Aix & Terra.

  • Pastis of la Pastisserie.
  • Les Rhums du Sud.
  • La Biscuiterie de Rognes.
  • Patrick Font’s Natural Juices.
  • Breadsticks of La Fenière.
  • The Nose of Jean Lenoir.
  • Moser, Lalique, Artel, Spiegelau and Biot glassware.
We have also specially selected local artisans
  • Juliet Schlunke, the ceramist from Ansouis
  • Thomas and Olivia from ‘Le Secret de Manon’, who produce natural Marseille soaps and scented body creams
  • Géraldine Saunière who has designed our own candles
  • La Maison Au Fil du Lin for our lamp shades, place mats and napkins
  • L’apérovençal ‘tapenades’ (crushed olive spread)

TASTING

WINE TASTINGS ARE FREE

GUIDED TOURS OF OUR CELLARS AND VAT ROOMS FOLLOWED BY A TASTING, regular or blind: 12€ per guest
(Preferably by reservation)

 

Our interactive workshops:

(By reservation only, 2 guests minimum)

* Wine and cheese pairing: 20€ per person
How to pair different wines with different kinds of cheeses (goat, blue, cooked…)

* Wine and chocolate pairing: 20€ per person
Match different wines with different chocolates (6 chocolates/6 wines) in partnership with Stephane Roux, chocolate maker and owner of “L’art chocolatier”.

* Discovering truffle: 30€ per person – From mid-November to mid-February on Friday, at 2:30 p.m.
Meet us at La Cavale and visit a truffle patch. Take part in a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and search for truffles with a truffle-hunting dog and its master. After the hunt, return to La Cavale for a full-fledged tasting.

* Wine Science: 20€ per person
From vine to wine. Discover the different kinds of grape varietals and blend your own wine.

* Introduction to wine tasting: 20€ per person
From your nose to your palate, an entire itinerary… Learn how to stir, smell, taste… and guess!

* Savours and scents: 20€ per person
An introduction to olfaction and sense of taste. Smell, imagine, blend and create: open a new world which will enable you to enlarge your own bouquet of scents.

* On location with La Cavale: 20€ per person – Saturdays at 10:30 a.m
In the footsteps of “Manon des Sources” in Vaugines, “The Hussard on the Roof” and “A Good Year” in Cucuron…Visit our vineyards and see the different film locations.

We welcome children while parents are tasting or shopping!

* Children tasting workshop: free
To make sure that no one is left out of the holiday fun, we have created a special workshop for children. They can try 5 to 6 different grape juices and select the one they like best.
They will be shown how to sniff, swirl, taste and spit just like wine experts. At the end of the session, they will be given a small diploma to take home with their name on it!

THE TerraCe

 

In season, enjoy privileged tastings, combined with gourmet moments and let your eye wander over the endless rows of vines from our terrace with a view.

 
 

In the summer time, experience and enjoy the mildness of the evening in a relaxing and friendly ambiance during our Thursday evening cocktail hours with food trucks and music.

During the off-season, our lounge with its one-of-a-kind elegant ambiance becomes a warm and welcoming refuge for a tea-time moment. Enjoy the simple pleasure of a hot and fortifying drink while savoring a home made pastry.

 

Languages spoken at the winery: English, German, Italian, Spanish.

Our Wines

Petite Cavale Rouge

Issu d’un assemblage de Grenache Noir et de Syrah, ce vin gourmand à la robe rouge rubis et au nez somptueusement parfumé évoque les fruits rouges, la garrigue et les épices. En bouche, il donne l’impression de croquer à même le fruit. Soutenue par de fins tannins, sa finale est toute en légèreté. Petite Cavale rouge est un vrai plaisir avec des mets simples, tels qu’un plateau de charcuterie, une ratatouille, des poissons grillés et des fromages à pâtes pressées cuites.

11.50€ TTC
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Petite Cavale Blanc

Ce vin de couleur or pâle est composé de Grenache Blanc, Clairette et Ugni-Bland. Au nez, il déploie des arômes de fruits à chair blanche et d’agrumes, laissant place à une attaque vive et franche en bouche. Sa finale est dotée d’une grande fraîcheur et minéralité. Il s’accorde parfaitement avec un plateau de fruits de mer ou se déguste simplement à l’apéritif.

11.50€ TTC
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Petite Cavale Rosé

Ce vin, couleur pétale de rose, est issu d’un assemblage de Cinsault et Grenache Noir. Son nez laisse percevoir des notes subtiles de groseilles acidulées puis de pamplemousse rose. ll nous fait découvrir en bouche toute sa fraîcheur, son côté très aromatique, tout en affirmant son caractère. Petite Cavale Rosé est particulièrement appréciée pour l’apéritif mais peut également se marier avec toute la cuisine méditerranéenne.

11.50€ TTC
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La Cavale Rouge

Provenant de nos vignobles en coteaux, assemblage de Grenache Noir, Syrah et Vieux Carignan, ce vin a une robe cerise intense. Il révèle au nez des arômes de fruits mûrs, de violette, de poivre et de réglisse, nous laissant deviner toute sa complexité. En bouche, le vin est plus étoffé, mêlant de soyeux tanins à des notes subtilement vanillées. La Cavale rouge est le vin idéal pour accompagner des plats typiques de la région, tels qu’un agneau du Luberon rôti au thym ou des pieds paquets.

19.80€ TTC
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La Cavale Blanc

Ce vin à la robe dorée est un assemblage de Grenache Blanc, Clairette, Ugni-Blanc et Vermentino. Il exprime au nez des notes fumées et florales dues à son élevage pour partie en fûts d’acacia. Il dévoile en bouche une certaine onctuosité et rondeur, accompagnées d’un joli bouquet aromatique alliant le coing, la poire et l’ananas, pour finir sur quelques notes citronnées. Séduisant par sa complexité, son ampleur en bouche et sa persistance aromatique, La Cavale blanc s’accompagne merveilleusement bien d’un filet de bar en sauce, d’un risotto à la truffe ou d’une blanquette de veau.

19.80€ TTC
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Grande Cavale

Notre étendard! « A chaque grande cave, son grand vin »

Vinifiée uniquement lors des plus belles années, Grande Cavale, à la robe pourpre et aux reflets chatoyants, est notre bouteille de prestige. Mariage subtil de nos meilleures parcelles de Syrah et de Grenache Noir, ce vin exprime une incroyable finesse due à son élevage en fûts de chêne durant 12 mois. Surprenant par sa netteté et son élégance, le nez et la bouche associent fruits noirs et notes fumées. Il s’accorde à merveille avec du gibier, des viandes rouges grillées et ravira vos papilles avec du chocolat noir épicé.

41€ TTC
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