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 with 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), which is produced solely in great vintages.
– Thierry Mueth, Manager Director –
Information and reservations: 04 90 08 31 92 or 04 90 77 22 96
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.
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.
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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)
* Children’s 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!
In the summer time, experience and enjoy the mildness of the evening in a relaxing and friendly ambience during our Thursday evening cocktail hours with food trucks and music, from 6:30PM til 10:00 PM.
During the off-season, our lounge with its one-of-a-kind elegant ambience 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.
A blend of Black Grenache and Syrah, this tasty wine, with its ruby red color and sumptuous scent, evokes red fruits, the scrubland and spices. In the mouth, it gives the impression of biting into the actual fruit. Supported by fine tannins, its final note is pure lightness. Petite Cavale Rouge is a real pleasure served with simple meals, such as platters of charcuterie, ratatouilles, grilled fish and cooked cheeses.
This wine, with its light gold color, is a blend of Grenache, Clairette and Ugni-Blanc. On the nose, it develops scents of white and citrus fruits. Its first impression in the mouth is straightforward and frank. The finish is very fresh and mineral. This wine goes perfectly well with a platter of seafood or by itself for aperitif.
This Rosé, with its rose petal color, is a blend of Cinsault and Black Grenache. On the nose, it first reveals subtle notes of slightly tart red currants then of pink grapefruits. In the mouth, we discover its freshness, aromatic expression and assertive personality. Petite Cavale Rosé is mostly recommended for an aperitif but can also be paired well with Mediterranean dishes.
Coming from our hillside vineyards, a blend of Black Grenache, Syrah and old Carignan, the Red Cavale has an intense cherry color. It reveals beautiful fragrances of brandied fruit, violet, pepper and licorice, letting us guess all its complexity. In the mouth, the wine is more full-bodied, mixing soft tannins and subtle aromas of vanilla. The Red Cavale will perfectly accompany typical local dishes, ideally paired with Luberon lamb, roasted with thyme or the famous « pieds-paquets ».
This wine, with its golden hue is a blend of Grenache, Clairette, Ugni-Blanc and Vermentino. On the nose, it expresses smoked and floral notes due to its ageing – partly in Acacia barrels. In the mouth, it shows some smoothness and roundness, together with a nice aromatic bouquet reminiscent of quince, pear and pineapple, and ending with lemon notes. With its appealing complexity, roundness in the mouth and persistent scent, La Cavale Blanc equally complements a sea bass fillet in white sauce, a risotto with truffles or a blanquette of veal.
Our flagship! To each great cellar its own great wine! Only produced in exceptional vintages, La Grande Cavale, with its purple color and shimmering reflection, is our prestige cuvée. A subtle blend of our best plots of Syrah, old Carignan and Black Grenache, this wine expresses incredibly fine tannins due to its 12-month ageing in oak barrels.
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