VISITING

The cellar of La Cavale, designed by Jean-Michel Wilmotte at the behest of Paul Dubrule, reflects the owner’s wish to create both an educational and playful oenotouristic space and an original place in which to sell his wines.

This beautiful contemporary winery, built by Les Compagnons du Devoir (a traditional French fraternity of craftsmen) with hand-hewn stone from the Luberon, rises at the crossroad between the villages of Vaugines, Cucuron and Lourmarin, where La Cavale’s vineyard extends over fourty-two acres.

With vines of Grenache, Cinsault, Carignan and Syrah, the estate offers three different brands or red, white and rosé wines. Vinified under the supervision of technical director Jean-Paul Aubert and consulting oenologist, Alain Graillot, these are : La Petite Cavale, La Cavale and the exceptional Grande Cavale that is produced solely in great vintages. Our team of attentive professionals will greet you every day of the week from 10 am til 7 pm during the high-season and from 10 am to 6 pm in the off-season.

DISCOVERING

In our 500m² boutique, we offer our wines and olive oils and a large selection of regional specialties, as well as more rare and precious wines and spirits from other regions of the world. Each one of our products has been carefully chosen to represent la Provence and particularly le Luberon and its natural riches.

We are pleased to carry renowned brands as well as brands of young, dynamic business owners who are proud of their region and aware of the need to protect our cultural and environmental heritage.

In this beautiful space you will find
  • Aix Et Terra
  • La Pastisserie
  • The Kookabarra juices
  • The Rhums du Sud
  • The truffles from Soulières
  • La Biscuiterie de Rognes
  • The cheese from the farm of La Grand’ Combe
  • The organic products from La Biscuiterie de Provence
We have also specially selected local artisans
  • Juliet Schlunke, the potter from Ansouis
  • Thomas and Olivia from ‘Le Secret de Manon’, who produce natural Marseille soaps and body creams
  • Géraldine Saunière who has designed our own candles
  • La Maison du Lin for our lamp shades

 

Last but not least, you might want to enjoy our wines and spirits in Moser or Artel Crystal glasses.

TASTING

Every day from 10 am to 7 pm, free tastings upon request.

Preferably upon reservation : guided tours of our cellar and introduction to wine tasting and our olfactory bar or blind tasting.

Price : 12€. The cost of the visit will be deducted from your purchase of one carton of our wines.

Book our workshops

Our summer workshops upon reservation at +33 (0) 490 08 31 92
or boutique@domaine-lacavale.com

Discovery of Bordeaux Wines with the Producers

Dates : 23/07

40€ / person

Discovery of Southern Rums

Dates : 28/06 ; 12/07 ; 16/08

35€ / person

Cooking Truffles and Wine

Dates : 21/06 ; 02/08 ; 09/08

40€ / person

Wine and Cheese Pairing

Dates : 05/07 ; 23/08

25€ / person

Wine and Chocolate Pairing

Dates : 26/07 ; 30/08

20€ / person

THE TerraCe

In season, our terrace with its beautiful view of the Luberon landscape welcomes you for a relaxing moment in the shade of our umbrellas.

On Thursday evenings, come and taste our local specialties from 6 pm to 9 pm while enjoying some music.

Languages spoken at the winery

  • English
  • German
  • Italian
  • Swedish
  • Spanish

Our Wines

Red Petite Cavale

Its beautiful ruby color expresses its intensity while its nose evokes wild, red and black fruits, along with notes of toast. In the mouth, this wine is full bodied and dense, with fine tannins. It is a nice blend of freshness and roundness coupled with a very fruity finish.

11,50€ TTC

White Petite Cavale

Produced from our hillside vineyards, this wine has a bright color. It is a blend of Grenache, Ugni Blanc and Clairette. On the nose, it evokes white and citrus fruits. In the mouth, it is straightforward and it shows a fresh finish, with touches of grapefruit giving it a nice personality. It is really ‘chewy’ and vers ‘clean’.

11,50€ TTC

Petite Cavale Rosé

With its beautiful rose petal color, its delicate brioche, quince and toast nose, this wine is crisp in the mouth. A blend of Cinsault, Black Grenache and Syrah, it reveals a beautiful aromatic expression with notes of yellow fruits and a light mineral touch. A perfect wine to be sipped during long spring and summer evenings.

11,50€ TTC

Red Cavale

Coming from our hillside vineyard as well, the Red Cavale has an intense, bright color. A blend of Black Grenache, Syrah and Carignan, it shows beautiful fragrances and aromas of matured and brandied red fruits. Its fruity finish is very round with lovely notes of violets. It has a nice cellar life.

16,50€ TTC

White Cavale

A blend of Grenache, Vermentino, Clairette and Ugni Blanc, this lovely spring wine has flavors of white flowers. It is round in the mouth, with a lot of freshness, well balanced and quite tasteful, with hints of quince, pear, and a lemon finish. It is full bodied with a persistent finish.

16,50€ TTC

La Grande Cavale

Only produced in exceptional vintages, La Grande Cavale is our ‘tête de cuvée’ – our flagship. It is a subtle blend of our best plots of Syrah, old Carignan and Black Grenache. It can age for quite a long time. The roundness of the 2012 is quite attractive. Most importantly, its balance and fine tannins due to its 12 month ageing in barrels are remarkable.

Will 2016 be the next Grande Cavale vintage ?

41€ TTC
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