The adventure got off to a start in the 1970's in Cadenet, at the place known as 'Travers du Faridoux et Cavale'. That is where Monsieur Dubrule acquired a sheepfold surrounded by 7 hectares of vines. Since 1986, Jean-Paul Aubert, the technical director, has worked on creating great wines. The wine cellar lies at the cross-roads in the heart of the Luberon Natural Park. Between the years 2012 to 2017, a new wine cellar was designed and built. Designed by the famous architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte, the cellar is in an idyllic setting and is a great place to visit. There are 42 hectares of vineyards with eight different grape varieties growing on land in the villages of Cucuron, Vaugines, Lourmarin and Cadenet, which produce wines in the Luberon appellation. We have three ranges of wines, the Petite Cavale (rosé, red and white), La Cavale (red and white) and our flagship wine, Grande Cavale (red), which we only make in the very best years. The estate has been undergoing conversion to organic for the past 2 years, and should be certified for the wine in 2020. OUR SHOP In our concept-store, you will find a wide choice of wines, our wines and wines from the world over. Discover our great local products - fine foods, fruit juices, olive oil, spirits, crystal, books and other treats. THURSDAYS ON THE TERRACE In summer time, come on Thursday evenings to take part in our musical apéritifs on the terrace. Concerts and food-trucks. We strongly recommend reserving space! OFF-SEASON TEA SHOP We propose lovely teas from the Palais des Thés in Aix. Also, chocolates by ValRhona in Tain-l’Hermitage, coffees and herbal teas by Benjamin and Virginie Maurizot at La Provence en Bouteille in Cucuron. GUIDED TOURS We propose guided tours of La Cavale all year long, by advance reservation. Tours are followed by a tasting, of our six wines (a blind tasting if you like) Lasts approximately 1 hour, 12€ per person. GROUPS We can host groups. The boutique and the major part of the winery are one single level and thus accessible to persons with reduced mobility. Group rates begin at 10 persons (10€/person). Valid solely for the guided tour. DISCOVER WORKSHOPS ALL YEAR LONG (2-person minimum, book 24h in advance): *Wine and Cheese: 25€ Pairing wines and different types of cheese * Wine and Chocolate: 25€ What wines to serve with what kinds of chocolate? * Discovering truffles: 40€ November to mid-February, Fridays at 2:30pm Come to La Cavale and we will visit the truffle fields close to us, take part in digging for truffles, enjoy a sampling of fresh truffles, accompanied by our wines. * Ampelography: 25€ Vineyards grapes and wine. Discover the various grape varietals in Luberon wines and make your own blend. * Introduction to wine-tasting: 25€ The nose, the palate ... a vast journey… learn how to swirl, sniff and taste ... then guess! * Senteurs et saveurs: 25€ A workshop to stimulate all five senses, in particular olfactive and of course gustatory ... Sniff, imagine, create ... * Cinema at La Cavale: 25€ In the footsteps of "Manon des Sources" in Vaugines, "Le Hussard" sur le toit and "d’Une Année en Provence" in Cucuron… Visit our vineyards and see where famous films were shot.
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