From the castle’s terrace there is a stupendous view over the Luberon, the Alpilles de Provence mounts and Avignon. Wine-tastings are available.
An old proverb says that to make the best Châteauneuf-du-Pape, the grape vines must be firmly anchored in the soil, covered with pebbles, and facing the river… There is one certainty here at Château de la Gardine: on its stone and pebble plateau, 500 meters west of the village, it is definitely facing the majestic Rhône.
These vineyards are the fruit of an encounter between a man, Gaston Brunel, and a terroir, Châteauneuf-du-Pape. The Brunel family has continued age-old traditions from generation to generation.
Appellations represented here: Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Lirac, Côtes du Rhône, Rasteau, Cairanne, Vacqueyras, Gigondas, Crozes Hermitage, Saint-Joseph, Cornas, Condrieu, Côte-Rôtie, Hermitage.
Visits can be pre-booked for groups of up to 30 (admission charged) and these include a tour of the site and personalized wine-tastings accompanied by a selection of breads and cheeses.
In July the estates host performances of the music festival: Les Floraisons Musicales. In September they celebrate the Journée du Grenache.