La Cavale

at Cucuron

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  • An iconic estate, La Cavale is both a great wine and a special space where Paul Dubrule, the owner, has fashioned a unique wine-touring and environmental project.

    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.

    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.

    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!

    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.

    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.

    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.

    (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.
  • Environment
    • In the country
    • In the town centre
  • Spoken languages
    • English
    • es*
    • fr*
    • it*
  • Documentation
  • Arrangement
    Room Salle : Salle 1 (500 m2)
  • Activities
    • Activities
  • Equipment
    • Picnic area
    • Toilets
    • Car park
    • bus parking
    • Private car park
    • Free parking
  • Services
    • Animals accepted
    • Sales on site
    • Boutique
    • Restaurant
    • Guided tours
    • picnic hampers
Payment methods
  • American Express
  • Credit card
  • Cash
  • Rates
  • Free
  • From January 1, 2020 until April 11, 2020
    Closed On Monday , On Sunday
    * Tuesday to Saturday inclusive, 10:30 to 1:30 and 2:45 to 6:30. Closed exceptionally on 25 and 26 December Closed annually from 1 to 15 January 2020.
  • From June 2, 2020 until August 31, 2020
    Opened Everyday
    * De 10h30 à 13h30 et de 15h à 19h.