HISTORY

Techniques and know-how

Established since 1923 between the Luberon and the Vaucluse mountains, our cellar is both a vestige of a winegrowing past (the structure is classified as an industrial heritage site) and a concentrate of techniques and know-how.

The Cave du Luberon is a wine cooperative with 140 member producers.
We produce and market only wines from our different terroirs. We are producers and representatives of the cooperation.

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We have all the technology and personnel necessary to produce today's wines. We harvest at night, when it is cool. The cellar is equipped with 4 pneumatic presses, stainless steel and concrete lined tanks, modern pumps and an important cooling power.
We also practice inerting (protection against oxygen) at all stages of our production, this in order to elaborate wines of superior quality.
The cellar is also equipped with an adapted and modern vinification cellar for the reds. The wine is then matured either in concrete vats or, for certain vintages, in the barrel cellar where the alchemy and magic of wood is combined with the wine.

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Our cooperators

Today we have about 110 members with annual volumes ranging from a hundred kilos to two hundred tons. These winegrowers, with their know-how and multiple techniques (organic, traditional, hand harvesting, machine harvesting, lunar cultivation, etc.), which make up our wealth, are located in the communes of Robion, Maubec, Oppède and Ménerbes (AOP Luberon) as well as on the communes of Lagnes, Cabrières d'Avignon, Gordes and Roussillon (AOP Ventoux).

These winegrowers, who can be found behind prestigious names such as the cuvée les Amandises, l'Ô de Léthé or les Hautes Bories, cultivate their vines on different types of soils: colluvial soils and stony outcrops, sandy-loam soils, red earth, on hillsides, calcareous molasse, sand and marl, etc. This variety of soils and grape varieties (dominant rolle for the whites in AOP Luberon, dominant white grenache for the whites in AOP Ventoux; majority of syrah in the reds of Luberon, of black grenache for Ventoux) gives an added value and a very strong identity to our wines.

If the practice is still passed down from father to son, we have seen in recent years the emergence of new vocations and young winemakers ready to invest in the cooperative. But in our cellar, we also find passionate people, whose activity is secondary, having inherited a few acres of vines and who produce grapes of great quality. The sense of sharing and work well done motivates this new generation of winegrowers with the satisfaction of tasting a very good wine made (in part) from their vines.

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