La Cavale - Vignoble Paul Dubrule

La Cavale, new experiences in wine-tourism and organic wines. Come and discover the Luberon at La Cavale, through our organically produced wines, olive oils and honey, reflecting the vision of Paul Dubrule, La Cavale’s creator-owner.

3017 Route de Lourmarin, 84160, Cucuron

Page updated on 02/02/2024

La Cavale - Cucuron

Paul Dubrule, co-founder of the Accor group, fell under the spell of a Provençal bastide, La Cavale, and the beauty of the Luberon in 1973. In 1986, he embarked on a wine-growing adventure with the creation of his own estate in Cucuron, which he naturally named La Cavale. His term of office as a senator between 2005 and 2009 marked a new turning point: the creation of an exceptional winery designed by Jean-Michel Wilmotte, which today makes it a unique place for wine and life in the Luberon.

La Cavale is continuing to change with the organic certification of its wines in 2020. This project is the brainchild of Thierry Mueth, Paul Dubrule's son-in-law, who wants to pass on a better future to future generations.

Organic wines/ olive oils/ honey

La Cavale is first and foremost rooted in its native Luberon, with :

42 hectares of vines and organic wines in several ranges and colours:

  • Petite Cavale in white, red and rosé. Ideal for aperitifs and simple everyday dishes.
  • La Cavale in white and red, wines with more body and structure, perfect for accompanying more elaborate dishes.
  • BLANC in white, a micro-cuvée that marks our organic certification. Produced in a limited number of bottles, this cuvée marks the quintessence of what our white terroir can produce.

700 olive trees, of which the Salonenque, Aglandau and Picholine varieties produce 3 very distinctive oils.

15 beehives producing a succulent all-flower honey.

The shop

Our 500m² boutique features local producers and a selection of wines and spirits from around the world. Take your time to browse around.

Visit

By prior arrangement, you can visit our wine-making and ageing cellar. During this visit, you will be immersed in the work of our cellar master. The tour ends with a tasting of our full range of wines.

La Cavale - Cucuron

Wine tasting

The wine tasting is free and available without reservation. We'll explain the differences between the different ranges, depending on their blending and ageing.

Terrace

As an extension of the boutique, in the heart of the Luberon, La Cavale has an open terrace set in lush greenery. It's the perfect place to stop off for the summer!
You can come and enjoy a glass of wine and why not add some local sweet or savoury specialities, lulled by the gentle sound of the cicadas.
On Thursday evenings, musicians take over the terrace for a guaranteed festive atmosphere, accompanied by foodtrucks serving homemade dishes made with quality produce.

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Interactive Workshops

To extend the La Cavale experience, we offer interactive workshops:

  • Wines and chocolates: We'll show you the secrets of pairing chocolate with bitterness and chocolate with sweetness, and wine with tannin and freshness.
    Introduction to wine tasting: We'll teach you all the secrets behind the caudalies, the disc and the robe.
  • Ampelography: From the vine to the wine, discover the grape varieties of the Luberon, the nuances between the different soils and ageings and make your own blend.
  • Discovering truffles: From mid-November to February, head to La Cavale and head for a nearby truffle farm where you'll take part in a real truffle-hunting session. Then return to La Cavale for a guided tour followed by a tasting of our wines.

La Cavale - Cucuron

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Atelier œnologique à la Cavale
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Atelier œnologique à la Cavale

Practical information on La Cavale - Vignoble Paul Dubrule

Opening times and periods

From 01/10/2023 to 30/04/2024, every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Closed exceptionally on January 1st and December 25th.

From 01/05 to 31/05/2024, every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

From 01/06 to 31/08/2024, daily.

From 01/09 to 30/09/2024, every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Price

From 01/01 to 31/12/2023.

From 01/01 to 31/12/2024.

Free entry for children < 12 years, accompanying guides, the drivers.
Group rate available for > 10 people.

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