Wines from the Luberon

Wines from the Luberon

The vineyards of Château Val Joanis can trace their origins as far back as Roman times but it was not until 1970 that the vineyards were rediscovered. Located in the South East of the Vaucluse, out of the 186 hectares of vineyards that are owned by the estate, only 60 are given up to make their estate wines.

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As Traditional As We Can

Situated on the site of an ancient roman villa, Chateau Val Joanis was originally the property of Jean de Joanis, secretary to king Louis III of Naples.

The estate covers over 400 hectares of lush and unspoilt protected countryside, typical of Luberon with its forest of pine trees, olive groves and vines. A 100 hectares of vines are planted on clay limestone slopes which benefit from the hot sunny days and the cool nights of this part of Provence.

The wine make philosophy is simple, using traditional wine making techniques and rejecting chemicals. Keeping yields as low as possible ensures the best possible flavours can be extracted from their fruit.  The nature of the soil and the favourable climate allow Château Val Joanis to produce powerful yet elegant red wines based on Syrah and Grenache. The whites are mainly made with Viognier, Roussanne and white Grenache giving fresh and aromatic wines.

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