Juliette Avril, Chateauneuf du Pape, Rhone
The Domaine Juliette Avril’s roots run long and deep.
As First Consuls of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, the Avril family has cultivated centuries of winegrowing and Provençal tradition. A century after Frédéric Mistral, our ancestor, Jules Avril, was awarded the “Golden Cicada”, symbol of the prestigious title of “Majoral du Félibrige”, the Academy of the Provençal language… As early as 1928, before the Appellation of Controlled Origin (A.O.C.) was officially introduced, Juliette Avril’s father, Jean Avril, along with other local notable figures, participated in establishing fundamental rules for developing Châteauneuf-du-Pape wine.
In 1988, Marie Lucile Brun took over management of the estate succeeding her mother, Juliette Avril. Her son, Stephan Brun joined her in 2000 to head the estate's commercial, administrative and viticulture departments.
The estate consists of 30 hectares (ha) of Chateauneuf du Pape, including 10 ha in AOP Cairanne, 1.3 ha in AOP Cotes du Rhone Villages "Plan de Dieu," 10 ha in AOP du Rhone, 4 ha in AOP Ventoux and 2 ha in Vin de Cepage.
All the wines are vegan friendly and sustainably grown.