Vignerons de Caractère

Route de Vaison la Romaine, 84190 Vacqueyras
Tel. +33 490 658 454
Direct sale:
April - September: All days 10.00-19.00 
Rest of the year. All days 10.00-12.30 and 14.00-18.00


The cooperatives was founded in 1957 just after a hard winter destroying nearly all olive threes in the area
For some years the name Vignerons de Caractère have been used.
In 2014 the two cooperatives in Vacqueyras and Beaumes de Venise merged in a way so it preserve the two production units but with one director, one Président, one website and one marketing organization - Rhonéa.
When wines from the two cooperatives are promoted the name Rhonéa is used. If you look at you will find another name for the merged cooperatives Vignerons des Dentelles.
In 2016 around 80 members of the cooperative in Vacqueyras delivered grapes for a production of Gigondas and first of all Vacqueyras when it's left for Balma Venita to make Beaumes de Venise, Muscat de Beaumes de Venise and Ventoux.

Wines without domain names
Only wines market with "*" are promoted at the website of Rhonéa April 2016.
Most of the wines will probably still be available

Chateauneuf du Pape Roque Colombe
2012: Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre.

Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc Roque Colombe
2013: Clairette, Grenache Blanc and Picardin.

Gigondas Le Pas de Montmirail
2013: Syrash, Cinsault, Mourvedre.

Gigondas Élocquence *
2010: 75% Grenache and 25% Syrah. Aged for 9 months in barriques

Vacqueyras Seigneur de Fontimple *
2014: Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre.

Vacqueyras Les Hauts de Castellas *
2013: Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre.

Vacqueyras Vieilles Vignes
2012: Grenache and Syrah. From more than 50-years old vines.
Grenache aged in foudres and Syrah in new barriques for 12 months.

Vacqueyras Éternité *
2012: Grenache, Mourvedre and Syrah. 
Partly matured in tanks and parly in new barriques.

Vacqueyras l'Absolu Éternité
2010: Grenache (50-80-years), Syrah and Mourvedre. 
Aged for 20 months in barriques. 3.000 bottles

Vacqueyras Rosé Seigneur de Fontimple *
2014: Cinsault, Grenache and Syrah.

Vacqueyras Blanc Seigneur de Fontimple
2013: Bourboulenc, Clairette, Grenache Blanc, Marsanne, Roussanne and Viognier.

Vacqueyras Blanc Éternité *
2015: Grenache Blanc, Boussanne, Marsanne, Bourboulenc, Viognier and Clairette. Aged sur lie in barriques.

Muscat de Beaumes de Venise Bouquet des Dentelles *

Cotes du Rhone A l'Ombre des Fontaines *
Cotes du Rhone Rosé A l'Ombre des Fontaines *

IGP Petit Caprice *
2014: Syrah, Grenache, Caladoc, Merlot, Cabernet, Carignan.

IGP Petit Caprice Rosé *
2015: Grenache, Caladoc, Merlot, Cinsault.

IGP Petit Caprice Blanc *
2015: Viognier, Colombard, Grenache blanc, Sauvignon Chardonnay

Domaines et Chateaux - from a single producer

Gigondas Domaine de la Maurelle
2014: Cinsault, Grenache og Syrah. 30 ha owned by the Daurel family since 1753. Vineyards are situated in an altitude of 300m

Vacqueyras Chateau des Hautes Ribes *
2014: Cinsault, Grenache, Mourvèdre and Syrah from a domain of 30 ha.

Vacqueyras Domaine de Carobelle AB *
2014: Grenache, Syrah and Carignan. From 15 ha belonging to the Vautour family

Vacqueyras Domaine Mas du Bosquet
2014: Grenache, Mourvèdre and Syrah. From 30 ha belonging to the former president
Bernard Manganelli. Owned by the family since 1947.

Vacqueyras Domaine de la Cournière 
2014: Cinsault, Grenache, Mourvèdre and Syrah. The estate of 30 ha has belonged to the Rames family since 1789.

Vacqueyras Chateau Thézane AB 
2014: Carignan, Grenache and Syrah. The owner Colette Conil has 9 ha of vines.

Vacqueyras Domaine de la Pertiane 
2014: Grenache and Syrah. From 25 ha owned by the Bres family

Vacqueyras Domaine Bessons Dupré
2014: Grenache and Syrah from the Chapet family in Vacqueyras with 44 ha

Vacqueyras Domaine de la Solèiade
2014: Grenache and Syrah. The estate og 50 ha belongs to the Aurery-Geay family.

Vacqueyras Domaine du Grand Prieur
2014: Grenache and Syrah. The Gras family has owned the estate of 38 ha. in Sarrians since 1880.

Beaumes de Venise & Vacqueyras Domaine de la Brune
Grenache and Syrah. Belongs to the Brunet family in Beaumes de Venise.

Cotes du Rhone Village Chateau Cambis 
Grenache and Syrah. From 40 ha owned by the Rieu-Verdier family.

Cotes du Rhone Domaine de Carobelle AB *
2014: Grenache, Syrah og Carignan

IGP Domaine de Carobelle AB *
2014: Grenache, Carignan, Syrah, Merlot

From the left: Bernard Manganelli, former President of Vignerons de Caractère,
Pascal Duconget, former director of Vignerons de Caratere, now director of the united cooperatives, Claude Chabran, former President of Balma Venitia and now of the united cooperatives. Photo: LA FEUILLE DE VIGNE

Vignerons de Caractère has for several years vinified wines from single producers and marketed these wines. This has probably been helpfull in keeping the producers loyal to the cooperative.

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Updated 02-04-2016