Chateau Mont Thabor
Château Mont Thabor 84370 Bedarrides - North of the village by N7/D907
Tel. +33 490 331 621
Direct sale: All the year but only by appointment.
The chateau was built in the 18th century as a mansion for a
nobleman Marquis de Vaucroze. The name Mont Thabor was given by Don Pernety,
the founder of the sect of Illuminés of Avignon: At the property he planted
trees coming from the Israeli mountain, Mont Thabor - so tells the local story.
From 1840 the place became a "Relais de Diligence", a place to stay for
1881 the property was purchased by the Swiss immigrant Fritz Stehelin.
He changed the stables and garages into rooms for wine making and at the place he engaged
for a period up to 20 workers preparing thistles for use in the carding of wool.
(from 1940) expanded the wine production from the fields around the castle (Cotes
Since 1977 Daniel Stehelin, has run the property today covering 4 ha of Chateauneuf du Pape and 6 ha of Cotes du Rhone.
The average age of the vines is 70 years.
Daniel's daughter Fanny and her partner Vincent Bremond, owns some vineyards
in Luberon. They make their wines in cooperation with Daniel at Mont Thabour
Chateauneuf du Pape
80% Grenache, 15% Syrah and, 5% Mourvedre/Cinsault.
2/3 is aged in barriques for 12 months.
Cotes du Rhone
80% Grenache, 10% Cinsault and 10% Mourvèdre/Syrah.
Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc
Tiny production. As there is no wine press the grapes are pressed by feets.
And older photo of a younger Daniel Stehelin - from 2007
Daniel and Noëlle Shehelin with their daughter
This photo and the two below is from an event in Chateauneuf du
The girl to the left is Laetitia
Gradassi from Domaine des Pères de l'Eglise.
the right Fanny Sthehelin with her boyfriend Vincent Bremonol.
Florent Lançon Domaine de la Solitude and his wife Manon.
The stagecoach (Paris - Marseille) went
into shelter for the nights through this gate. Today the
vinification takes place in this old "stable"
The stone wall in the background
was part of a big and very old wine tank. Probably made in the 18th century
by the nobleman Marquis de
Daniel's son-in-law Vincent
Bremonol is from a wine grover family in Luberon. Vincent
owns 4 ha there. FSince vintage 2019 2 cuvées are made at Mont-Thabor:
Index Chateauneuf du Pape