La Celestiere

Béatrice and Neil Joyce 
1956, Route de Roquemaure 
84230 Chateauneuf du Pape.
Tel. +33 490 252 892
Direct sale: Monday - Friday 9-12 and 13-18.


Neil Joyce is English. He married a French woman Béatrice. The couple lived for many years in Paris. Béatrice worked as a lawyer and Neil made a fortune by working with soap dispencers.
Some years ago they decided to live another life. They wanted to make wines in Provence. At first they bougt a very beautiful place in
Saint-Etienne-du-Grès Chateau Dalmeran
After a few years they started to search for a place in a bit more prestigeous appellation and found a mas in Chateauneuf du Pape with 10 hectares of vineyards with vines planted in 1918-1920 and with quite big old buildings in a state of disrepair. The place belonged to a 95-years-old lady who had decided to sell because the producer who had rented her vineyards was not interested anymore.
People in Chateauneuf wanted to buy the land but not the buildings and then the place was available for Neil Joyce who could be approved as a buyer as he owned another winery. 

The buildings was totally renovated and modern cellars were constructed within the frame of the old buildings.
The cellars are capable of making more wine than what can be produced from the 10 ha of Chateauneuf du Pape and 6 ha of Vin de Pays. Therefore or because of Mr. Joyce made an agreement with another winegrower who used to sell the grapes to a cooperative the production was added with wine from 6 ha. Chateauneuf du Pape (lieu-dit Valori) and 3 ha of Cotes du Rhone. 
The vineyards have been certified agriculture biologique since 2013.

Wines according to website February 2021

Chateauneuf du Pape Tradition
2017: 55% Grenache, 15% Mourvedre, 15% Syrah and 15% Cinsault.  From La Croze, Valori and Palestor. 
50% matured in cement tank and the rest in foudres.

Chateauneuf du Pape La Croze
2017: 100% Grenache from lieu-dit La Croze planted in 1918 and 1920 on calcareous clay. Vinified and matured in cement tank. 

Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvée Les Domaines
2019: 70% Grenache (90-years-old at La Croze) and 30% Mourvedre (50-years-old at Le Valori and Les Cassanets). Aged in foudres.

Chateauneuf du Pape Confidentielle
2017: 100% Grenache. Seams to be the best part from La Croze

Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc
2019: Grenache Blanc, Clairette, Roussanne.
Aged in demi-muids sur lie with bâtonnage. 

Cotes du Rhone
2019: Grenache, Cinsault. 

IGP de Vaucluse
2019: Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault and Alicante-Bouschet.

IGP de Vaucluce Blanc
2019: Grenachem Blanc, Roussanne, Bourboulenc, Clairette.


Arnaud Ferrier and Neil Joyce. April 2011

Béatrice Joyce. Photo:





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