Chateau Juvenal

SCEA le Graveyron
Anne-Marie Forestier and Sebastien Alban
1080, Route de Caromb 84330 Saint-Hippolyte-le-Graveyron
Tel:  +33 951 130 163  / +33 607 131 147 (Juvenal) +33 620 420 916 (Sebastien)
Direct sale: Via Juvenal 900 m from the Chateau.


The mansion at the place were built around 1870 by a Leon Thouvenot. His daughter married a lawyer Adrien Juvenal after who the estatehas its name. A descendent from this family owned the estate until 2001 when it was boughte by Anne-Marie and Bernard Forestier
Until 1956 18 ha at the estate were planted with 5.000 olive trees of which some were several hundred years old. The winter in 1956 destroyed 80 percent of the olive trees and then they started to plant vines instead.
The estate covers 25 ha of which 3 ha are planted with olives and 8 ha with vines. 
Before Chateau Junenal was bought by Forrestier, the vineyards were cultivated by a neighbour the Alban family for many years. Today it's Sebastien Alban, who runs this domain. The grapes from both estates were until 2010 delivered to the cooperative in Beaumes de Venise. 
Since 2012 the vineyards of both estates covering 35 ha are certificeret agriculture biologique.
Sebastien Alban and Anne-Marie Foster have together established cellars and both families are marketed with the name Chateau Juvenal.
Since 2011 Ventoux have been made and bottled and since 2012 also Muscat de Beaumes de Venise. Philippe Cambie is the advising oenolog.
Some rooms are for rent for tourists at the Chateau


80% Grenache, 20% Syrah

Beaumes de Venise
80% Grenache, 20% Syrah

Muscat de Beaumes de Venise
Muscat le petit grains

Ventoux Les Ribes du Vallat
70% Grenache, 30% Syrah.

Ventoux La Terre du Petit Homme
50% Grenache, 40% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre.
Syrah and Mourvdre aged in new barriques for 18 months

Ventoux Rosé Les Ribes du Vallat
50% Grenache, 50% Cinsault. Press direct.

Ventoux Blanc Les Ribes du Vallat
80% Clairette, 20% Viognier.
50% Fermented and the aged in demi-muids for 6 months

IGP Vaucluse Blanc Moment Blanc
100% Muscat petit grains

VDF Perséides
100% Grenache

The mansion at Chateau Juvenal. Photos belongs to the domain.

.The cooperation between Sebastien Alban and Chateau Juvenal is organized in a company named SCEA Le Graveyron. Sebastien and Anne-Marie Forestier are together responsible for the company (co-gérants).

Sebastien Alban, Jean-Claude Alban, Bernard and Anne-Marie Forestier. Image from Ch. Juvenal.

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Updated 23-03-2021