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Chateau Cabrieres
France - Rhone Valley

The Arnaud family has owned the Château Cabrières property for three generations. In 2009, Guy Arnaud handed over the estate to his daughter, Agnes Arnaud, married to Patrick Vernier. Today, Agnes and Patrick are run the estate together.

The name ‘Cabrières’ comes from the Latin name Capraria, designating a place where goats are raised.

Château Cabrières is located in the village of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, in the Vaucluse department. The property dates back many centuries, indicated by a bread oven door that was discovered and preserved - the stone cut recalls the technique used in the 14th and 15th centuries. This proves the historic nature of the Chateau and its vine stock, both of which benefit from the flinty nature of the local soil, where vines have been planted since 1344.

The CDP vineyard is situated on the high tablelands, which are characteristic of the northern area of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. The terrain consists mainly of alpine diluvium and chalky Miocenian soil, with large flint pebbles covering the surface. These pebbles conserve the heat of the day during the night, thus avoiding too much evaporation.

Producer Details
Founded
1948
Wine Production Area
France - Rhone Valley - Chateauneuf du Pape AOC, Cotes du Rhone AOC
Owners
Agnes and Patrick VERNIER
Winemaker
Philippe CAMBIE
Acreage
79 acres (32 hectares)
Grape Varietal(s)
All 13 grape varieties of Chateauneuf-du-Pape
Age of Vines
40-50 years average, with vineyards planted as early as 1901for the oldest and some planted in 2003 for the youngest.
Agricultural Practices
Sustainable
Annual Production
3,500
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