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The Cellar

A human adventure

The Bonnieux cellar, created in 1920 by a few vine growers determined to pool their means of production, was the first in the Vaucluse department. This adventure continues, enriched by his experience. She is able to offer you her best selections.

Between Luberon and Ventoux :

Our cellar has the particularity of being able to offer you its 2 appellations “A.O.P. Luberon” and “A.O.P. Ventoux” produced on different soils, conferring to each wine typicity and character drawn from deep within their roots.

Located in the heart of the Luberon Regional Nature Park, the cellar is in keeping with its environment since it was equipped in 1996 with an autonomous station for the treatment of wine effluents, guaranteeing no polluting discharges into the natural environment. In the same way the vine growers are engaged in the reasoned fight of the vineyard preserving at the best the harmony and the environmental balance.

Terroirs of the Cave de Bonnieux :

The privileged location of the vineyards of the Bonnieux cellar, between Haute Provence and Rhône Valley, allows it to benefit from varied conditions both in terms of soil and exhibitions. The vine alternates harmoniously with cherry and olive trees. Its territory extends on Bonnieux and some bordering communes (Goult, Roussillon, Lacoste, Gordes) on both sides of the Calavon, peaceful tributary of the Durance.

In the north, spreads the area of ​​the A.O.P Ventoux with its alternation of hills with more or less gentle slopes. The soils are varied with the characteristic ocher sands around Roussillon. The vineyards also appreciate the slopes exposed south on gray marl (clay-limestone) Gargassian. To the south, the hillside is the area of ​​choice for the A.O.P Luberon area. If we find some oily veneer, clay-sandy soils often in the form of terraces predominate. They come from the erosion of Lacoste cliffs (and its famous stone) or the plateau of Claparèdes, kingdom of lavender and truffle oaks, just behind Bonnieux. It is this variety associated with an adapted and neat work of the winemaker that allows the expression so characteristic of our wines.

OUR
PRODUCTION

It varies from 30,000 to 35,000 hl each year.

The whites and rosés are vinified at low temperature after the decantation of the must and the maceration film according to the grape varieties and the state of health of the grapes. The reds are elaborated in traditional vinification with macerations more or less long depending on the desired product. Some of our wines are then aged for several months in our barrel cellar. Located in the heart of the cellar, this cellar allows a constant temperature throughout the year ensuring optimum breeding. You will be able to have a preview from the store of sale.
The distribution is as follows: 45% A.O.P Luberon 30% A.O.P Ventoux 22% Country wine 3% Table wine

Our passionate team:

Laurent BOUET

Director & Oenologist

Since 1999, Laurent is the director of the Bonnieux Cellar, enforcing the directives of the Board of Directors. Oenologist training, during the grape harvest do not look in his office but rather in a corridor of the cellar framing the staff and letting express his passion.

François GOURGOUILLAT

Oenologist & Winemaker

+33 (0)4 90 75 98 35
A trained oenologist, quality expert and wine enthusiast, François is responsible for winemaking, grape receptions and bottling of our wines.

Bruno COPPOLA

Winemaker

Very versatile, he is the second of François, and knows the cellar in every nook and cranny.

Julien MORICELLY

Technical Manager Vine and Quality

+33 (0)4 90 75 98 32
Graduated with a degree in Sciences of the vine, he ensures the link between our co-operators winemakers and the cellar. He accompanies the cooperators in the follow-up of the vines, from the plantation until the harvest, in order to fulfill the objectives of quality and supply of the cellar.

Magali MARIANELLI

Accounting Secretary

+33 (0)4 90 75 80 03
A trained accountant, but also passionate about wines, Magali takes care of the administrative and accounting part of the cellar. She is your interlocutor dedicated to administrative and financial matters.

Emeline JULLIAN

Cellar manager (private and local customers)

+33 (0)4 90 75 98 38
Emeline, resulting from a commercial training, speaking English, will welcome you pleasantly. It ensures the link with our customers and will be your perfect advisor within our shop.

Véronique MARTIN

Cellar Manager and Local Sales Manager (traditional and GMS)

+33 (0)4 90 75 98 38
Véronique, from a commercial background, speaking English and German, will welcome you warmly. It provides the link with our direct clientele and will be the preferred contact for our local professional clientele.

Naëlle MATHIEU

Export Sales Manager and France

+33 (0)4 90 75 98 33
Naëlle, a microbiologist by training, with a degree in commerce specialized in wine and spirits, speaking English and Italian will be your privileged partner for all commercial endeavors.

Pauline CAVALLINI

Sales Assistant (private customers and wine tourism)

+33 (0)4 90 75 98 38
Pauline, holder of a professional license specialized in wine trade and wine tourism, speaking English and Spanish will welcome you warmly in our shop. She will be your privileged adviser in the framework of wine tourism partnership.