French Wineries

Bonpas Portfolio

Our Wines

  • 13 grape varieties may be used in the composition of Châteauneuf du Pape. This wine is made with Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre.
  • The typically Mediterranean climate is held in the sway of the Mistral, great and forceful wind born out of variations in atmospheric pressure between Northern and Southern climates.
  • In the Middle Ages, when people were crossing the dangerous "forest" of scrubland, infested by bandits, their life relied only on their own hands. The unique possibility was to commit their soul to God. This is maybe the origin of the name Plan de Dieu (God's Plain).
  • The vineyard are mainly within the Parc Regional du Luberon, which is equidistant from Avignon, Aix-en-Provence and Manosque. The average altitude of the vineyards is 984 feet above sea-level, and the grapes are harvested relatively late.
  • This Vacqueyras Silbertus pays homage to the monk of the same name who, in 1176, built a chapel honoring the Virgin Mary at Bonpas in order to protect it from pillage and robbery.
  • The Ventoux mountain is home to a large number of rare or endemic plant species, as well as to many kinds of deer and birds of prey. This vitality and profusion of scents and savors is a potent influence on the wide range of AOC Ventoux wines.