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RED - WHITE - ROSE

- WINE PRODUCER- BOUTIQUE  -

Vines & Terroir

- VINEYARD TOUR -

Domaine Vintur is an independent wine producer located on the lower slopes of Mont Ventoux, 33 Km from Avignon. When Graham Shore, a British wine-lover who has lived for part of the year in Provence for nearly 20 years, bought Domaine Vintur in 2010, it had been under-managed for several years and certain buildings were in need of renovation; what followed can only be described as a labour of love. The combination of Graham’s passion for both wine and Provence, reflected in the quality and level of restoration conducted. The vineyard now boasts a modern purpose-built winery as well as a state of the art boutique and tasting room.  

 

Our resident winemaker, James Wood, has worked in vineyards across France, Germany, South Africa, New Zealand and England.  James moved to the Domaine Vintur in early 2012and his efforts had early success, winning awards for both white and red wines.  Since he joined we have won three gold medals, three silver medals and the Trophy for the best white wine of the Appellation.

 

One of the reasons Graham decided upon Domaine Vintur was the vines. Most of the vines on the 12 ½ hectares of planted land are 30-60 years old, so fully mature. They therefore have the potential to produce complex wines, with subtle but engaging aromas and flavours. The location is ideal for producing high quality fruit, thanks to a combination of Provençal sunshine, mistral winds and limestone/clay soil. The Southern Rhône has a history of wine making dating back to the ancient Greeks, who brought over and planted the first vines, and the Romans, who expanded the vineyards.

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TERROIR TOUR EXPERIENCE

The name Domaine Vintur comes from a god of the local Gauls, Vintur, who was the god of light and the mountains. Julius Caesar believed Vintur to be the equivalent of Apollo, the god of the sun and music. Given our location, with the sunny Provençal climate and Mont Ventoux so close by, and the fact that some believe “Ventoux” to be derived from Vintur, this name fit seamlessly with Graham’s vision, which thanks to hard work and a seemingly infinite passion is now becoming a reality.

 

We are beyond fortunate to be living and working in one of the most beautiful spots in the world, and we love sharing it with you. Visit us, taste our wines, enjoy live music around terroir food & wine and share our passion. 

 

For more information please don’t hesitate to contact us, we’d be happy to assist in anyway we can.

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The Grapes & Range

-ORGANIC WINE-

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- OUR GRAPES -

Grenache  /  Syrah  /  Mourvèdre  /  Grenache Blanc / Clairette  /  Roussanne /  Cinsault / Carignan

 

- TRADITION WINES -

 

The Tradition range of red, white and rosé wines come from our mature vines and express the quality of the grapes. The reds show cherry fruit and supple tannins; the whites are fresh and medium bodied; the rosés are dry and light. 

 

 

- OUR RESERVE CUVEE "Le Gentleman" -

 

This wine is the flagship of the Domaine, made from grapes selected from the best and oldest vines. Named in homage to the cyclists who have completed the ascent of Mount Ventoux and to celebrate Bradley Wiggins’ 2012 Tour de France win. The natural flavours and tannins of the fruit are enhanced by careful use of aging in French oak barrels. 

 

 

- OUR LIMITED EDITION-

 

In years of exceptional quality, we produce two special wines, Cuvée Séléné and Cuvée Bélénos. These wines are made from selected grapes and are aged in French oak barrels to accentuate the depth of flavours and aromas achieved in a special year. Available in numbered limited editions and chosen by some of the top restaurants in our region. 

 

 

 

“This is a domaine to keep an eye on.” 

- Jeb Dunnuck, Parker, wine advocate, janvier 2015 -

"A very good, full bodied red wine with a great taste... It has a bit of spice and is well balanced. It has ripe, dark fruits and a good balancing of acidity."

- Frost Magazine -

Meet The Team

- Our special welcome -

Graham Shore

Owner

James Wood

Winemaker

Celine Gautier

Sales/Admin

The team is led by Graham Shore, a British wine-lover who has lived part of the year in Provence for nearly 20 years and bought Domaine Vintur in 2010.  He has a diploma in Oenology & Viticulture from Plumpton College, University of Brighton.

 

Our resident winemaker, James Wood, has a BSc in Oenology & Viticulture from Plumpton College and has worked in vineyards and wineries across France, Germany, South Africa, New Zealand and England.

 

Céline Gautier, our wine adviser, qualified at the University of Wine in Suze la Rousse in management and marketing, specialising in wine, and has worked for leading producers in the region. She is responsible for sales and advice.

Aurélie Schubnel, is in charge of the marketing and visual design of our Domaine. She is located in our London office and she also works on distributing the wine in UK. She has a degree in International Marketing.

 

The efforts of the team to develop the Domaine have received recognition from several awards and favourable reviews.

 

In various blind tastings the Domaine has won 5 gold medals, 2 silver medals, and the trophy as the best wine of the appellation. eRobert Parker.com remarked that “this was a Domaine to keep an eye on”.

 

We are beyond fortunate to be living and working in one of the most beautiful spots in the world, and we love sharing it with you. Visit us, taste our wines and share our passion.

 

For more information please don’t hesitate to contact us, we’d be happy to assist in anyway we can.

 

 

Aurelie Schubnel

UK/London Branch

Opening hours
(May-September)

Monday to Saturday 10:00 to 13:00
15:00 to 19:00

 

Otherwise, by appointment

How to find us

We are on the Avenue Saint-Roch (D938) from Carpentras, about 8kms from Carpentras, on the right just before a roundabout with turn-offs to Caromb and Aubignan. Coming from the north (Vaison la Romaine) towards Carpentras, we are also about 8kms from Malaucène, just after the roundabout on the left. For more details, on please feel free to contact us.

We have parking for 16 cars and 1 coach.