The history

The history

Situated in Mazan, ( Vaucluse county ) the Château la Croix des Pins boast a micro climate from it's ideal location between the Mont Ventoux and Les Dentelles de Montmirail in an area classified Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO.

The history of the estate goes back to the 16th century after the prelate of the pontifical government,  had its headquarters in Carpentras. He built the bastide on a Tuscan-style, according to its origins. The religious character of the building is still present by its interior chapel dating from this period as well as the mighty pergola composed of 40 pillars made from Crillon stone, leading to a spring flowing under a centenary oak,  favorable to prayer and meditation.
 

The Château la Croix des Pins was one of the first in the areas to obtain the "BIO" label in 1998.

Since 2010, a new team leded by Jean-Pierre Valade, regain control of the vineyard. He gave a new life to the Château la Croix des Pins and seek excellence in the elaboration of its wines. The vineyard as been restructured and new grape varieties were planted. An exceptional barrel winery was created and new equipment as been installed to make selections and  separate different grape varieties to reach our goals. 

The house, now entirely rebuilt, shelters two lodgings great comfort, classified 4 stars with swimming pool, each one with a capacity of 6 beds. 

A clear and spacious tasting area, labeled "reception of excellence" was also created. You can enjoy the whole range of Red, Rose and White wines produced by Château la Croix des Pins on the 3 appelations on the Rhone Valley :  AOP Ventoux, Gigondas and Beaumes de Venise.

You will also discover some of our  unusual cuvées :

"Le Secret du Vieux Chêne", "La Tête à l'envers", "Le Sprint".

So many reasons that make the visit of the Château la Croix des Pins and the discovery of its essential organic wines unavoidable...