The very first classified wine appellation, Châteauneuf-du-Pape will be the focus of an historic 6 month exhibition, celebrating 90 years of Cellier des Princes’ partnership with the Federation of Châteauneuf-du-Pape Producers.
The Fédération of Châteauneuf-du-Pape producers and the Cellier des Princes have collaborated to organize a free one-of-a-kind exhibition focusing on this international and famous cru.
The free exhibition, open to the public for 6 months, is dedicated to exposing the key elements responsible for making this appellation so famous.
The history and the qualities of this unique terroir will be presented in the brand-new 300m2 Cellier des Princes wine-shop. This event, organized in the most touristic region of France, highlights how the appellation has changed through the ages, from the first vines planted, through to the papal edict that created the very first “Appellations d’Origine Contrôlée”, and finishing with the modern state of the world’s oldest wine appellation.
Through interactive games, designed to help visitors discover the terroirs and scents, this event is for the whole family, from the youngest to oldest, novices to the most passionate wine lovers.
The exhibition shows the wide range of the 13 varietals which enables each winemaker to express their creativity and the characters of this unique terroir. The displays will explain the impact of the soil and the mythic pebbles or ‘Galets’ which store heat in the daytime and transfer it to the vines throughout the night.
The staff, French, German and English speaking, welcomes visitors to the 3200 ha of vineyards in this unique mineral landscape of hills exposed to 150 days of ‘Mistral’ winds, an almost ideal, 620 mm of precipitation on average and 2000 hours of sunshine per year.
The exhibition allows visitors to understand the strict cultural and vinification methods in place to ensure the consistent quality of this wine.
The exhibition is open from 1 April to 30 September, 7 days a week. Entry is free for all visitors.