Papal & Collective

Histoire Papale & syndicale chateauneuf du pape

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It was the Popes, during their residence in Avignon in the 14th century, who unveiled the terroir of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Under the reign of John XXII, the village became the summer residence of the papacy. As for the nectar crafted in these lands, it ascended to the status of ‘Pope’s Wine.’ A consecration that opened the doors to the great European courts.


While the expansion of the vineyard slowed during the 16th century due to the religious wars, it regained momentum in the 18th century, with vineyards expanding. As a result, the wine trade saw significant development. Even at that time, the local winemakers displayed a pioneering spirit !

Starting in 1776, Château La Nerthe shipped its wines in bottles, gradually abandoning barrels. This pioneering move resonated once again, contributing to the renown of the wines.


Once the appellation was created, the wines of Châteauneuf-du-Pape deserved a bottle that matched their stature ! In 1937, the union of appellation viticulturists had an original bottle created : the armored bottle. The coat of arms it bears symbolizes a papal tiara placed above the keys of Saint Peter. The inscription ‘Châteauneuf-du-Pape contrôlé,’ written in gothic letters, surrounds this emblem.