The Domaine du Père Caboche, the fruit of a long lineage of winemakers for four centuries

    On the Châteauneuf du Pape appellation, the Domaine du Père Caboche vineyard is covered with rolled pebbles on 17 hectares, with the greatest density on the famous soil of La Crau. They contribute to the density and fullness of our wines. On this sea of pebbles, the vineyard still offers different products, thanks to the different layers in the underground. The clayey-calcareous part helps attenuate the vines’ need in water, which has become more and more important with climatic changes. Thus the wines appear to be softer in the mouth. Sand is also present in proportions changing from one soil to another, bringing notes of elegance and finesse.

The main areas where the Boisson family has parcels are :

La Crau : red ferruginous grounds on the plateau, dark red on recent alluvial deposits with quartztites gravel. It is 100% quartz sandstone, cimented with silica, with remains through time and weather changes.
 Les Plagnes and Le Serres : red ferruginous grounds on the plateau, dark red on old alluvial deposits, more rocky table-lands.
Le Parc : brown grounds (more or less altered), very calcareous, sandy on the Miocène molasses.
La Font du Pape : grounds with almost no evolution, covering the slopes, thin scree full of sands and clay from the deep valleys.

 Source sols : Fédération des syndicats de producteurs de Châteauneuf du Pape


The vineyard is closely watched by the Boisson family, with the support of the Vaucluse Agricultural Chamber, and interventions are decided upon weekly parcel observations. The work on the ground in the row takes over using weedkillers: for instance, some parcels are worked on with horses, while others have the whole grounds turned over. Weed and use of organic matter improve the structure and the microbial life underground. This will to diminish pesticides is very well implanted in Emilie Boisson’s strategy to protect and run the vineyard: she spends a large amount of time and energy to apply and evolve more and more towards respect for the environment and people’s health.