The Origin of the Wines

Rasteau is an AOC for wine in the Southern Rhone France, located closely to the famous Chateauneuf-du-Pape. The village received in 2010 its own AOC, because of the high quality of the wines. The climate here is Mediterranean with hot and dry summers, bringing excellent ripening potential to the three main grape varieties:


These three grapes are used for different blends giving high quality red wines, intense, long living and very tasty.

Cave de Rasteau was founded in 1925 by 60 farmers, which makes the Cave de Rasteau one of the oldest Caves in the Rhône Valley. The size of the vineyards is currently 720 hectares and is growing every year.

Its soil is exceptionally varied, ranging from clay to rolled pebbles on southern exposed hillsides, slightly protected by the mistral. At higher altitudes (350m) the marly soils are covered with sun-warmed pebbles. At the night they provide the grapes with beneficial warmth, giving the Rasteau wines their strong personality. Wine growing and making in Rasteau go back to the Roman times, but it took really off with the establishment of the Cave de Rasteau in 1925.