Chateau Mont Thabor
Château Mont Thabor 84370 Bedarrides - North of the village by N7/D907
Tel. +33 490 331 621
Direct sale: All the year but only by appointment.
The chateau was built in the 18th century as a mansion for a
nobleman Marquis de Vaucroze. The name Mont Thabor was given by Don Pernety,
the founder of the sect of Illuminés of Avignon: At the property he planted
trees coming from the Israeli mountain, Mont Thabor - so tells the local story.
From 1840 the place became a "Relais de Diligence", a place to stay for
1881 the property was purchased by the Swiss immigrant Fritz Stehelin.
He changed the stables and garages into rooms for wine making and at the place he engaged
for a period up to 20 workers preparing thistles for use in the carding of wool.
(from 1940) expanded the wine production from the fields around the castle (Cotes
Since 1977 Daniel Stehelin, has run the property today covering 4 ha
of Chateauneuf du Pape and 6 ha of Cotes du Rhone.
The average age of the vines is 70 years.
two daughters, Manon married to Florent Lançon at Domaine de la Soltude and
Fanny who during her work at
Chateau Constantin in Luberon, met Vincent Bremonol who owns
some vineyards in Luberon. The couple
plan to establish a domain in Luberon and name it Mas Mont Thabor.
Chateauneuf du Pape
80% Grenache, 15% Syrah and, 5% Mourvedre/Cinsault.
2/3 is aged in barriques for 12 months.
Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc
Tiny production. As there is no wine press the grapes are pressed by feets
Cotes du Rhone
80% Grenache, 10% Cinsault and 10% Mourvèdre/Syrah.
And older photo of a younger Daniel Stehelin - from 2007