Chateau Mont Thabor

Daniel Stehelin
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. 
Mail: daniel@chateaumontthabor.com
Web: http://www.chateaumontthabor.com

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 travellers. 
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.
Luc Stehelin (from 1940) expanded the wine production from the fields around the castle (Cotes du Rhone). 
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. 
Noelle has 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.

Wines

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


Daniel and Noëlle Shehelin with their daughter Manon.
This photo and the two below is from an event in Chateauneuf du Pape 2017


The girl to the left is Laetitia Gradassi from Domaine des Pères de l'Eglise.
To the right Fanny Sthehelin with her boyfriend Vincent Bremonol. 
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Florent Lançon Domaine de la Solitude and his wife Manon.


The stagecoach (Paris - Marseille) went into shelter for the nights through this gate. Today the vinification takes place in this old "stable"

The stone wall in the background was part of a big and very old wine tank. Probably made in the 18th century by the nobleman Marquis de Vaucroze

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