Domaine du Père Caboche

S.C.E.A Jean-Pierre Boisson
Emilie Boisson (gérant)
Route de Courthézon, 84231 Chateauneuf du Pape Cedex.
Tel. +33 490 837 144
Direct sale: At the domain by appointment
Direct sale: caveau Rue Joseph Ducos 1 10.00-19.00. (March - November)
Tel. +33 490 835 066


The history of the domain goes back to at least 1652, when it was owned by the Chambellan family. This family also owned the property in 1777 when a daughter from the place married Louis Boisson and in this way connected the Boisson family with the property. The Boissons also worked as blacksmiths in the town and from this got the nickname "Caboche" (derives from the old Provencal word for horseshoe nails). This name was consequently chosen for the property (Domaine Pere Caboche).

Jean Pierre Boisson was until 2014
a very active politician.
001-2014 he was the mayor of Chateauneuf du Pape. He was also as a member of regional and national agricultural organizations among other things the Président de la Chambre d'Agriculture de Vaucluse.

As Jean-Pierre Boisson often was away from home, most of the every days desicions for several years has been in the hands of his daughter Emilie who is now responsible for the domain.
In 2012 Emilie married Vincent Durieu, who together with his brother runs Domaine Durieu.

Domaine du Père Caboche covers 63 hectares of which 17 ha are Chateauneuf du Pape and the rest Cotes du Rhone or IGP Vaucluse.


Chateauneuf du Pape Tradition
2016: 80% Grenache, 15% Syrah og 5% Mourvèdre. 
Aged in steeltank or foudres for 12 months.

Chateauneuf du Pape Elisabeth Chambellan Vieilles Vignes
2016: 95% Grenache og 2% of the 12 other varieties.
From a parcel at La Crau with 80-110-years old vvines 
2/3 aged in concrete and 1/3 in foudres for 18 months.

Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc
2018: 40% Clairette, 30% Bourboulenc,
15% Grenache Blanc, 15% Roussanne

Cotes du Rhone
2017: 53% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 15% Carignan, 8% Marcelan, 1% Cinsault, 3% Mourvedre.

Cotes du Rhone Chateau la Côte
2017: 60% Grenache, 25% Syrah, 15% Carignan. 

IGP Vaucluse Le Petit Caboche
2017: 40% Caladoc, 30% Marsalan, 15% Egiodola, 15% Syrah

IGP Vaucluse Rosé Le Petit Caboche
2018: 70% Grenache, 30% Carignan. Press direct.

IGP Vaucluse Blanc Le Petit Caboche
2018: 100% Saugvignon Blanc.

Emelie Boisson July 2015

Jean Pierre Boisson. Photo from 2010

Éliane, Emilie, Jean-Pierre and Nicolas Boisson. Photo is from the domain's website.

Emilie Boisson in the cellar at Domaine du Père Caboche - 2009.

Outdoors section

New cellar for Chateauneuf du Pape. Was ready for vintage 2013

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