Domaine la Luminaille

Julie Paolucci and Nicolas Bres
696 Chemin de la Luminaille 84110 Rasteau
Tel.  +33 698 952 388
Direct sale: Monday - Friday by appointment

La Ferme de la Luminaille was acquired by Julie Paoluccis great-grandparents, so after Julie in 2014 took over the domain, she is the fifth generation on the property.
It was her father Jean-Claude Paolucci, who made vines to single crop, apart from a small olive grove. Shining leaves at full moon from olive trees that led to the name La Lumière, the name at the lieux-dit where the domain is located.
Jean-Claude Paolucci was the president of the cooperative in Rasteau from 2001 to 2012. He died suddenly in September 2014.
The domain covering 24 ha of vineyards is located 1 km north of Rasteau at an altitude of 250 m and with slopes exposed to the south / southeast.

The domain's first bottling was vintage 2015

Rateau 1er Né(z)
2015: Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre.

Cotes du Rhone Blanc 1er Né(z)
2015: Clairette and Bolurboulenc.

Julie Paolucci and Nicolas Bres. Photo from the syndicate.

The photo of the pretty couple illustrates a love story of a tragic background.
Juliet's father fell suddenly away shortly before the harvest in September 2014.
Julie got help from a number of grape growers to get the harvest done and the grapes delivered to the cooperative as her father used to do. Nicolas Bres, who at that time was responsible for the neighboring property Domaine Pisan, owned by the cooperative in Rasteau, was extra helpful, and naturally fell the lovely young couple for each other and now runs Domaine la Luminaille together.
(The cooperative has sold 2/3 of Domaine Pisan to a few private producers, so that Nicolas can work full-time for Julie)

Julie Paolucci in front of the olives

Rooms with space for up to 8 persons are for rent 


Since Julie's father sold the grapes the outbuildings contained only machines. A part of the buildings are rebuilt to be a wine cellar with insulated walls, new flooring, fiber tanks, used cement tanks painted up, and a few barrels. This basement was ready for harvest in 2016

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Updated 05-10-2018