Chateau de Manissy

Melanie and Florian André
Route de Roquemaure  (D976) 30126 Tavel
Tel. +33 466 828 694
Direct sale: Monday - Saturday 9.30-12.30 and 14.00-18.00


The estate of Manissy, built in the middle of the 18th century, belongs to the Congregation of Missionary Fathers of the Holy Family. They planted the first vines in 1916. They worked their land and their wines with organic methods. The special Tavel “Tête de Cuvée” they produced  was used as a mass-wine during religious offices. Modern consumers were not very interested in this special Tavel aged in foudres for a long time. For some years only a very small part were bottled, and the rest was sold to negociant.

Furthermore the fathers became older and only a few were left at the place. Therefore they decided to stop the winemaking and from 2004 a young winemaker, Florian Andre rented the vineyard and the cellar from the fathers for 25 years and modernized the cellar. He has also rented vineyards in Lirac.
Today he is making wines from 30 ha. Tavel, 3,5 ha. Lirac and 3,5 ha. Cotes du Rhone. Since 2011 Florian has also one ha. of Chateauneuf du Pape to make wines from.
Since 2012 the vineyards were certified agriculture biologique.

Wines (according to website February 2019):

Chateauneuf du Pape
2017: 100% Grenache
Aged in demi-muids for 12 months - 20% new.

Tavel Cuvée Triniti 
2018: 55% Grenache, 15% Clairette, 15% Cinsault, 15% Syrah.

Tavel Cuvée 100%
2017: Grenache, Syrah

Tavel Téte de Cuvée
2017: 50% Grenache, 30% Cinsault, 20% Clairette.
Aged in barriques for 12 months. (Only for sale at the place)
(Like the Tavel made by the
Missionnaires 100 years ago)

2016: 60% Grenache, 25% Syrah and 15% Cinsault. 
20% aged in new barriques for 4 months.

“Avant-Goût du Paradis”
2016: Syrah, Grenache
10% aged in new barriques for 8 months.

Lirac Blanc
2017: Grenache Blanc, Viognier, Roussanne
Ageing in new barriques.

Cotes du Rhone
2017: Grenache, Carignan, Counoise.

Cotes du Rhone Rosé
2018: Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah.

Cotes du Rhone Blanc
2018: Grenache Blanc, Clairette.

VDF La Belle ètoile
2018: Grenache, Syrah.

VDF Rosé La Belle ètoile
2018: Syrah, Cinsault, Bourboulenc

VDF Blanc La Belle ètoile
2018: Vermentino, Chardonnay

Florian Andre at Decouvertes i Avignon 2019

Florian and Melanie André at Couleur Tavel 2017

This part of the buildings at Chateau de Manissy are rented by Florian André. Here are shop, cellar and stockage

This part of the buildings are inhabited by Congregation of Missionary Fathers of the Holy Family Photo from 2009.

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Updated 20-03-2021