The Domaine Juliette Avril Estate is a family-run wine estate.
In 1988, Marie Lucile Brun took over management of the estate, succeeding her mother, Juliette Avril. Her son, Stephan Brun, joined her in 2000 to head the estate’s commercial, administrative and viticulture departments.
The Domaine Juliette Avril’s roots run long and deep.
As First Consuls of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, the Avril family has cultivated centuries of winegrowing and Provençal tradition. A century after Frédéric Mistral, our ancestor Jules Avril was awarded the “Golden Cicada”, symbol of the prestigious title of “Majoral du Félibrige”, the Academy of the Provençal language…
As early as 1928, before the Appellation of Controlled Origin (A.O.C.) was officially introduced, Juliette Avril’s father, Jean Avril, along with other local notable figures, participated in establishing fundamental rules for developing Châteauneuf-du-Pape wine.
The estate consists of 30 hectares of vineyard, including 22 hectares of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, 6 hectares of Côtes du Ventoux and 2 hectares of Vin de Pays de Vaucluse.
Half of vines in the vineyard are more than 50 years old, including Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault, Mourvèdre, and Roussane grape varieties planted according to ancestral methods.