CARAVINSERAIL : CREATORS OF AUTHENTIC & CONTEMPORARY WINES
With Caravinsérail wines you discover the main terroirs of Provence, from Mont Ventoux to the Alpilles, from Sainte-Victoire to Pont du Gard. This generous region is unique. The climate, inhabitants, their traditions and their wines are all imbued with an exceptional and envied "Art de Vivre in Provence".
For nearly 15 years Caravinsérail wines are committed to claim a lifestyle true to the owners’ belief, and a desire to communicate the typical Mediterranean terroir flavors of the south-east of France.
Caravinsérail wines were originally located at the foot of Mont Ventoux, have evolved over time and moved, while remaining an original wine approach. The "garden" of the Caravinsérail wines has also gradually expanded to open up to new vineyards displaying these Provence colors and delighting our hearts.
Caravinsérail’s daily ingredients include local traditions, history and legends. The surrounding vestiges remind us our Roman roots; footprints left by Popes and Counts of Provence are naturally ubiquitous. The very nature of the surrounding landscapes, like the paintings of Impressionist painters inspires us and contributes to the creation of a link between history and terroirs.
The very name for the wines of Cascavel comes from a cast iron bell in Provençal and recalls the pastoral and agricultural origins of the region. These wines are very important in Caravinsérail’s history. Our wines come from carefully selected terroirs for their ability to produce fine and elegant wines. They are the result of an individual and enviable collaboration with talented winegrowers whose values of seriousness, simple and lasting well-being, respect for each other's work and the quest for excellence we share.
Thus Caravinsérail wines fit naturally in simple hospitality moments, and around more elaborate, authentic and tasty dishes. The wines are as much as possible organically or sustainable farming certified. The selected vineyards benefit directly from the best exposed terraces, cool breezes coming from the main mountains of the region - Dentelles de Montmirail, Mont Ventoux, Luberon mountains, Montagne Sainte Victoire, Alpilles - or mythical soils of the Rhone Valley like those who made Châteauneuf-du-Pape famous.
THE OWNERS OF CARAVINSERAIL
Caravinsérail wines have always been based on personal, independent biases and free in their choice and their commitments.
Originally Caravinsérail comes from the Domaine de Cascavel, an estate created in the mid-1990s. The wines are produced around Villes sur Auzon, at the foot of Mont Ventoux, and quickly gain a good reputation. In the early 2000s they develop Caravinsérail in order to broaden the Estate’s production and offer new wines : In Fine becomes Le Souffle du Géant (The Giant’s Breath) and Elicio. The creators of Domaine de Cascavel split up in 2008, the land was sold, but the name remained within Caravinsérail, Cascavel, In Fine and Elicio, produced with the neighbouring winegrowers..
Since the beginning Didier is a partner and he ensures the wine profiles over time, within the framework of his professional activity within the ICV. He is a renowned engineering enologist consultant in the development of Rhone Valley wines.
For more than 15 years Didier is in charge of the follow-up of the winemakers and the cellars vinifying the Caravinserail, Souffle du Géant and Elicio wines on a daily basis, together with the team in place.
In 2015 Xavier, an expert in international wine trade, took over from Raphael the founder of Caravinsérail. His ambition is not only to ensure the continuity and development of the Cascavel, Souffle du Géant and Elicio wines, but also to create new wines and strengthen the organization
From now on we are based between Monts du Vaucluse and Luberon, at the nearest to l’Isle sur la Sorgue . Xavier not only benefits from his experience in contact with various production areas and distributors, in France and abroad, but also from his permanent collaboration with renowned winemakers, wineries and oenologists.
In 2019, Lilian joined the Team and became the third shareholder of Caravinsérail. Lilian has an experience as Production Manager in good Wineries in the region. His specialty lies in wine production from a-to-z including the bottling of wines produced by the Vintners and Didier, collaboration with all professionals in the industry, upstream and downstream logistics, in order to provide the wines to our customers and partners. When Lilian arrived, we decided to move as close as possible to Isle sur la Sorgue, in a modern and pleasant lounge place. Here we sell directly our wines, prepare orders for restaurants, wine merchants, end-consumers in the hours following reception. Moreover we also organise tastings, run master classes, bring over renowned guests… Come and meet us to share our passion and our know-how..
Lilian : Logistical and Production Manager
Xavier : Director - Marketing and Business Manager
Didier : Agronomist - Winemaker Œnologist