The terroir of Chateauneuf du Pape enjoys an international reputation whose history dates back to the mid-fourteenth century, when the Papacy enjoyed the wines of the region so much, it was decided to move the entire religious court to Avignon so that the Pope could drink the wines of the region on a daily basis. Chateauneuf du Pape was created in 1933 as France’s first controlled appellation to be designated by French law.
Domaine de Senechaux which dates back to the 14th century is one of the oldest vineyards in the region and it is an estate which lies at the heart of this prestigious appellation of the Southern Rhone. Purchased by the Cazes family in 2005, the estate covers 27 hectares of vines, 24 of which are predominantly red grape varieties consisting of mostly Grenache and 3 hectares of white grapes. The property produces highly structured red and white wines which reflect the richness of this historic and unique terroir.