The Chateau Maucoil estate dates back to the Roman empire, When the site was planted with vineyards for Caesar’s legions and new occupants. The Chateau itself was established in 1624 and is located in the heart of the Chateauneuf-du-Pape appellation, with vineyards spanning the neighboring region of Côtes-du-Rhône Villages.
Throughout its history, Chateau Maucoil has been under the care of several different illustrious wine growing families, but it is now owned and managed by the talented winemakers Frederic and Benoit Lavau. The story of the Lavau family, with its passion for wine and its love of the terroir and the land, began in Saint-Émilion in the 19th century, and is evident in the care and commitment they pour into running the Maucoil estate. With the Consulting advice of famed French winemaker Stephane Derenoncourt, the Lavau brothers have been making stellar and highly awarded wines.
The 45 hectares of vines in the Châteauneuf-du-Pape appellation have been tended using certified organic viticultural methods since 2011. The Lavau family tends their vineyard with maximum respect for the environment, allowing the vines to grow naturally with care, precision and patience resulting in beautiful, terroir driven wines.