228 Route de Carpentras

Tel. : 04 90 12 41 00
Fax : 04 90 65 81 32


Initiatives implemented
by this Vigneron en Développement Durable :

Where are we?

The winery is located in the Vacqueyras appellation at the heart of the southern Rhone Valley.

Vignerons de Caractère is deeply rooted in the magnificent sun-kissed terroir of the Dentelles de Montmirail mountain range in the clay-limestone soil of the foothills and on the plateau's rocky scrublands.

Who are we?

Caveau des Vignerons de Caractère

In 1957, after an incredibly cold winter that froze most of the region’s olive trees, several winegrowers decided to rebound by pooling together their know-how and passion in order to create their own winery.

80 winegrowing families, often third generation, have proudly come together under the name "Vignerons de Caractère".

Today, our winery cultivates 800 hectares of vineyards, produces 3 million bottles of wine and has 35 employees.

Since the beginning of the 1970s, traceability has been an integral part of our practices and we have now received ISO 9001, ISO 14001, IFS and AFAQ 26000 certification.

Since 2004, Vignerons de Caractère have been committed to a global and citizen-based sustainable development approach, which covers each member's cellar and vineyard, from the vines and wine storehouse to production and shipment, including economic and social aspects, fully respecting its terroirs. In 2007, Vignerons de Caractère joined the "Vignerons en Développement Durable" association, with a view to developing and affirming their commitment. All packaging and documentation bear the "Vignerons en Développement Durable" Label.

Vignerons de Caractère are much more than wine producers...

At the heart of our 500m² boutique in Vacqueyras, we have created a wine tourism area fully dedicated to wine, viticulture and gastronomy. Our goal? To share a unique experience with a focus on our wines and the art of living in Provence!

What do we produce?

Authentic and natural wines

Vignerons de Caractère implement their know-how throughout the entire southern Rhone Valley, offering a wide choice of high quality wines.

Their expertise extends from Vacqueyras (50% of the Appellation's production) to the neighboring crus, from the Dentelles de Montmirail (Gigondas, Beaumes de Venise and Ventoux) and Châteauneuf du Pape, covering the essential Crus from the Southern region.

Respectful of these unique terroirs, Vignerons de Caractère cultivate their vineyards, taking the local flora and fauna into account in order to minimize their environmental impact. Within this framework, 85 % of the plots use sustainable and responsible winegrowing methods, i.e. 70 % practice Sustainable Agriculture and 15 % are certified organic.

The Vignerons de Caractère wines are elegant and full-bodied, with silky smooth tannins and perfect balance between structure, concentration and fruit. The key words are affordability, sharing and pleasure.


Where to find us:

Caveau des Vignerons de CaractèreVignerons de Caractère are located in Vacqueyras at the foot of the Dentelles de Montmirail mountain range, on a popular tourist route along the Côte du Rhône vineyards (30 km from Avignon and 25 km from Orange).


Cave des Vignerons de Caractère
Latitude 44° 08’ 27’’ N / Longitude 04° 59’ 10’’ E
Route de Vaison la Romaine  84190 Vacqueyras
Tel: + 33 (0) 4 90 65 84 54 - Fax: + 33 (0) 4 90 65 81 32

Internet Contact: Audrey SALIGNON - asalignon@vigneronsdecaractere.com