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Via Caritatis

Southern France

A 700-year-old sense of tradition.

In 1309, in the foothills of Mont Ventoux, France, in the Southern Rhône, Pope Clement V planted the very first papal vineyard – now known as Via Caritatis. Today, more than 700 years later, that spirit of charity, characterized by mutual service, generosity, and sharing, guides our community of monks and nuns from the Benedictine Abbey of Le Barroux in their winemaking.

Via Caritatis is committed to excellence, responsible stewardship of nature, and the faithful continuation of the profound legacy they inherited. In recent years, the monks teamed up with winegrowers in the Ventoux region and embraced modern winemaking techniques and the cutting-edge methods of the late winemaker Philip Cambie. Via Caritatis is credited as being one of the finest monastery wineries in the world.