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Dom. Des 3 Cellier

The Cellier (that really is their name!) family domaine goes back eight generations. Its current title alludes to the three brothers (and one sister-in-law) who took the reins from father Marc in 2007. 13 of their 14+ hectares of vines are distributed among no fewer than 24 parcels that are scattered throughout the appellation, including one 4 hectare plot in the northern Terres Blanches that makes an important contribution to the estate’s quality. The average age of their vines is 45 years. Viticulture has been certified organic by Ecocert for many years now. What attracted us to the wines was a sense of authenticity to accompany the flamboyance and power one comes to expect in modern examples of this storied appellation. They are also strikingly reasonable in price for their quality, even after the unexpected and unwelcome extension of the Trump Tariff to them. They make a nice counterpoint to the more classical wines of our Châteauneuf pioneer, Domaine du Banneret.
Dom. Des 3 Cellier
City of Origin:
Châteauneuf du Pape
Date Founded:
Owner Name:
Nathalie, Ludovic, Julien and Benoit CELLIER
Vineyard Size:
Total Annual Production:
36,000 bottles/year

Property History:

In 2007 Marceau (Marc) Cellier takes his retirement and logically hands the vineyard to his children (Ludovic, Julien et Benoit) and Nathalie (Ludovic’s wife). They are the 8th generation of the Cellier family to work the vine and to make Chateauneuf du Pape wines. Domaine des 3 Cellier was born thus on August 1st, 2007. Then on October 1st, 2008, Les 3 Cellier (commercial structure) with "Le Sentier des Terroirs" was born proposing a range of different appellations of Rhone Valley.

Owner History:

Ludovic (the eldest) : He chose early on to pursue agricultural studies and completed the entire school curriculum (from 3rd grade to B.T.S viticulture-œnology) at the wine high school of Orange. He began to work with his father on the family estate in 1999 and was in charge of vinification. He is now in charge of vinification and the French trade market for Domaine des 3 Cellier. Nathalie (Ludovic's wife) : she had an arts training. She studied at the Dance Academy of Montpellier and then joined the Faculty of English in Avignon. Then in 2017, she obtained a certified Sake Sommelier diploma. Within Les 3 Cellier she handles the administration and the entire export trade. Julien : He first undertook traditional studies and obtained a science degree. Then he obtained a B.T.S in viticulture-œnology and a Master of Vine, Wine and Quality. He has supported his brother Ludovic since 2004 during the critical period of vinification. Now he is in charge of all the vineyards since 2008. Benoit : He first undertook traditional studies and obtained a science graduate. Then he studied International Trade. Now he helps both Julien in the vineyard and Nathalie on the export side.

Wines By Dom. Des 3 Cellier
Dom. Des 3 Cellier

2019 Cotes du Rhone Rouge

Dom. Des 3 Cellier

2018 Chateauneuf-du-Pape "Marceau"

Dom. Des 3 Cellier

2018 Chateauneuf-du-Pape "Alchimie"

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