Wine by Monks: Southern Rhone Wine
A 700-year-old tradition of excellence
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. But what began then was so much more than a vineyard—it was a vision of winemaking motivated by a spirit of charity. 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. Here at Via Caritatis, we are committed to excellence, responsible stewardship of nature, and the faithful continuation of the profound legacy we inherited.
The result? Some of the finest wine France has to offer.