mardi 28 octobre 2014

La Castille translated into figures



La Castille comprises of many activities, that distinguish the vineyard from others in Provence and elsewhere, see for yourself:

A château producing Provence wines (AOC, Vin de Pays, Vin de France)
A ‘Fondation’ (foundation) of public utility (since 1979)
A seminary for future priests
A tree-climbing park – Ecopark (one of the biggest in France)

In figures: 

  • A name that dates back to 1566
  • An 18th century castle
  • 395 acres of vines 
  • 19 wines 
  • 2 vaulted cellars, dug by inmates from Toulon in 1730
  • Approx. 200 000 visitors every year
  • 20 grape varietals: Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault, Mourvèdre, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Bourboulenc, Rolle (Vermentino), Ugni Blanc, Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Tibouren, Carignan, Alicante, Clairette, Muscat, Muscat de Hambourg, Cardinal, Chasselas
  • A winery from which you can buy our wines, but also local products, and products from monastaries, including wines from the Abbaye of Lérins!

    What really makes La Castille stand out of the crowd:


    A chapel and one of the biggest seminaries in France training approx 60 future priests, who even have a great rugby team the RCTP


    A tree-climbing adventure park, one of the largest in France: 7 parcours climbing in trees for all levels of difficulty, with some stages over 30metres high (98 feet high), and flying foxes (YouTube video).

    A permanent marquee for events, that can take 1200 seats.

    Accommodation (and restaurant) that can host up to 50 people in single, double or family rooms.

    A diocesan library with thousands of books on theology, philosophy, history, Provence, etc.

    The Villa Saint-Charles, retirement home for priests, 

    To visit us:

    GPS coordinates: N 43,1616 ; E 06,0672

    Route départementale 554
    de La Farlède à La Crau
    83210 Solliès-Ville