Châteauneuf-du-Pape Wineries

Sponsor of the exhibition Invention of Agricultures, Birth of Gods, Section 1 of the Mediterranean Gallery

A federation of Châteauneuf-du-Pape wine-makers’ unions (Fédération des Syndicats de Producteurs de Châteauneuf-du-Pape) was created in 1963. It encompassed three separate entities, including a union of Châteauneuf-du-Pape winery owners (Syndicat des Propriétaires Viticulteurs de Châteauneuf-du-Pape) founded in 1923 by Baron Pierre le Roy de Boiseaumarié.

Beginning in 1894, some 100 wine-makers were able to guarantee their wine by means of the wine union’s “seal”. As the direct heir to this group work, the federation, which has been chaired by Thierry Sabon since 2015, has made the values of defending and promoting the Châteauneuf-du-Pape AOC its own.

Acting as the liaison between wine-makers and professional, administrative and political organizations, the federation centralizes information from multiple sources (technical, legal, social, competition law, and so on) and disseminates it to its members. It also conducts research for the qualitative improvement of the wine, in partnership with an oenological laboratory, and manages and monitors collective trademarks (such as the embossed bottle).

Lastly, the federation organizes promotional actions both in France and abroad (public relations, reception of journalists, trade shows and fairs), as well as the Concours de la Saint-Marc wine competition, whose 50th edition will take place in 2016.