La Royere has won numerous awards for wines
The domain La Royere is Luberon’s Oppede is a family company that was bought by Jean-Pierre and Anne Hugues in 1988. The company uses native Rhone Valley grapes to make wines with quality and finesse. They have regularly won awards at the Orange Wines competition and Concours General Agricole de Paris. They make wines classified as Luberon PDO and IGP Vaucluse. Apart from red, rose, and white wine, they also make made-in-Provence olive oil.
Modern and ethical production at the winery
La Royère began in 2017 an effort to convert to organic practices for the cultivation of its olive groves and vineyard. In order to take full advantage of the crops’ potential, the Domaine also elaborates a natural sweet wine that stems from the muscatel grapevine and produces spirits in-house with the use of a copper still. Vineyards are spread across 30 hectares in the best areas of Luberon with an ideal terroir and other natural conditions. Grenache Noir and Syrah are the main grapes here, along with Carignan, Mourvedre, Viognier, Vermentino, Merlot, etc.
Low yield and top quality
The low yields of grapes allow them to make small quantities of wine with the best taste and intense acidity. Harvesting is mainly done by hands, and grapes are vinified in the cellar. The cellar was renovated in 2014 and has all the machinery and technology required for the proper production and ageing of wines. In 2019, the company constructed a mill and a museum that tells about olive oil history in the region.