The Côtes du Rhône Villages Gadagne appellation obtained in 2012 made it possible to recognize the exceptional geographical location and terroir of this AOC. The appellation covers 262 hectares in 5 communes in the Vaucluse: Châteauneuf-de-Gadagne, Caumont-sur-Durance, Morières-lès-Avignon, Saint-Saturnin-lès-Avignon and Vedène. The vineyard located on the left bank of the Rhône a few kilometers from Avignon, consists of a long plateau of rolled pebbles, with an average altitude of 115 meters.
The presence of vines in Châteauneuf-de-Gadagne dates back to 500 years AD in the writings. But in reality, the Romans already cultivated the vine there either from the 2nd century BC. The first Popes of the Papacy of Avignon came to purchase wine from Châteauneuf-de-Gadagne which was then called "Chasteauneuf-la-Destrau" (Châteauneuf-la-Hache). Sales of Gadagne wines were recorded from the 15th century.
Today, the Domaine du Bois de Saint Jean is one of the 7 marketers who produce this delicious nectar.