Founded in the 13th century by the Knights Templar, the Commanderie de Peyrassol covers an area of some 850 hectares dotted with oaks and olive groves, with 92 hectares dedicated to growing grapes. Since 2003, Alban Cacaret has managed the Commanderie de Peyrassol alongside his uncle, Philippe Austruy, who has owned the estate since 2001.
Each year, at least 15,000 visitors come to discover the vineyard, enjoy the local experience and explore the contemporary art collection. The opening of the historic buildings in 2016, renovated by architect Charles Berthier to house the indoor collection, marked the beginning of our efforts to promote works that would not be exhibited in the open air.
This year, the Philippe Austruy Collection is greatly enriched with works of art by both new arrivals and existing French artists such as Bertrand Lavier, Daniel Buren alongside international works by Loris Cecchini, DeWain Valentine, Sun Yuan and Peng Yu.