So far, on this blog, I was telling you about the story of how the Domain came to be and all the necessary steps to restore and restructure it. Some chapters will still be referring to previous years, but you will also predominantly find many articles about what is currently happening on Domain grounds. Allowing … Continue reading 9 – It’s growing!!
It wasn't enough to put all the efforts in to make the best wine possible, I had decided from the start, to only use organic products during vine-growing. Soil sampling had to be conducted during the first months after the purchase of the Domain, or rather, the purchase of that thing which was in a … Continue reading 8 – Organic certification
First harvest and first bottling done, I faced a little issue!! And 'little' is me being under-dramatic. Not that little indeed! It was actually the MAIN problem. It's all well and good to make the best wine possible but... the next step... is to sell it! I was not really planning on drinking it all by myself. … Continue reading 7 – Sales
The day of the very first bottling came... at last!!! After a full year of ageing in oak barrels, the red wine - made from the very first grapes we harvested - was finally ready to be transferred into bottles. We needed to find, before this "historic" date came (you may have noticed that I'm … Continue reading 6 – First bottling
End of septembre 2007. Our very first harvest. I was so impatient. I found the grapes to be beautiful, of course and I hoped the first wine would be as good as I wished. With the few surviving varieties, it was only possible to make Red wine during this first year. I could not have … Continue reading 5 – First harvest
Vines restructuring well underway, it was time to start working on the ‘chai’ (Translator’s comment: French word for the actual winemaking facility where the grapes are turned into wine, pronounced a bit like BAY). My project, insane as it was; to produce my first wine in this chai following the very first harvest, looming on … Continue reading 4 – The winemaking facility
I had to find a new identity for the vineyard. Its original name came from the locality it is seated on but I found it rather austere to say the least, very martial… 'Domaine de Camp-Redon'… as it turns out, many Roman camps were located in the area and we were in the middle of … Continue reading 3 – Restructuring
« You are insane, we are not buying this!!!! » My husband was, clearly, not impressed by the charm and potential of the place. I could hear myself replying : « Yes, we will buy this, and quickly too. Everything needs to be done, yes, but the place is magnificent with an enormous potential. Don't you worry, I'm taking … Continue reading 2 – You are insane!!!!