It may be a bank holiday, but we are open for wine tasting and sales on Thursday 14 May, from 3pm to 7pm. And as it's a long week-end, we'll be open this Friday, Saturday and Sunday too at the same hours. If you need directions, just go to our contacts page: Domaine l'Ancienne École directions … [Read more...]
Provence at its best!
In late Spring and early summer, Provence really is at its best. The countryside is a patchwork of bright greens, with the vivid acid green of the new growth on the vines really standing out. However our favourites are the wildflowers which dot every roadside and hedgerow. Here are some which I snapped yesterday morning just behind our winery. … [Read more...]
Thanks for all the bread!
A big thanks to Paul Merry and his Panary students that we have hosted over the last two weeks. They have kept us well supplied with sourdoughs, fougasses, baguettes, croissants, brioches and all sorts of other breads. After extensive testing we can confirm that they all go well with the Domaine L'Ancienne Ecole wines! There are still spaces available for Paul's next visit in October, so check out his website - www.panary.co.uk … [Read more...]
Good things come to those who wait!
We spent the morning in the winery today putting some of our lovely Vinsobres 2014 into oak barrels to make our cuvée La Dame Anglaise 2014. Now we have to be patient! The barrels will sit quietly in the cool of the winery until early next year when we will blend them and then bottle the wine for you to enjoy (we might enjoy some too!). … [Read more...]
The smell of fresh baked bread!
We have just given the "Coin Four" its Spring clean in readiness for welcoming our friend and baker Paul Merry next weekend. Paul and some of his students will be staying with us for a couple of weeks and we are looking forward to hosting them. As well as enjoying the fruits of their labours from the bread oven, we hope to share with them a glass or two of lovely Domaine L'Ancienne École wines. See more about Paul by clicking here. … [Read more...]
We have had hot sunny weather in the last few days and this has prompted "bud burst" in all of our vines. Now it's a race to keep up with the fast growing vines! Here is a picture of a Grenache vine at bud burst. … [Read more...]
Thanks to our good friends Henk and Indra we now have a lovely new website. The website is 'responsive' - so it should display well on your phones and tablets. If you come across anything that doesn't work as expected or there are thing that you would like us to write about, please do not hesitate to contact us. We hope that you like it. See you soon! Henk built and designed the website and Indra took some of the photos. If you are interested in more of their work check out: … [Read more...]
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