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4L de la Colline

We now have a Colline car, complete with fancy decals. (In the corner you can see that our neighbor has the same car). Fancy,…

1st Organic Wine Rendez-vous

Last Sunday for the first time ever,  Organic and Biodynamic winemakers exclusively from the Aude Department presented their wines together in our home Department….

Our rosé on Garagiste and photos

Here is the Garagiste schpeal: Weekend: 2013 Rosé Dear Friends, After tasting 300-400 examples of 2013 rosé over the last two months (from far…

Barbecue in the vineyards

We’re finishing up pruning! To break up the hours of hard labor we sometimes have barbecues in the vineyards.  Here we did some pruning…

Vancouver

And then… Vancouver! Vancouver is 2.5-3 hours from Seattle.  No big deal as long as there is napping going on in the back of…

Cartha’Jenn!

When we got back to Douzens after a month in the US, a friend from the village gave us this personalized bottle of Carthagène …

Garagiste

This summer  we had the oportunity to work with Jon Rimmerman at Garagiste out of Seattle, WA, for the first time. He sent out…

Going BIG with the labels

So this is BEFORE. The signs are painted – the ladder is out – I think we’re at the measuring stage here. and here’s…

PICNIC!

Didier made sure that the only sunny day in May was the day of our picnic and it was a beautiful day. See for…

Trois fois vin

After a long correspondence with Marie- Dominique – we are very excited to have Cocolico 2010 in the list of wines of the month…

“Reading” in the vineyard

This year pruning the vineyards was an activity I REALLY looked forward to. All this excitement was due to the discovery of audio books…

Denmark

Our first shipment of wine to Denmark left in the above automobile… traveled for countless hours through wind and gales and high water… and…

Concert Photos

Friday was the BIG day.  We hosted the Jason Adasiewicz – Sun Rooms trio in the winery with  Ars Ruralis. http://jasonadasiewicz.com All of those…

Montlaur market

Last Tuesday was my last market day in Montlaur for the season.  In honor of that last day – here are some photos of…

The BIG harvest

The first of many red hand photos – this one just to prove that before the grilled sausage picnic and nap on the hill…

Liberation

“Liberation” – an appropriately named French newspaper – did a special report on women in wine in France.  You can see it here (in…

Mantis

Hanging out on grapes of Carignan in l’Hirondelle!… mmm Another installment of the nature channel portion of the blog.  I can just see you…

Harvest breakfast

breakfast – there’s a tablecloth on that tractor When we are harvesting Didier is in charge of a lot of things: the tractor –…