Domaine Hauvette: Natural Wines in the Baux de Provence

DOMAINE HAUVETTE
Country: France
Region: Provence
Appellation(s): Baux de Provence, IGP Alpilles Producer: Dominique Hauvette
Founded: 1988
Annual Production: 3,300 cases
Farming: Biodynamic (since 2000)
Website: N/A

Not far from Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, a tourist town known for Roman ruins and as the place where Van Gogh painted “The Starry Night,” you’ll find Domaine Hauvette.

Nestled among the foothills of Les Alpilles, the [...]

Domaine du Possible: Côtes du Roussillon from Loïc Roure

Nestled in the tiny village of Lansac, Loïc Roure is a young vigneron balancing terroir and drinkability. In 2003, Loïc scrapped his initial plan of opening a restaurant/winebar/retailer, deciding instead to start his own estate, Domaine du Possible. Starting out with some vines in Latour de France, he soon expanded with land closer to [...]

Domaine Roger Neveu: Sancerre Three Ways

From the Kermit Lynch website:

The Neveu family’s roots in the Loire Valley are nothing short of impressive, even for European standards. The local archives show that a Jean Neveu lived in the village of Verdigny (where the family still resides) as early as the 12th century, and family documents prove that they already owned [...]

Swick: “Naked” Wines of the Pacific Northwest

We would like to introduce you to one of our newest suppliers Swick Wines! Here are some words about these wonderfully unique and authentic wines, direct from winemaker Joe Swick.

"I'm a Portland, Oregon native and 5th generation Oregonian.  I got into the wine industry in 2003 with a cellar position at Owen Roe Winery.  [...]

Tenuta La Favola Bianco: A NEW Sicilian Summer White

The Wines are just how Corrado described them, small windows into this little piece of the world and it’s terroir. No bells, and no whistles… just pure, clean and passionately made wines that talk about a place and time.
His estate stands upon a hill in the far right-end corner of Sicily. When Corrado goes down [...]

Slavcek Sivi Pinot: A Slovenian wine worth getting to know!

Franc Vodopivec runs this family winery which has existed for over two centuries. He runs a argroturistic bed and breakfast with his wife and son. The winery and inn only serve product from what has only been culitivated by their own hand and this tradition has never been lost.

There are records of the farm [...]

Languedoc Wines from Mas Champart

MAS CHAMPART

Country: France
Region: Languedoc
Appellation(s): Vin de Pays d’Oc, Saint-Chinian
Producer: Isabelle & Mathieu Champart
Founded: 1976
Annual Production: 3,300-3,700 cases
Farming: Lutte raisonnée
Website: N/A

Isabelle and Mathieu Champart were relatively new to winegrowing when they first took over Domaine Bramefan (as her family’s farm is also known), in Saint-Chinian, in 1976. Isabelle was a Parisian with [...]

Revitalizing Gamay in the Brionnais: Vin des Fossiles

Jean-Claude Berthillot of Vin des Fossiles is a visionary, reclaiming an ancient viticultural area and showing its potential for greatness. His estate is located in an area called the Brionnais (the home of Charolais beef) at the southwestern extreme of Burgundy near the Loire River, in the department of Saône-et-Loire.

Jean-Claude bought a house in [...]

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    History and Legend: Medieval roots at the Ermitage du Pic-St Loup

History and Legend: Medieval roots at the Ermitage du Pic-St Loup

Legends seem to converge at the Ermitage du Pic St-Loup. The hermitage dates back from the Middle Ages, as the former home of the bishops of Maguelone. The limestone peak or “pic” perched above the vineyards was named for the legendary Saint Thieri Loup, one of three pious, crusading, brothers and suitors to the [...]

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    ‘Philosophy, Rigor, and Respect’ – Domaine de Terrebrune and the terroir of Bandol

‘Philosophy, Rigor, and Respect’ – Domaine de Terrebrune and the terroir of Bandol

Our latest DI has arrived from Kermit Lynch and there are a lot of new Wines on it. One of them is Terre D’ Ombre from Domaine de Terrebrune in Bandol.

A bit about the Winery:

"Before acquiring vineyards, Georges Delille trained as a sommelier in Paris. In 1963, he bought what would become Domaine de [...]