In close connection with Safer Occitanie, we were finally able to acquire this small estate, where we are happy to live at the time of writing these few lines.
In parallel with our administrative procedures to prepare our professional retraining, we followed the lessons of a viticulture-oenology BTS by correspondence, in order to acquire knowledge in botany, chemistry, agronomy, agricultural machinery, etc., essential to the exercise of our new activity.
Then we trained in a more concrete way, boots in the ground. In Burgundy first, with Céline and Vincent Ravaut, winegmakers in Ladoix-Serrigny, whose kindness towards us is matched only by the high quality of their wines. Then in Pomerol, with Paule and Michel Dubois, friends of the family for three decades whom we can never thank enough.
And finally we arrived in our little corner of paradise in July 2021… just in time to take charge of the estate and begin our first harvests and our first vinification less than two months later.
What an adventure !