20 Years From Now...

"20 YEARS FROM NOW," Mark Twain said, “you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than the ones you did.”THIS online journal is dedicated to our next 20 years!

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Wine Caves

We're familiar with vineyards, but having two 'wine caves' directly across the street from us is a new experience. We watched the sun rise and set on the fields. Saw dandelions pop up overnight to add a blanket of colour while labourers began early each morning to prune the stocks and methodically work their way through the rows.


Domaine Massillan offers a great locally produced wine selection.


A 750ml bottle of merlot and chardonnay can be had for as little as €4.00/bottle. (At the current conversion rate that's $5.43 Canadian.) 


Domaine Massillan also features a reception hall (large arched window below) that can be rented for birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, etc. 


The vineyards are also open to the public. We've noticed young parents pushing strollers, joggers, cyclists, and runners using the clay coloured trails and decided it was time to join them. 


We also toured the second wine cave Mas du Pont


Named I would imagine because of this bridge (pont) directly across from the parking lot.



Like it's competitor Mas du Pont offers locally produced wine at reasonable prices. It also supplements its coffers via gite accommodation and a restaurant.



Two great vineyards within yards of each other and we've been blessed to have experienced them both. Wine in France is a tradition and birthright and we couldn't agree more. There's something wonderful about enjoying a glass of wine with both lunch and dinner.

Cheers!


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2 comments:

  1. That looks like such a beautiful rural place to be staying! Looks like Spring there too (still snow on the ground here but there is hope). How I wish we could hop on a plane and join you there! Cheers indeed as you enjoy some travel time before your next assignment. Happy Easter ....

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    1. There's always next year, Rosella. Hint. Hint.

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