About Our Own Wines

Our Dream began with wine. No, not a glass of wine, but actually about wine. The whole having a vineyard in France, making our own wines, type of dream. Pumpjack, our delicious Oenologist, has always worked in the wine industry, and then a few years back he went on to get his degree in wine making and vineyards (otherwise known as Oenology and Viticulture). After working at other wineries around the world to hone his craft, we decided to take the plunge and move to France to actually make our own wines. Here is our journey ….

Our first harvest is in, has been made into wine and is now, as of today, in barrel!!! I for one am really proud, and particularly of Pumpjack for all the hard work he did, through out the year, to make the vineyard produce something we could actually harvest.  TwelveRead More →

There’s an adage in the world of wine making – making wine is 90% cleaning and 10% beer.  The Cleaning has to be done and done thoroughly, both before and after using any and all equipment. Why so fastidious? There are a lot of mildews, rots, chemical reactions and moreRead More →

We were given the go ahead to work on our vineyard in September, right in the middle of harvest time. Talk about thrown in the deep end. But the plus side is from the get go we would know what we were dealing with, which would then highlight what theRead More →

In conjunction with our How to find a Vineyard in France (Part 1 & Part 2), there is another story to tell in our unfolding wine making saga. This story began at a similar time, and developed along side, the discovering of SAFER and all we undertook with them. TheRead More →