Caro and Seán are passionate about organic and biodynamic wine, and on this ancient estate they will immerse you in the intricate and fascinating world of growing, creating and understanding it.
The setting is utterly lovely, with views pouring over steeply sloping ranks of vines, rolling hills and woodland. Your lodge, previously a ‘chai’ (winery), has been thoughtfully and eco-consciously converted – inside are honeyed oak and poplar, natural paints on hemp, chalk and stone walls and big windows for those marvellous views. Rainwater is harvested, and solar panels are on the way too.
It’s a short walk to Saussignac to buy your daily bread and for two good restaurants. In fact, you could spend days here without using the car – a cycle ride along the Grande Randonnée, a stroll in the woods and vineyards, a lazy afternoon’s reading beneath a shady fig or swimming in the saltwater pool.