Tasting Bandol Wines at Domaine de Terrebrune
You will recall that on the last day of our most recent sojourn in Sablet, I suggested to Shirley that we drive to the Bandol wine region and taste wine since we had not been there for several years. Also, it was a gloomy day in Sablet, and I hoped the weather might be nicer near the Mediterranean Sea.
Domaine de Terrebrune is in Ollioules, a town on the eastern side of the Bandol wine appellation. The vineyard has scenic views, framed by the Mediterranean Sea and a mountain called Gros-Cerveau (Big Brain), dotted with olive groves.
Georges Delille, who trained as a sommelier in Paris, acquired the property that would become Domaine de Terrebrune in 1963. The estate is 30 hectares in size, and they produce Bandol wines in all three colours (red, rosé and white). Since the beginning, Delille and his team have followed a traditional organic agricultural methodology. After completing his oenology studies, Reynald, George’s son, joined the group in 1980. The domaine produces roughly 10,000 cases per year of certified organic (bio) wine. There is also a restaurant on-site, so you can sample the wine paired with culinary creations.
Domaine de Terrebrune
724 Chemin de la Tourelle
The boutique is open Monday-Saturday for wine tasting.
Continue reading here for the original contributor blog post by Michel at Our House in Provence.