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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.

Bandol AOC

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
83190 Ollioules
The boutique is open Monday-Saturday for wine tasting.

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Michel and Shirley

Michel and Shirley

Michel and Shirley, live in wine country, in Windsor, California. They have a full family with two beautiful daughters and five amazing grandchildren. Michel's day job is as CEO of Chancellor Health Care, a company which provides housing and services to older adults.

Previously a co-owner of a popular French bistro called Bistro des Copains located in Western Sonoma County California. The Bistro was closed in early 2015, after nine years!

In 2008, after searching for years and visiting many houses they bought a 17th century stone village house in the medieval village of Sablet which is in the Vaucluse region of Provence France.

Please read about the Sablet House (available for rent) and follow their blog Our House in Provence.

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