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Le Château Constantin Wines a Family Vineyard near Lourmarin

Contributor blog post by Caroline Longstaffe:

Many people dream of owning a winery; a romantic illusion of strolling through carefully tended vines sharing your vintages within the shadows of a sprawling château, which for me would have to be in Provence. Of course, dreams like this seldom come true, such a highly competitive, risky venture would require a fairly hefty dose of courage not to mention immense commitment and hard toil. A ‘little bit’ of money would help and a great deal of skill and knowledge.

…Continue reading here to learn about the Bagnis family from Marseille and the 18th-century chateau that they purchased near Lourmarin. Le Château Constantin produces wines from several varietals including Syrah and Grenache for red wine, and Vermentino and Viognier grapes found more typically in Italian vineyards.

Discover this Vineyard:

Le Château Constantin
Route du Jas de Puyvert
84 160 Lourmarin
Tel: + 33 (0)4 90 68 38 99

If you are looking for a large venue for a wedding, special occasion or to rent during your holidays in Provence consider Le Château Constantin. There are 7 bedrooms, a boules pitch, tennis court, pool and the villa will sleep up to 15 people.

Other things to do in Lourmarin:

The fantastic Friday Market in Lourmarin

Take a Tour of the Chateau Lourmarin

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Caroline Longstaffe

Caroline Longstaffe

A traveller at heart, Caroline says she was most probably born under a wandering star. This English girl lives in California, but has a soft spot for France. After living in Provence for 18 months, she admits that she is now torn between the towns of Uzes and Lourmarin - she cannot decide which is her favourite. During her stay in Provence, Caroline launched her blog Shutters and Sunflowers. Her blog is about passion, about living the journey not waiting to get to the destination.

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