Mirabeau Wine Emerges from a Dream
Keep reading for details on a contest and giveaway!
Media sources and reputable wine journals have published countless articles about “Team Cronk” a nickname often used for the Mirabeau Wine duo Stephen and Jeany Cronk. The wine industry is teeming with personal stories of joys and heartaches, tales that are blended with a passion for grapes. After all, no sane person would give up a decent paying job, sell their home and pull their three children out of London schools to move to a small Provencal village if it was not in pursuit of a dream.
A wine-filled dream.
In 2009, that is exactly what the Cronks did. Their audacious goal was to make world-class rosé in a region that might be considered a pink-tinted ocean of wine. Based on their collection of award-winning vintages it seems that Mirabeau Wine has made huge strides in accomplishing their target. Janine Marsh, the founder, and editor of The Good Life France , interviewed Stephen Cronk and wrote this great background piece “Life is rosé for Expats in Cotignac, Provence.” Personally, I am still trying to sort out how he rode a tandem bike by himself…
For a British family, who spoke very little French, choosing Cotignac as their home base was not obvious. The Cronks’ choice was spawned only by a fortuitous recommendation from a friend who understood that the family did not want to jump into the expat community in Aix-en-Provence. The Cronk children have attended the local school since their arrival while Stephen and Jeany have embraced village life and worked hard to embed Mirabeau Wine into the fabric of the town center.
Cotignac is a beautiful village in the Var, about an hour from Aix-en-Provence and roughly the same distance from the Mediterranean. If that sounds idyllic, you should plan a visit to this town that tumbles from the base of an imposing limestone cliff complete with it troglodytes’ caves. Tempted? Read about are 5 reasons you should visit Cotignac and why Cotignac is a perfect village.
Mirabeau Wine is a dream team of top winemakers, dedicated growers and marketing gurus who re-enforce the brand and produce a fabulous stable of wine. You can read more about the group here. They have also spent countless hours (not to mention capital) to convert a former 16th-century winery into the Mirabeau Wine Cellars, office and now a tempting retail boutique.
To celebrate the budding fruit that will be carefully tended, delicately picked and expertly blended into the 2016 vintage of Mirabeau Wines, Jeany has put together a lovely giveaway for one lucky Perfectly Provence reader.
All you need to do to win this goodie package of an apron, two Provencal tapenades and a mini tree of life is to please add your comments below this post.
Our panel of judges will choose the best answer so give it a try!