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Sipping in St Remy Sampling Orange Wine by Domaine Henri Milan

Contributor Blog Post by Ashley Tinker:

Natural Wine Trend

If you’re not currently living in London, New York, Paris or Japan you may not have heard of orange wine or even biodynamic wine for that matter. We were first introduced to this type of wine five (5) years ago, while living in London, at the Terroir biodynamic wine bars. Robin is absolutely crazy for this liquid delight.

…Continue reading here to learn about Domaine Henri Milan, a family run vineyard located just outside of St Remy de Provence. The vines are in the Alpilles, but Henri Milan is a trendsetter winemaker who continues to experiment with grape varieties and natural techniques. The wine is available online, or at the boutique on site. Ashley recommends visiting on a Friday afternoon for wine tasting and a chance to chat with some locals who appreciate Henri Milan wines.

How to find the vineyard?

Domaine Henri Milan
Via Aurelia – La Galine
13210 – Saint Remy de Provence
Tel: +33 (0) 4 90 92 12 52
Open Monday – Saturday 9:30 – 12h and 14:30 – 19h

Winemakers in the Alpilles:

The Lady Wine Makers of Les Baux de Provence. It was a rainy October morning when I met with a group of ladies representing the women of les Vignerons des Baux-de-Provence, in the Alpilles. The damp weather provided a moment of reprieve for this group with the grape harvest completed, fermentation underway, and it was too wet to pick olives.

12 Reasons to Visit the Vineyards of Les Baux de Provence. Launched in 1995, Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée (AOC) Les Baux de Provence was a bold step for a dozen winemakers. They joined forces in an attempt to carve out a unique identity in the ocean of mediocre (at the time) Provencal wine.

Chateau Romanin Dedicated to Provence’s Long History of Wine. A discrete sign indicates the direction to Château Romanin, the circuitous, unpaved route to the boutique and wine cave, which hug the base of these impressive cliffs. Chateau Romanin is a relatively new wine domaine, the biodynamic cultivation of grapes and olives began as a commercial operation, in 1988.

Via:: Curious Provence

      

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Ashley Tinker

Ashley Tinker

Ashley was born and raised in Montréal, Canada. She has always been drawn to the history, way of life and beauty of Europe. Her feelings for Europe were reconfirmed while studying art in Florence, Italy. Ashley says that stone buildings, colourful shutters and terra cotta tile rooftops fill her dreams and now her days.

Ashley moved to Provence in 2014 with her partner Robin (he also shares her Francophile passions). They are in search of the French joie de vivre, which they find at every turn in the local markets and natural beauty of Provence. This couple are indulging in local olives and wine as the Provencal sunshine changes craggy rocks into things of beauty.

You can see all of Ashley's blog posts on Curious Provence.

Take a look at Ashley's beautiful fine art photography on her Photographer in Provence website.

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