We’re in Provence, on a gravel road off of the D-99 just outside of St. Remy-de-Provence.
We can hear the wind whistling by, tyres on a wet road, a half-heard opera on French radio. The moment is so special we video-record it through the windshield.
We pass open fields, hedges, a house with a little car parked along the side of the road, cross a small bridge. The sky is baby blue. White and grey clouds chunk the sky. I giggle when we hit our millionth big pothole. The Apilles mountain range is the glorious backdrop. Provençal trees line the roadside. It’s gorgeous. I’m telling you, you’d record it too, prettier than a bride on her wedding day. More anticipation than a groom on his wedding night… Then we come to the vines, planted on both sides of the road and our destination, the Domaine des Terres Blanches winery and tasting room appears. Classic sienna roof tiles, red shutters, a little stone porch with a waiting wine barrel. A golden-colored dog doesn’t care that we’ve arrived.
To finish the journey and enjoy your glass of wine, please visit full story at The Good Life France. Soon we’ll publish a special on winemakers in France, featuring the team at Domaine des Terres Blanches and a few other impressive vignerons.
If the closest you’ll get to Provence is your computer, please submerge yourself at the Domanine des Terres Blanches website.