Season/Harvest Notes 2013

Season and harvest notes by James. The late, cold Spring defined the growing season with nature barely catching up. In May we were on the cusp of suffering frost damage on numerous occasions but somehow escaped – even the whites in the valley (our most frost-sensitive spot) were unscathed. What felt like a two week delay to the growing season turned out to be more like three weeks as we … [Read more...]

2 Wheels 2 Châteaux Scandinavian Visitors

A charming group of Scandinavian (and one British) journalists arrived here by bike from Chateau de Mazan, to taste the wine and have one of our picnics of delicious local produce by the shady 18th century stone pool. Having already had a pretty busy morning making natural face cream at Entrechaux, they had biked the gentle meandering route through the vines and cherries at a slightly faster … [Read more...]

Wine tasting in the Pope’s bedroom…

This week found us in the Palais des Papes in Avignon. 'Découvertes en Vallée du Rhône' is a huge professional wine show in the Rhône Valley, held every two years, and this year we were lucky enough to be with all the southern Rhône wine producers in the majestically high ceilings rooms of this grand imposing historical palace for two days. Wine buyers appear from all over the world as well … [Read more...]


5 cms of snow greeted us this morning when we woke up!  Very beautiful and melting fast.  I took a few photographs to share. … [Read more...]

Harvest Report 2012

Season & Harvest Notes 2012  posted by James The very cold and dry winter of 2011/12 –  including a two-week spell in February with night temperatures down to -14° C was enough to kill off weaker vines. The dryness was much feared as in the south we rely on the winter rain to keep the watertable topped-up. This cold theme continued into May with many of France’s vineyards suffering from … [Read more...]

Destinations Vignobles – Speed Dating in the Loire!

Monday morning I was speeding towards Paris and then Tours in the Loire Valley to let the tourist industry of the world know what wonders they might find for their clients at Chateau Unang!  One and a half days of 20 minute rendez-vous with tour operators from America, Asia, Russia and Europe, looking for a memorable experience to offer. They were delighted with the photographs of the domaine … [Read more...]

Gourmet Wine and Cheese pairing

Would you like taste Chateau Unang wines paired with some of the best cheeses that the Fromagerie du Comtat has to offer? La Fromagerie Mercy in Carpentras has carefully compiled a list of cheeses for each of our wines.  Tasted together two fine products produce another level of pleasure. They compliment one another, creating a very different experience than tasting either the cheese or the wine … [Read more...]

2 Wheels 2 Châteaux

Together with the prestigious and charming luxury hotel the  Chateau de Mazan we are proposing a joint offer for a 2 or 3 day break in this beautiful part of Provence.  Stay in Mazan in the ancient home of the Marquis de Sade and bicycle to Chateau Unang.  This gentle meandering road takes you through some typical local farms.  Spend some time at Chateau Unang, visiting the cave, tasting the wine, … [Read more...]