The Domaine de Navas is a very 'French' affair and it appears Maureen receives information about this event far in advance of our French friends (few of whom attend anyway)! It is held over two days, this year the weather was hot.....yes it's 37c on the Saturday so we decide to attend on the cool 31c Sunday. Unlike many of the local wine fairs the Navas event invites vignerons from many different regions so it is possible to buy a simply gorgeous red from a producer from St Emilion who has only 3.5 hectares, Champagne, sweet whites, fabulous rose and most things in between. In addition to the wine tasting a very good 5 course lunch is offered for only 12 euro (about £9) which appears to be taken by everyone attending including the stall holders.
|Visitors sampling some of the wines|
|Personal explanations from the vignerons|
|Lunch under the trees|
|We joined other French visitors for lunch. the only 'English' at the event!|
|Two new members have to drink half a bottle of wine ... and repeat after 'me' ..blah, blah|
|They receive a certificate which is highly regarded|
|Maureen snuggles up to Patrick, an existing member of the vignerons society and an old friend|