A UNIQUE WINE CROWDFUNDING VENTURE
Aussie/Irish couple raising funds to build a winery in Southern France
London, England: We are holding a tasting of Sarabande wines in London to launch our 2017 Crowdfunding venture. Domaine la Sarabande is embarking on the next stage of development of our dream in the south of France. We have built a successful wine business and now we are looking for investors to help build our very own winery in Faugères. Join us at Planet of the Grape’s wine bar to hear more about our project and taste some of our very special wines. We will be telling you how you can make a crowdfunding pledge and about all the rewards that we will be offering. Admission is free but we would appreciate if you could rsvp. The bar will be open to the public at 6:00pm so please feel free to stay and eat and blast away any January abstinence foolishness!
Beth Willard – Head Buyer for Direct Wines “A great new wine discovery is never far away in the Languedoc and Domaine la Sarabande is my favourite of 2016”
Jeb Dunnuck – The Wine advocate “Based all in the schist soils of Faugères, Domaine la Sarabande is a terrific, organically farmed estate that’s run by Australian couple Isla and Paul Gordon”.
Where: Planet of the Grapes
19-21 Sicilian Avenue WC1A2QH
020 7831 2181
When: Saturday 4th February 4pm-6pm
Domaine la Sarabande: Domaine La Sarabande was established so that Paul and Isla Gordon could fulfill their dream of making serious long living robust wines in the south of France. The vineyards were carefully selected to establish a balanced mix of schist soils, good drainage, good aspect and a mix of young and very old vines. The philosophy is organic and there is a strong emphasis to bottle wines that express the soils and climate of the vineyard while being technically correct and are free of wine faults and spoilage.
Paul Gordon is an Australian winemaker who met Isla in New Zealand. Isla studied viticulture at this time and subsequently worked at Kim Crawford wines and later at Astrolabe wines. However Isla and Paul both had ambition to start their own wine business and were becoming restless to explore other parts of the world. They decided to try their luck in Europe, where Paul had worked previously as a flying winemaker in the early 00’s. They landed in the France and found the appellation of Faugères in 2009 and became the first Irish/Australian vignerons in the Languedoc.