2015 Sarabande Investment opportunity

By |2016-12-14T09:39:13+00:00April 11th, 2015|Uncategorized|

2015 Wine Investment Domaine la Sarabande is a new winery that was established in 2009 by a passionate Australian/Irish couple. This start-up company was launched with the help of some very brave investors. These kind families, who had faith in Paul and Isla's skills as vignerons, put money up front so that they could buy [...]

Five Good reasons to visit Faugères this summer

By |2016-12-14T09:39:13+00:00July 4th, 2014|Uncategorized|

The south of France has long been a destination for northern Europeans looking for the sun. However more and more people are coming here looking for wine, food and the oppurtunity to explore the diverse coutryside. Here are five reasons why you should come to Faugères! 1. Cycling in Faugères I'll start this list with [...]

Sarabande New York Tour part two

By |2016-12-14T09:39:13+00:00April 22nd, 2014|Faugeres, New York, Uncategorized|

It's the acid that eats the bodies! New Jersey. What a weird and wonderful place. I teamed up with the unstopable Chris Zitzman, in charge of Angels' share portfolio in New Jersey, early on Wedsnesday morning. We arranged to meet at the Weehawken ferry terminal just across the Hudson river from Manhattan. This stretch of [...]

2014 Domaine la Sarabande Newsletter

By |2016-12-14T09:39:13+00:00March 6th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Thanks everyone in Australia  I haven't written for a long while but life has been pretty busy. We have been slogging our way pruning our new vineyards and have also pruned another five hectares for another grower. Just when I thought it was over Isla has agreed to tie down canes on some more vineyards. [...]

2013 Faugères Harvest report

By |2016-12-14T09:39:13+00:00November 11th, 2013|Uncategorized|

I have read a lot of doom and gloom regarding the 2013 harvest in France. While certain lesser areas, like Bordeaux and Burgundy, had a tough time we produced what has been one of the best harvests since we started in 2009. On saying that it was a particularly difficult harvest with some unseasonable weather [...]

New vineyards in Faugères

By |2016-12-14T09:39:13+00:00September 14th, 2013|Uncategorized|

Building the Empire   Yesterday, Friday the 13th, we finally took possession of 5.5Ha of vineyards in the district of Cabreroles, AOP Faugères. The whole purchase began just after harvest 2012 when we owner of the land we had been leasing had decided that he needed to sell his land. He was asking ridiculous money [...]

Sarabande wines – new packaging and new markets

By |2014-03-06T13:15:50+00:00August 15th, 2013|Uncategorized|

Brand new labels for our 2012 wines We have had a lot of advice on our packaging over the last few years. We have mostly ignored what people have said but some things have stuck. One was to change the labels so that they could be easily identified. We have decided to do this with [...]