Slow Progress…

Its been a while since we updated our blog on the progress of the Old Winery renovation and that's because progress has been slow. But last week the old roof was taken off and that's given a big boost to the project. We hope the new roof will be on by mid January and then we can begin work on...

Our fabulous Workaways

Work on the Old Winery began in earnest Last week when we were joined by Hannah & Lucas from Colorado and Wendy's son Tom. We found Hannah & Lucas through www.workaway.info a great website for people who want to travel and are happy to work in return for board and lodgings. They are with us for just over 2...

L’Ancienne Cave – A New Vin en Vacances Project

2017 was a wonderful year for Fisher and me. We met in January and very soon knew we wanted to spend the rest of our lives together and so Fisher came to live with me in France. The village where we live is in the Minervois district of the Languedoc-Roussillon and we think its one of the most beautiful in...

Block & Beam

Its been an action packed couple of months since we last posted progress at The Old Winery as in goes the concrete block and beam ceiling. This will help to pull the old building together and give us a wonderful basis for the underfloor heating in the bedrooms and bathrooms. Seeing the old beams removed and the concrete ones...

Its coming on..!

Progress throughout this month has been in leaps and bounds with Tom and Fisher working hard every day with John our Builder who we have re-named 'The Machine'. He has such strength and stamina, he never seems to get tired! Here he is with his son Stan... At the side of the property is an area where a couple of...