The Languedoc Vine Guardian program was set up to help Emmanuel Puy, a talented young Minervois wine maker following the unusual late spring frost in 2021 which devastated his vines reducing his crop by over 75%. We reached out to our customers offering them a chance to come to the rescue by adopting a row of vines in return for a case of wine and a deep-rooted connection to the Puy vineyard. The response was fantastic, and we now have well over a hundred Guardians. Their support has helped this small independent winemaker to overcome the damage, thrive again and continue to produce delicious Languedoc wines.
Guardians who have met Emmanuel Puy have found him to be a delightful young man who has a great passion for the land and the wine he produces in very small quantities. They have enjoyed the connection to his vineyard, and we were delighted that so many have renewed their Guardianships and continue to support him. Guardians enjoy seeing their name at the end of their row of vines, it’s like having your own little piece of a French vineyard. They also enjoy the bi-monthly newsletters that keep them up to date with news from the Puy vineyard and the Languedoc region.
We are grateful to Must & Lees and The Princess & The Bear for taking the wines to the UK and the USA so that people in those countries can become Vine Guardians and receive wines directly to their door.
Become a Guardian of a row of Languedoc vines and enjoy the wines, the connection to the land and know that you are supporting a talented wine maker. Learn more by clicking in the box where you live.
2022 Events Schedule
Languedoc Vine Guardians are invited to join us in the vineyard for a range of events throughout the year and below is what we have planned for 2022
Saturday July 30th – Summer BBQ in the vineyard. €30 per person
Sunday September 25th – Harvest picnic – Complimentary to all European Guardians and €25 for USA & UK Guardians
Tuesday October 25th – Guardians Sketching Day. Take a creative journey through the vineyards to sketch your own vineyard view! 110€ per person (includes sketch tuition from local artist Annette Morris, transport from Caunes-Minervois and villages near by, a delicious lunch in the vineyard made for us by Linda Wearn, wine tasting with Wendy)