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Languedoc Vine Guardians

The Languedoc Vine Guardian program was set up in 2021 to help Emmanuel Puy, a talented young Minervois wine maker following the unusual late spring frost 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 adopt a row of Vignoble Puy vines and receive a case of wine, invitations to events at the domaine, free use of the vineyard trail and picnic area and their name stake planted at the end of their adopted row of vines.

This year Emmanuel and Leanne Puy have introduced Copains de Puy which is aimed at people living outside of Europe who would like to support this organic winery by sponsoring a row of vines. Copains de Puy receive the same benefits as Guardians apart from the wine but for those of you living in the USA you can buy wines from The Princess & The Bear with a 10% discount.

Everyone can follow the progress of the Guardians vineyard and learn about the regular events held at the winery and in the vineyard by following the Puy Vignoble dedicated INSTAGRAM and FACEBOOK pages and by connecting with the VIGNOBLE PUY website.

2024 Events

February 29 – Sketching the Seasons Workshop – 20% DISCOUNT for all Guardians
April 13 – 10:30 a.m. Budbreak Walk & tasting 2023 white & rosé – FREE to Guardians & Copains
April 25 – Sketching the Seasons Workshop – 20% DISCOUNT for all Guardians
May 3 – 4pm Barrel Tasting – FREE to Carignan Guardians
June 22 – Cave Ouvert – join friends, Guardians and Copains for Vignoble Puy’s annual apéro – FREE to Guardians & Copains
July 17 – Supper in the Vineyard – more details to follow
September 5 – Sketching the Seasons Workshop – 20% DISCOUNT for all Guardians
September 15 – Harvesting – come and pick grapes to make the first Vignoble Puy Carthagène – FREE to Guardians & Copains
September 29 – Harvest Picnic – more details to follow
October 31 – Sketching the Seasons Workshop – 20% DISCOUNT for all Guardians

 

Choose from Two Levels of Guardianship or Become a Copain de Puy

Vignoble Puy
Grenache Guardianship
€70 per year or sign up for 3 years and save €30
This level of guardianship will bring you:

  • Your name on a row of Grenache vines
  • 6 x bottles – Domains mixed case
  • 10% discount on wine purchases
  • Twice Yearly newsletters
  • Vine Trail Map
  • Free use of picnic area
  • Invitation to free annual tasting and Apéro
  • Invitations to paid events in the vineyard

Vignoble Puy
Carignan Guardianship
€110 per year or sign up for 3 years and save €30

This level of guardianship will bring you:

  • Your name on a row of old Carignan vines
  • 6 x bottles of the Domains top wine
  • 10% discount on wine purchases
  • Twice Yearly newsletters
  • Vine Trail Map
  • Free use of picnic area
  • Annual Barrel tastings
  • Invitation to free tasting & Apéro
  • Invitation to paid events in the vineyard

Copain de Puy
€30 per year or sign up for 3 years and save €15

  • Your name on a row of vines
  • 10% discount on wine purchases
  • Twice Yearly newsletters
  • Vine Trail Map
  • Free use of picnic area
  • Invitations to free annual tasting and Apéro
  • Invitations to paid events in the vineyard

Read more about the program creation and its success