Lunch amongst the vines.
A quiet spot to dine.
FOOD, WINE AND HOMEPEOPLE AND RELATIONSHIPS
Yesterday we had a birthday to celebrate, albeit slightly belatedly, so we headed south amongst the vineyards for lunch amongst the vines. This is an unusual restaurant for these parts, for it is situated in the middle of rolling hills above the coastal plane, far away from tourist 'honeypots.' The food is reliably good , yet not expensive , as is the wine. Indeed you could not wish for a wider selection of wine for this restaurant is not only situated on a wine estate, but it belongs to a wider group of wine domaines that stretch throughout the Languedoc. All of their wines are available for tasting in the wine shop, and each one retains the name of the smaller domaine on which it was produced. Restaurants on wine estates are very common around The Cape and in Franshoek in South Africa, and we were delighted when we discovered this one in France. It is a rare thing here.
It would have been lovely to sit on the terrace, and gaze out over olive groves and vineyards towards the distant mountains. But outdoor temperatures are currently very high and had we sat outside the heat would have been oppressive. The dining room however was beautifully cool. But on the other hand , it was unusually busy.