17 September 2009

Christmas 2009 at Maison No. 20

As Christmas is only a few months away, I thought that I would let you know that Maison No. 20 will be open over the Christmas/New Year period.

This year we are especially looking to Christmas as it will be our first Christmas in Eymet, so you can rest assured that you will have a fabulous time and the house will be looking extra special in all her Christmas finery.

From mid October "la boutique" will be open on the ground floor of Maison No. 20. Here you will find anything that is french and fabulous together with local items perfect for christmas gifts.

For further information, please contact leeann on stay@maison20.com

Take a fabulous chateau and some grapes..

The very fabulous Chateau de Monbazillac

.....and what do you get? A fabulous place to visit that makes some of the best sweet wines in France. Or as it is called in Australia " sticky wine". The locals tend to pair it with foie gras and the end result is magic, one of my favourite meals.

The Chateau is called Chateau de Monbazillac and she sits high on the hill overlooking the fabulous vineyards of Monbazillac.

It is about a 15 minute drive from
Maison No. 20 and we adore going there for picnics and also to buy wine as they have a fabulous wine centre where you can taste and purchase wine and the prices are very reasonable.

Another reason for going is the fabulous michelin starrred restaurant La Tour des Vents which sits high on a hill surrounded by vineyards and has an amazing panoramic view over the Dordogne Valley.
The views are spectacular and Marie Rougier (fabulous french woman chef) has a reputation for creating some of the best food in France with an emphasis on fresh local produce.

Enough about food, lets get back to the wine. As promised I am going to share some of the photos that Kees Terberg took of the Monbazillac vineyards, over the course of a year.





The final product

If you liked the photos, please click here to see many more beautiful photos, reflecting a year in the life of a vineyard.


L x