Vigna reopens on 12 May 2023
We are pleased to announce the reopening of our panoramic restaurant Vigna, by the chef Valentine Davase.
A child of the South, Valentine revisits her origins by signing a creative menu for Vigna. She blurs the lines between art and gastronomy by transposing the freshness and emotion of the vines to the plates. From starters to share to gourmet desserts: Mediterranean cuisine is revealed in its rawest and most festive expression.
Vigna is a lively and warm restaurant in the heart of Provence. It is a gourmet and artisanal cuisine, with Mediterranean flavours, which is perfectly combined with our sumptuous vineyards which surround it.
See you on 12 May 2023 for the reopening.
For all information requests, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Yoga & Brunch in the Vines
With the arrival of spring, come and enjoy a gentle moment by participating in our activity : Yoga & Brunch in the Vines. Meet us on Saturday 22 April in an idyllic setting. We offer several activities: a yoga class to relax, a wine tour and a wine tasting, followed by a gourmet and invigorating brunch.
Yoga from 11am to 12pm: Come and discover the benefits of a Vinyasa Flow session in our panoramic room overlooking our vineyard. Vinyasa Flow is a series of sequences that follow the rhythm of your breath. Our teacher Delfine invites you to relax, to listen to your body and to awaken your senses. Open to beginners as well as the initiated.
Discovery tour from 12pm to 1pm: Come and discover a place of great historical wealth and its incomparable architecture. You will finish with a commented tasting of our wines in our shop.
Brunch from 1pm to 2.30pm: Succumb to the delicious dishes of our chef. Fresh, organic, local... a real treat, all accompanied by the wines of the estate. If the sun is shining, we can have lunch outside and enjoy the view of the vineyard.
Come and experience a moment of relaxation, sharing and enjoyment!
Meet on Saturday 22 April from 11am at the estate. Places are limited, registration required. Price: 50€ per person. Send an email to email@example.com or call : +33 (0)4 94 73 84 93
HAPPY NEW YEAR
We wish you all the best!
May this year bring you happiness, laughter, joy, love and success in all your projects. Never forget to enjoy life, to have fun, to enrich your knowledge of wine, to make beautiful discoveries of vineyards and to enjoy tasty bottles of wine.
We look forward to seeing you at the winery for new adventures.
See you soon!
The holiday season is coming !
Our shop will be open and we will welcome you from Monday to Saturday from 10am to 6pm
You can also visit us on December 24th and 31st from 10am to 4:30pm
We look forward to welcoming you!
Vigna, it’s only goodbye
After a wonderful season with you, our restaurant is closing its doors for the winter season.
Thank you to the kitchen and service team for their dynamism and enthusiasm. Thank you to our producers and especially to our wonderful customers.
See you next spring for new adventures and we are already looking forward to welcoming you.
See you next May!
Take some time for yourself and enjoy a gentle break with our wellness day!
We propose several activities: a yoga class to relax, followed by a gourmet and invigorating brunch, you will finish with a nice walk in the vineyard.
Yoga from 11am to 12pm: Come and discover the benefits of a Vinyasa Flow session in the heart of the vineyards in our new venue "La Ruine". Our teacher @delf_in_a will work on several themes to tone and relax your body and mind. Open to beginners as well as to the initiated.
Brunch from 12:30 to 2:30 pm: Succumb to the delicious dishes of our chef Victoria, alias @terreetpapilles. Fresh, organic, local... a real treat: sea bass with dill and pink berry gravelax, mini burgers with fresh country cheese, bulgur salad and seasonal vegetables with mild spices, beef and chicken brochettes with a yoghurt sauce and mashed potatoes... and for dessert... surprise!
Walk in the vineyard from 2.30 to 4.30 pm: Discover our land with our guide. You can learn more about our vineyards, admire the scenery and simply recharge your batteries.
A beautiful day is waiting for you under the sign of relaxation and conviviality!
Price for all activities and brunch: 60€/person
Limited places, on reservation
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Or by phone at +33 (0)4 94 73 84 93
Château La Martinette opens its doors for Heritage Day. Through unusual activities, you will discover the estate and all its secrets.
On the programme:
- Introduction to wine tasting workshop from 11am to 12.30pm: cultivate your knowledge and learn more about the art of wine tasting (on reservation, 16€ per person).
- Discovery tour from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm and from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm: after a guided tour of the estate and the cellar, taste our wines in the shop for a moment of sharing and conviviality (on reservation, 8€ per person).
-Hiking at La Martinette from 2pm to 5pm: between nature and history, take a walk with our guide on the estate and enjoy our luxuriant environment. After the effort, the comfort: a snack and a tasting will be waiting for you at La Ruine (on reservation, from 6 years old, free for children under 12 years old, 10€ for 12-17 years old, 20€ for over 18 years old).
See you on Saturday 17 September from 11am at the estate.
We look forward to spending this beautiful day with you!
Places are limited, on registration, please send an email to email@example.com or call at +33 (0)4 94 73 84 93
Hidden in the nature, in the middle of vines, cypresses and old olive trees, a new unusual address opens its doors to the estate.
The promise of a timeless stopover to enjoy the sunset and savor our wines or even our refreshing house cocktails accompanied by Mediterranean tapas and mezzes. Vibrant evenings to dance intensely...such is the promise of La Ruine!
Come and discover a festive place with an original decor...we are waiting for you on Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 7pm to midnight! Without reservation - for all information requests firstname.lastname@example.org
Evénements en Juillet
A t e l i e r V i n s & F r o m a g e s
Jeudi 14 Juillet
16h à 18h - 30€ / pers
Venez redécouvrir les vins de notre domaine lors de notre atelier Vins & Fromages
Célébrons ensemble la Fête Nationale en dégustant nos vins accompagnés de délicieux fromages finement sélectionnés. A travers cet atelier de dégustation, vous découvrirez l’art subtil pour associer vins et fromages. Vous visiterez aussi notre cave et notre chai.
Des accords étonnants et inoubliables à réaliser absolument dans un cadre idyllique !
Rendez-vous le Jeudi 14 Juillet à partir de 16h au domaine
Places limitées, sur inscription
Envoyez un email à email@example.com
ou par téléphone au : +33 (0)4 94 73 84 93
Easter in the Vines
Come and celebrate Easter at Château La Martinette! Meet us on Saturday April 16th at the estate to (re)discover our wines and spend a moment of sharing and conviviality with family or friends. Several activities are proposed to you during this beautiful day. A Wine and Chocolate Workshop from 11am to 1pm. This experience is for food lovers! Taste our wines accompanied by delicious chocolates and learn more about the art of food and wine pairing. The workshop will continue with a visit of our cellar (reservation required - 25€ per person). Or take a yoga class from 11am to 1pm. Discover the benefits of a Vinyasa Flow session, open to beginners as well as the initiated. You will continue with a visit of the cellar and the tasting of our wines (on reservation - 25€ per person). From 3pm, take part in our "Jeu de Piste" for children and adults: riddles and guesses in the vineyards with a surprise at the end! We will end the game with a snack (reservation required). We also offer a Parent/Child Yoga workshop from 3 to 4 pm. Discover postures to do in duo, meditation and conscious breathing exercises to relax and unwind young and old (from 5 years old, on reservation - 25€ for the duo). For all information and reservations: 04 94 73 84 93 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Springtime of the Vintage
To celebrate the arrival of spring, we invite you to enjoy activities with family and friends in the heart of our vineyard. On the agenda: Scent workshop, Tasting of the new vintage, Visit of the cellar at 11 am (on reservation), Accompanied walk in the vineyard at 3pm (on reservation), Wine quiz with many surprises to win . Come to the store of our estate and spend a privileged and friendly moment! Infos and reservation : email@example.com or 04 94 73 84 93
Would you like to experience an extraordinary adventure in an exceptional setting? Come and test your physical skills and your knowledge of wine during our Vignathlon! Treasure hunts, sporting events, riddles... an ideal afternoon for sports and wine lovers. At the end of the adventure, rewards will be offered! Put together your team of champions (4 people) and come and take up our challenges! A privileged moment in the heart of nature with friends or family. To finish, you will enjoy a wine tasting of our domain. See you on Saturday 16 October from 3pm at the estate. Limited places, on registration - Price: 37€/pers. Online ticketing : https://urlz.fr/gyIF Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone : +33 (0)4 94 73 84 93
Obtaining the Organic Agriculture label for our vineyard.
A whole year’s work to offer you the best of our terroir. We were looking forward to it...the 2020 vintage is now available in our store and it is organic! Our vineyard has obtained the Organic Agriculture label, after a three-year waiting period (conversion period necessary to obtain the AB label). This official certification indicates that our viticulture preserves as much as possible the balance of nature and confirms our approach to work for practices that are more respectful of the environment. Protecting the richness of biodiversity is one of our concerns, which is why we also work partly in biodynamics. It is important to strengthen the link between all the natural elements that make up our domain.
Escape and dive into the heart of our vineyard by discovering our latest video: https://youtu.be/4nnOzLEbyuk. Off the beaten track, nestled in the heart of the Var, our estate reveals itself to you in its generous and exceptional natural setting.
This year our vineyard has encountered climatic hazards, notably hail in spring and drought with strong heat waves this summer, but the 2020 vintage looks very promising and is gradually being revealed in the wine cellar.
Driving on stakes
Manual harvesting continues at La Martinette!
In the early morning, our pickers picked the Clairettes from our plot worked in stakes. This is a method of harvesting that consists of supporting each vine stock with a wooden stake made of chestnut, acacia or pine wood firmly embedded in the ground.
Horn Silica (501)
Do you know the Horn Silica (501)?
It is a biodynamic preparation that stimulates plant resistance by strengthening the epidermis of leaves and fruits. It is useful during prolonged hot and humid periods and is very effective against diseases.
It is said that horn silica is materialized by light. In biodynamics, it becomes dynamic and then sprinkles upwards, creating a film in the sky, which serves to reflect and amplify the action of light and heat thanks to the mini horn silica crystals atomized in the air.
Since 2013, La Martinette has adopted a philosophical approach towards organic agriculture. We seek to preserve the natural profiles of our soils, which is why we also work in biodynamics!
"Late autumn and early winter is the time of the year when the days shorten, when nature gradually falls asleep and the vineyard enters into its period of vegetative rest. This is when we commence our planning for the following year in the vineyards with the start of the pruning.
Château La Martinette’s new cellars are in keeping with its remarkable history and the beauty of its terroir!
On 29 and 30 June this year, the team at Château La Martinette celebrated the official inauguration of their new cellars.
The Sommellerie Association of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur (PACA) region of France visited us at the domaine
The French Sommellerie Association for the PACA region returned to visit the domaine. They were given a tour of Château La Martinette’s new cellars and were treated to a country picnic in the shade of the domaine’s forest. One of the world’s most renowned sommeliers, Pietro Santanino, was present and it was a pleasure for us to have him taste our wines and share his opinion of them. “The way you present your wines is both unique and flawless! It is a great honour to have the opportunity to taste the distinctive wines from Château La Martinette" declared Mr Santanino in his delightful Italian accent!
Disbudding and shoot binding in the vineyards in May
No less than 8 people work together 6 days a week in the vineyards in order to select the shoots that will bear the future clusters of grapes and aerate the vegetation in order to ensure perfect health conditions and to simplify the pruning for the following winter. This crucial, highly technical and very complex practice helps to reduce the load on the vine thereby avoiding unnecessary exhaustion. Our team has been trained on methods that respect the sap flow and we prefer to use an attentive approach rather than to go for high yields that would only be detrimental to the future of the vine.
Ploughing in April
Ploughing in April The horses have now returned to our massal selection vineyards (Clairette, Syrah and Mourvèdre) to plough the soils at the base of the vine, a process that is carried out by tractor in our other plots. This highly technical practice aims to remove as much of the grass around the base of the vine as possible without damaging the vine stock.
Wine ageing in egg-shaped concrete tanks
The Château’s white wine was aged in egg-shaped concrete tanks, as was the 2017 vintage. These eggs respect the golden number and are particularly well suited to a biodynamic approach to winemaking.