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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


  1. You're very lucky to live in such a beautiful area with so stunning places to visit, grea food and wine!
    Take care!

  2. Love the Chateau and the beautiful photos of seasons of the year in the Vineyard.


  3. Could you book me a table for two for Saturday night please and a bottle of that local wine.!!! If only....
    The photos are so good. They really sum up the whole process. XXXX

  4. how lucky are you - living a dream life. I love France - what a treat to find your blog.

  5. How beautiful... Thank you for sharing these gorgeous pictures x

  6. Wonderful, wonderful,wonderful,.....!!!!!
    You are a lucky woman to live in that part of France!
    The pics of Kees are incredible!!!

    Thank you for sharing them!!!!

    And thank you for your comment on my post the other day!


  7. Bonjour L
    Je suis Julie(smile). Vous allez bien?
    J'aime des photos de chateau.
    Tu a de la chance!(en France)
    Je veux aller en France maintenent.

    What do you think? (smile) I am going to study French so I can write to you.
    Lovely photos, great post!!!!!

    Julie xx

  8. Great with foie gras; also great as a dessert wine.

  9. Stunning pictures, the grapes made me want to reach into the picture and grab one! The scenery and setting are positively story book and dreamy. Thanks for sharing, hope you will check out my new blog as I too am a "french lover". All the best in 2011.
    The enchanted home


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