My career of 37 years with IBM had little connection with wine or grapes. Since working in Italy and France for IBM in the 1970's I have always enjoyed wine and enjoy a country life and so decided to move out here in 1994, and benefit from the Provencal way of life. How I came to find this place is another story...
I speak very fluent but very bad French. Luckily I am usually understood. No, I knew nothing about growing grapes or making wine until we bought this place. The stories about how we arrived at producing our own label wine are legion, and are straight out of 'A Year in Provence', often funnier in retrospect.
Our visitors are always interested to hear how a retired Englishman came to Provence to own a small vinyard and sell his own wine