Welcome to the Vineyards
Export development and management group supported by talented winegrowers to promote the fruits of their inspiration and the wine tasting culture, once upon a vine offers a very selective range of wines from the Rhône Valley, Provence and Occitania. Our portfolio evolves as we meet and appreciate new talented winemakers and wish to share their creations. Dedicated to providing the international wine trade business with the highest personalized quality service, we will be happy to become your next partner for sourcing an amazing choice of pleasure wines.
Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red 2019
Since Roman times, Occitania (the actual southern half of France) produces a wide variety of wines recognized and appreciated by international wine connoisseurs. Between the 9th and the 13th century, led by noble lords who shared their political power peacefully, its culture was glorious and flourishing at these times of prosperity: The Troubadours praised courtly love (fin ‘Amor) while the Lenga d'Òc spread in all European’s educated circles. Its sophisticated cuisine is at the origin of many world-famous dishes.
The 30 hectare estate is located between Nîmes and Arles, on the Costières plateau. Here 14 Mediterranean grape varieties have found perfect conditions to flourish on this beautiful soils of clay and limestone, covered with rolled river pebbles. The selection of grape variety was essential in order to give typicity and complexity to wines that the landlord and winemaker Dominique Linsolas defines as of feminine inspiration.
The modern cellar is equipped with stainless steel tanks of variable sizes, all temperature-controlled.
Vacqueyras La Perdrière Red 2016
Domaine Chamfort nestles in the village of Seguret with as background the famous Dentelles de Montmirail, a majestic natural barrer made of limestone rock planted of greeen oak, Aleppo pine, cedar, olive trees and fragrant herds. Vasco Perdigao, a young talented winemaker acquired the estate in 2010 after spending several years making wine in the steep vineyards of the nothern Côtes-du-Rhône.
Domaine Chamfort covers 27 hectares of vineyard covering four different AOPs – two Côtes du Rhône Villages Sablet and Séguret, and two crus Vacqueyras and Rasteau. The vineyard is planted of Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault, Mourvèdre, Viognier and Marsanne. The vines grow on the hillsides or high plateaus, on soils presenting amazing diversity.
The vineyard benefit from Mediterranean climate where summers are hot and dry. Winters are mild with relatively little rainfall. The Mistral wind can be very strong and blows moisture away, which means sunny blue skies.
Muscat de Beaumes-de-Venise 2019
Like many of this region’s villages, Beaumes-de-Venise has been producing wine since the Roman times but is unique for the production of sweet fortified wine or ‘vin doux naturel’. Pliny the Elder (23-79 AD) wrote: “Muscat has been grown for a long time in Balme and makes wonderful wine.”
Since then the story of Muscat de Beaumes continued to be told: the home of Muscat was supplier to Pope Clement V in Avignon and then the entire kingdom’s nobility, including Henry IV who had a taste for Muscat.
Domaine des Bernardins is a family estate for five generations
Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red 2016
The Popes in Avignon started developing the vineyards in the 14th century. The vineyard of Châteauneuf-du-Pape became AOC classified in 1935 and today is one of the most renowned Crus, recognized and appreciated by connoisseurs around the globe.
The Domain des Chanssaud belongs to the Jaume family since 1826. We can still find a cellar with thick stone walls adjacent to an ancient building with a spiral staircase, a bread oven, and a sink in stone, identical to those of the Antique Roman Theatre of Orange.
Nestled in a protected natural area located at the foot of the Pic Saint Loup, the estate Mas de Martin is made up of 250 ha of wild scrubland which hosts 300 beehives and encircles 20 ha of vines aged 30 to 80 years and 1,000 olive trees. The buildings date, for the oldest part from the 12th century and the wine cellar is housed in an old 1880 building.
Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence Red 2013
In the heart of Provence, Château de Calavon is closely linked to the wine tradition and is among the most important historic vineyards of the Pays d’Aix. This 60-hectare vineyard was first cultivated by the Princes of Orange before being divided up after the French Revolution and slowly reconstructed through the centuries.
The vineyard is all in one block and is lined with forests and hills. It constitutes an ecologic microcosm, preserved and authentic, cultivated to respect nature and the environment.
Property of the Audibert family for five generations that perpetuates the tradition,
Tavel Rosé 2018
Situated on a small trail off the road to Nîmes, on the outskirts of Tavel, proudly stands the Château de Trinquevedel. Surrounded by its 32 hectares of vineyards, the elegant 18th-century estate was acquired in the 1936 by Eugène Demoulin, the great grand-father of Guillaume, who is the actual landlord and winemaker and keeps the family tradition alive.
Their terroir of sand and rounded river rocks is planted with Grenache, Cinsault and Clairette which produces the famous cru
Hermitage Red 2014
Domaine du Colombier is owned and run by the Viale family since the end of WWI when the great-grandfather of Florent and the actual winemakers started planting one hectare of vines.
Today their 16 hectare estate spreads between the towns of Tain-l'Hermitage and Mercurols where they make Hermitage and Crozes-Hermitage of the two colors.
The vineyards are mainly planted of old varieties, Syrah for the reds and Marsanne for the whites. The soil consists of stony hillsides with high density planting (from 6,500 to 7,000
Saint-Joseph "Muletiers" 2016 Red
Domaine Vallet is a property of 11.5 hectares located in Serrières at the edge of the Ardèche in the Northern Rhône. They produce red and white Saint-Joseph and Condrieu.
These wines are easy to drink, enjoyable in their youth, and they reach maturity after 4 to 6 years.
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