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 2016
Between the 9th to the 13th centuries, Occitania was ruled by the Dukes of Aquitaine, the Counts of Foix, the Counts of Toulouse and the King of Aragon who shared their political powers. But Occitania was united by one common culture and one common language. Its culture was glorious and flourishing at that time of peace, prosperity and tolerance: the Troubadours invented courtly love (fin'amor) and enchanting music while the Lenga d'Òc spread throughout all European cultivated circles.
Since Roman times, Occitania was home of a great diversity of wines considered even today as some of the finest. Their sophisticated cuisine was the origin of many of the present world-renowned traditional dishes.
Between 1208-1244 a bloody crusade initiated by French Barons from the North supported by the Inquisition ravaged the region slaughtering the population and devastating the lands.
Many of the lords took an active part in the resistance to the occupation of their fiefs taking up arms against the crusaders from the North.
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
Château Salettes Rosé 2017
Sheltered by the massif of Sainte Baume to the North culminating at 1,147 meters, the Bandol vineyard descends in terraces towards the sea in a magnificent amphitheater of wooded hills.
Covering an area of 1,480 ha, the Appellation’s terroir is concentrated over 8 villages in the department of Var, the most meridional part of Provence.
Château Sallettes is located in the village of La Cadière d’Azur in the heart of the appellation and is named after the place where
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.
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.
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
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
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