DOMAINE DE LA NAVARRE Côtes de Provence, France
Domaine de la Navarre has a rich history that extends beyond wine. The estate belonged to the Navarre Family until 1830, when it was sold, and eventually donated as an agricultural orphanage in 1878 and placed under the care of the venerated Italian Catholic priest, educator and writer, Don Bosco. Bosco dedicated his life to the betterment and education of orphans, street children and other disadvantaged youth, developing teaching methods based on Christian charity, kindness and love rather than punishment. Today, Domaine La Navarre is run by the Foundation La Navarre. In addition to a vineyard, the estate is home to a private Catholic school and an agricultural training centre.
Region & Vineyard Notes
Domaine de la Navarre enjoys an exceptional location nestled in a hollow between the hills of oaks and pines, in a plain facing south where fields and meadows alternate with vineyards. The vineyard has an area of 86 hectares and a commitment to sustainable farming. The belief at La Navarre is that respect for the environment and a return to traditional farming techniques will make it possible to better adapt to the demanding climate of the vineyard. This philosophy is moving them to undertake the conversion to organic farming.