Having owned and managed a wine-importing business in the UK for years, we gained wide experience and knowledge of French wines – especially the lesser-known regions and vineyards of France.
Travelling widely throughout France, we found many magical places with great views and atmosphere, friendly vignerons (winemakers) and superb wines, many of which are seldom available outside France and are often only made in small quantities.
As for all farmers, winemakers are always looking to improve their reputation and income and fight against the dominance of the supermarkets and big brands who offer large quantities, low prices and often bland quality.
Often their vineyard is also the family home, and has been for generations – these are people firmly rooted in the local area, who know it well and are only too keen to welcome visitors.
Vineyards are often places of great tranquility (except in harvest season) – offer a diverse community of wildlife (especially in these days of increasingly environmentally methods) – and great landscapes often being in valleys and on hillsides to maximise the warmth of the sun.
Staying on a vineyard allows you to combine the glories of France – its landscape, food and wine, and get to meet the French!
We hope you find something to suit your needs and that you enjoy exploring the vineyards of France.
I have held the Cert WSET.(Wine and Spirit Education Trust).
Frenchvineyard.co.uk is a leading website for holiday accommodation on Frenchvineyards. We can tell from the history of bookings to the site that it has truly international reach, and whilst about 50% of our bookings come from the UK and 11% from the USA, & Canada we have taken bookings from across the world, including France!
For vignerons /propriétaire
If you would like to have your property listed on Frenchvineyard.co.uk – and you are a vigneron with gîtes or chambres d’hôte or other holiday accommodation – or just wish to encourage visitors to your chateau/domaine for tasting/purchasing at a minimal cost please complete the form below:
Sponsored entries receive the following:
An individual page with
- Images(up to 6)
- description of the property
- background info on the local wine
- direct link to the property website
- a contact form which goes direct to the property’s email address
- a separate map centred on the property’s location
- intagram or twitter feed (there are technical isssues with a facebook feed)
and will be included on our listings:-
- the “wine list” front page if the property produces its own wine
- the relevant wine region page (Bordeaux, Burgundy, Beaujolais etc)
- the property type page (B&B/Chambres d’Hote, self-catering gite/cottage etc, Hotel/Guest House etc)
- on our map of vineyard accommodation in France
- featured properties list
FrenchVineyard.co.uk was established in 2012, gets about 20,000 visitors per year. The site generated bookings for over 800 room nights in 2019.
Contact Us (vigneron/propiertaire)