Wine Tasting in Pernes-les-Fontaines
Mont Ventoux > Pernes-les-Fontaines
Discover the Domaine de la Camarette, located just outside the village of Pernes-les-Fontaines, sample their wines, visit the cellar and enjoy the restaurant..
Originally dedicated to the breeding of silkworms in the nineteenth century, the property, which is a superb Provencal farmhouse of the seventeenth century that belonged to the Marquis de Camaret since the early 1800s, hosts market gardening until after the Second World War. Then, Mr. Fernand Gontier, new purchaser, created a clonal multiplication center of the vine for the vineyard nursery since 1960. His son, Pierre GONTIER, takes over and develops the production of wine grapes then the vinification of it with , in 1993, the construction of its particular cellar. It produces wines in AOP Ventoux and Vins de Grapes. In 2004, the third generation arrives with Nancy Gontier, Pierre's second daughter. She takes over the family business and creates with her husband, Hugues Marrec, chef, an oeno-tourist activity including guest rooms and an inn, held by the latter. Hugues practices a market cuisine, based on regional and local products and therefore seasonal. With a capacity of up to 55 people, by appointment, enjoy wines accompanied by "homemade" dishes at L'Auberge to share a meal with family or friends. The Inn is open by reservation only. In 2010, Nancy's older sister, Alexandra, joins the winery to develop retail sales. In 2011, the vineyard began a conversion to organic farming under the impetus of the two sisters. Today, all wines are certified "organic". Located at the foot of Mont Ventoux, the estate is located at the gateway to the old capital of Comtat Venaissin: Pernes les Fontaines. Today, the third generation manages the estate in Organic Farming: Nancy and Alexandra for wines and olive oil, Hugues, Nancy's husband, for the Auberge and B & Bs, which are among the number of two.