September 1st 2018.
Tomorrow at midday we are collecting from Bergerac airport my 95 year old mother who is being escorted by our daughter, having flown in from Birmingham.
I came up with idea of staying in an aire close to the airport tonight and found the one we are staying on which is approx a kilometre from the famous Monbazillac Chateau and producer of sweet white wines.
The aire is on a vineyard called Domaine de La Lande and is a France Passion site, these are sites across France approx 2,000 in total where you can stay free and the owner hopes in exchange you may buy some of the produce, be it wine, cheese, olive oil, honey, jams, meat etc.
Upon arrival a resident on the vineyard invited us to that evenings wine tasting, an aperitif, at 6pm, we spent the time prior to that sitting in the shade of a walnut tree as it has been very warm today.
Above is a list of their wines, apart from the La 69 Passerille we tasted all the wines on the top list plus the Monbazillac 2015.
The quantity you got of each wasn’t large so thankfully there were no after effects! I purchased for Michelle 3 bottles of sweet red and 3 bottles of sweet white.
There are two other parties of English here tonight, both driving French motorhomes, one group live in France and the other couple had hired theirs here in France, so we had a natter to them, I think it’s the first time we have spoken to anyone else since last Sunday.
After an evening meal as the sun set we took Layla for a long walk around the large vineyard which seems to stretch forever.