Sunday, January 29, 2012

Pays Du Vin

As some of you know, I am what is called a “Francophile” . . . i.e., a person who likes all things French. So when I found today’s photo on the internet it immediately took me to Southern France and the wine country.

The small vineyards scattered in the wine country are usually operated by dedicated individuals with the skills and a passion to carry-on the family tradition for making distinctive wines.

In other wine producing areas like Germany, Italy or Australia, the scenery may be different, but I’m sure dedicated individuals also carry-on a tradition left by their forefathers.  We all enjoy the fruits of their labor.

Enjoy the picture and my poem!

In the beautiful rolling hills of southern France
In the lovely area that’s known as Provence
Where purple lavender flowers, in a mistral breeze, sway
There’s a vineyard making wine the time-proven way

Luscious green vines aligned as in formation
Fruit clusters ready for a taste bud sensation
 Picking the prime purple gems will soon get started         
And, to the “Cave”, the precious fruit will be carted

There’s lots of mystery hidden within those cave walls
Secret dos and don’ts! Only “le patron” knows them all
Grapes go in and wine comes out. That much we do know
Good Lord willing, the “vin nouveau” will be “Best of Show”

          Poem by Herm Meyer

Pays du Vin = Wine Country
le patron - the  boss
vin nouveau - new wine



Those interested in the tradition of wine making will find the website Domaine Rouge-Bleu interesting and informative:


It can be viewed in either French or English

P. S.: Say hello to Jean-Marc in his comment column for me.

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