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THE ESTATE


OUR HISTORY

In 1994, Xavier, French but living and working in London, was searching high and low for a little corner of viticultural paradise where he could escape to nature and recharge. He came across La Verrière, an abandoned vineyard near the border of Provence and the Southern Rhône.

He fell in love with the rugged beauty of the site and was compelled by what we now call “the Fantastic Four” of exciting winemaking factors that converged there: amazing altitude, generous geology, huge history and idyllic isolation. While the risk was enormous, he dreamt to revive the neglected vineyards... inspired by his cousins’ family tradition of winemaking in the Jura, and a conviction that he had finally discovered a truly unique property.

Originally a 9th century priory surrounded by vineyards, the estate La Verrière housed Knights Templar, a renowned 15th century glass blower and other hard-working folk for centuries but then became trapped in an inheritance feud and disregarded for decades in the twentieth century.

Like other steep sites, it was a victim of the advent of mechanization which enabled production of higher vineyard yields on the valley floor. Now restored to its original prominence, La Verrière is one of the highest-elevation wine producing vineyards in the South of France.

Sometime after its purchase, Xavier invited Claude and Lydia Bourguignon, the world’s leading microbiologists of living soils, to evaluate the property. They found that the tectonic activity and erosion over time had created soils (mostly clay and chalk limestone) with distinctive mineral character ideal for grape growing. Neighbor Philippe Cambie —the noted oenologist from Châteauneuf-du-Pape, who would eventually join the project as an advisor— also echoed the other experts’ belief in the vineyard’s exceptional potential and encouraged the building of a winery.

The project became a family affair in 1997, when Xavier’s sister Bénédicte and brother-in-law, Jean-Louis, became resident viticulturist and winemaker, respectively. Xavier’s wife Nicole also joined the team to begin work on the commercial side of the business. The gravity-fed winery was completed in 2005 and the first official vintage bottled under the name Chêne Bleu was released in 2006.

THE PROPERTY

La Verrière is uniquely situated at an elevation of 550 meters (1,800 feet) within a UNESCO biosphere reserve in the shadow of the Mont Ventoux. Typical of other high elevation areas, there is very little topsoil.

This encourages vine roots to dig deeply for water and nutrients, ultimately capturing the strong minerality of the soil. Millions of years ago, when the European and African continental plates collided, a process called subduction caused one tectonic plate to slide under the other, pushing its edge upwards. This created the Mt Ventoux and its foothills and exposed long-buried strata of Jurassic and Triassic-era soils, some of which run right through our vineyards. We intentionally plant and harvest in line with these strata, and small-batch winemaking allows us to feature the effects of these ancient soils on our fruit.

THE VINEYARD & VITICULTURE

At the time of purchase, the vineyard was planted with 25-30 year-old vines, mainly Grenache and Syrah. Each vine was carefully evaluated and preserved whenever possible. Additional Grenache and Syrah plantings were made with cuttings from existing vines over the following decade. We have also introduced new vineyard plantings of traditional Rhône varietals such as Roussanne, Marsanne, Viognier, Clairette and Mourvèdre, and our most recent addition Rolle (Vermentino).

Hand-picking and double sorting results in deliberately tiny yields. Grapes from each plot are vinified separately in small oak and stainless-steel tanks before blending to ensure meticulous nurturing of the grapes at every stage. The reds and whites then undergo up to two years aging in Burgundian oak barrels followed by several years ageing in bottle before release.

Because of our high elevation, our grapes ripen much more slowly than those of neighboring vineyards down in the valleys of the Southern Rhône. This produces much leaner, more restrained styles of Grenache and Syrah, that some view as more typical of the Northern Rhône. Some say that Chêne Bleu stylistically has “one foot in the Southern Rhône and one foot in the Northern Rhône” in this regard. Balanced ripeness allows our minerality and fresh acidity to shine through in our wines, adding to their complexity and ability to age.

Super Premium Vins de Pays

The estate lies across both Rhône and Provence appellations (four, in total). Rather than follow the subdivisions of the appellation system, which might not address the specificities of our high-altitude vineyards, we made the decision to classify most of our wines as IGP Vaucluse, in order to have full artistic freedom to produce the very best wines possible from our terroir, using both traditional and modern techniques.

Akin to the “Super Tuscans”, whose winemakers aim to innovate outside of the appellation system to create new generation of quality wine, Chêne Bleu has been referred to by the press as the "world's first Super Rhône", as we explore new winemaking potential for the traditional grapes of our region.

THE WINES

The North-South identities of the property have been captured in our two flagship reds, Abélard and Héloïse, named after the most famous pair of French lovers from the Middle Ages, the Romeo and Juliet of France. Abélard was a brilliant and charismatic philosopher whose illicit romance with his gifted student Héloïse condemned them both to forced separation and tragedy. We choose them as a metaphor for our top two cuvées, as they are each formidable in their own right but infinitely more interesting if you understand the clandestine relationship they have to each other.

We use the same old-vine Grenache and Syrah from the best parcels on the property in inverted proportions to make our flagship yin and yang cuvées.
They are intended to complement each other: balanced, aromatic, complex and flavorful yet very different stylistically.

The wines

Abélard 2007: Grenache-base (85%) with 15% of Syrah. Opulence and concentration with long barrel ageing; Abélard pairs best with “fur”: gamey red meats, salty, greasy, spicy, or smokey flavors.

Héloïse 2007: elegant and refined Syrah-based blend (65%), one third Grenache and a touch of white, Viognier. In the spirit of Côte Rôtie but with her own identity. She pairs well with “feathers”: game fowl, white meats and more subtle flavors.

Aliot 2014: the flagship white in the collection, with a long ageing potential. A blend of Roussanne, complemented by Grenache blanc and Marsanne. Complexity and depth of aroma, again showcasing the juxtaposition of north-versus-south in the Rhône.

Click here for reviews

OUR REAL “CHÊNE BLEU”

Visitors to La Verrière are greeted by our mighty blue oak tree, or chêne bleu. In 2005, the tree suffered in a drought. Noted Provençal tree sculptor Marc Nucera transformed it into a stunning piece of natural art, “painting” the trunk and branches with the blue-green bouillie bordelaise (Bordeaux mixture), a protective solution used in organic vineyards.

This Chêne Bleu, our blue oak tree, became a symbol for the entire project, reflecting our desire to protect and preserve the history of this naturally beautiful site while highlighting and enhancing that beauty.

WINE TOURISM

We really appreciate it when people make the journey up the mountain to find us in our secluded hide-away, and we enjoy hosting events and activities all year long. We welcome visitors for guided tours and tastings, available in both French and native English. Seeing that once people find us they often don’t want to leave, we brought in an award-winning chef, who offers several lunch options daily under a vine-covered terrace, using ingredients from our own organic and ethically-grown vegetable garden, which are paired with our Chêne Bleu wines. Click here for more on our tasting room: visit.chenebleu.com

La Verrière, our restored medieval priory-turned ecoluxury guesthouse and events venue, now welcomes guests for professional retreats, workshops and family celebrations. Up to 18 can be accommodated in four suites and three double guest rooms. Our professional chef offers regional cuisine served in a medieval dining room along with several al fresco settings overlooking the undulating vineyards. For more information: www.laverriere.com

Our motto is Non Mihi, Non Tibi, sed Nobis (Not Mine, Not Yours, but Ours). Passionate about sharing our knowledge, while continuing to learn so much ourselves, we've created in partnership with the Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) a wine course often reviewed as the most intensive and effective of its kind in the world. This six-day course, referred to as the Chêne Bleu Extreme Wine Experience, covers all the main regions, varietals and benchmark wines from around the world. It combines classroom teaching and hands-on practice through tasting, precision pairing, winery and vineyard work, trips to iconic wineries, and private dinners with top producers. It is open to enthusiasts of all knowledge levels. More information is available at [www.chenebleuextremewine.com].


For more information, visit www.chenebleu.com

Follow Chêne Bleu on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn

79
backers
€ 31,005
pledged over € 20,000 goal
Closed

This project was successful on 30/01/2020

Chêne Bleu's project is a non-profit making initiative.
As such, the price of each package is less than the retail value of the goods and services included.
Support the project with a donation starting at 10€.

__

Chêne Bleu will contact you early January to arrange shipment. If you have specific delivery needs, they will be addressed at that time.
If you’re purchasing as a holiday gift, please let us know at info@winefunding.com and we will provide a special certificate to offer.

For € 10.00 or more

Support the project with a donation starting at 10€

Participation in the sustainaBEElity project
Be part of the 'BEE Sustainable' biodiversity initiative at Chêne Bleu
Tour of the apiary when you visit the winery
Annual biodiversity newsletter on the research & progress made on the project

For € 200.00 or more

POLLEN

Participation in the sustainaBEElity project
Be part of the 'BEE Sustainable' biodiversity initiative at Chêne Bleu
Tour of the apiary when you visit the winery
Annual biodiversity newsletter on the research & progress made on the project
Invitation to our Bee Event: "Honey Making & Biodiversity at Chêne Bleu"**

Wine
1 bottle of Abélard 2007
1 bottle of Héloïse 2007
1 bottle of Aliot 2014

Honey
1 jar of honey produced at La Verrière
with special edition Chêne Bleu honey spoon

For € 400.00 or more

NECTAR

Participation in the sustainaBEElity project
Be part of the 'BEE Sustainable' biodiversity initiative at Chêne Bleu
Tour of the apiary when you visit the winery
Annual biodiversity newsletter on the research & progress made on the project
Invitation to our Bee Event: "Honey Making & Biodiversity at Chêne Bleu"
A detailed report on the biodiversity project

Wine
2 bottles of « Abélard » 2007
2 bottles of « Héloïse » 2007
2 bottles of « Aliot » 2014

Honey
1 jar of honey produced at La Verrière
with special edition Chêne Bleu honey spoon

For € 800.00 or more

BEEHIVE

Participation in the sustainaBEElity project
Be part of the 'BEE Sustainable' biodiversity initiative at Chêne Bleu
Tour of the apiary when you visit the winery
Annual biodiversity newsletter on the research & progress made on the project
Invitation to our Bee Event: "Honey Making & Biodiversity at Chêne Bleu"
A detailed report on the biodiversity project

Wine
4 bottles of « Abélard » 2007
4 bottles of « Héloïse » 2007
4 bottles of « Aliot » 2014

Honey
2 jars of honey produced at La Verrière
with special edition Chêne Bleu honey spoon

For € 1,000.00 or more

HONEYMOON

Participation in the sustainaBEElity project
Be part of the 'BEE Sustainable' biodiversity initiative at Chêne Bleu
Tour of the apiary when you visit the winery
Annual biodiversity newsletter on the research & progress made on the project
Invitation to our Bee Event: "Honey Making & Biodiversity at Chêne Bleu"
A detailed report on the biodiversity project
A private workshop to collect honey from your beehive

La Verrière B&B
1 overnight stay for 2 with breakfast
1 Farm to Fork dinner for 2
1 wine blending workshop for 2

Wine
2 bottles of « Abélard » 2007
2 bottles of « Héloïse » 2007
2 bottles of « Aliot » 2014

Honey
2 jars of honey produced at La Verrière
with special edition Chêne Bleu honey spoon

For € 8,000.00 or more

ROYAL PACKAGE - 1 NIGHT

Participation in the sustainaBEElity project
Be part of the 'BEE Sustainable' biodiversity initiative at Chêne Bleu
Tour of the apiary when you visit the winery
Annual biodiversity newsletter on the research & progress made on the project
Invitation to our Bee Event: "Honey Making & Biodiversity at Chêne Bleu"
A detailed report on the biodiversity project
Your name engraved on your own beehive
A private workshop to collect honey from from your beehive

La Verrière B&B
1 night with breakfast for up to 17 people

Activities
1 guided cellar tour with wine tastings

Food
1 dinner with Chêne Bleu wines
1 breakfast

Wine
2 bottles of « Abélard » 2007
2 bottles of « Héloïse » 2007
2 bottles of « Aliot » 2014

Honey
1 jar of honey produced at La Verrière per person
with special edition Chêne Bleu honey spoon

For € 15,000.00 or more

ROYAL PACKAGE - 2 NIGHTS

Participation in the sustainaBEElity project
Be part of the 'BEE Sustainable' biodiversity initiative at Chêne Bleu
Tour of the apiary when you visit the winery
Annual biodiversity newsletter on the research & progress made on the project
Invitation to our Bee Event: "Honey Making & Biodiversity at Chêne Bleu"
A detailed report on the biodiversity project
Your name engraved on your own beehive
A private workshop to collect honey from your beehive

La Verrière B&B
2 nights stay for up to 17 people

Activities
1 guided cellar tour with private wine tastings
1 wine blending workshop

Food and wine
2 dinners with Chêne Bleu wines
2 breakfasts
1 lunch

Wine
2 bottles of « Abélard » 2007
2 bottles of « Héloïse » 2007
2 bottles of « Aliot » 2014

Honey
1 jar of honey produced at La Verrière per person
with special edition Chêne Bleu honey spoon

3 backers didn't choose a reward.

Thanks to backers

Denis H. 04/03/2020 - 12:48
It is a pleasure to support this great initiative led by a passionate team with a thoughful vision.
Madeleine 30/01/2020 - 16:58
Good luck with this great project!
26/12/2019 - 18:31
Excellent initiative, Equipe Chene Bleu!
22/12/2019 - 12:30
I am delighted to "beefriend" this meaningful project!
19/12/2019 - 23:40
What a lovely project! My parents will be very happy to reap the benefits of my contribution :-).


THE ESTATE


OUR HISTORY

In 1994, Xavier, French but living and working in London, was searching high and low for a little corner of viticultural paradise where he could escape to nature and recharge. He came across La Verrière, an abandoned vineyard near the border of Provence and the Southern Rhône.

He fell in love with the rugged beauty of the site and was compelled by what we now call “the Fantastic Four” of exciting winemaking factors that converged there: amazing altitude, generous geology, huge history and idyllic isolation. While the risk was enormous, he dreamt to revive the neglected vineyards... inspired by his cousins’ family tradition of winemaking in the Jura, and a conviction that he had finally discovered a truly unique property.

Originally a 9th century priory surrounded by vineyards, the estate La Verrière housed Knights Templar, a renowned 15th century glass blower and other hard-working folk for centuries but then became trapped in an inheritance feud and disregarded for decades in the twentieth century.

Like other steep sites, it was a victim of the advent of mechanization which enabled production of higher vineyard yields on the valley floor. Now restored to its original prominence, La Verrière is one of the highest-elevation wine producing vineyards in the South of France.

Sometime after its purchase, Xavier invited Claude and Lydia Bourguignon, the world’s leading microbiologists of living soils, to evaluate the property. They found that the tectonic activity and erosion over time had created soils (mostly clay and chalk limestone) with distinctive mineral character ideal for grape growing. Neighbor Philippe Cambie —the noted oenologist from Châteauneuf-du-Pape, who would eventually join the project as an advisor— also echoed the other experts’ belief in the vineyard’s exceptional potential and encouraged the building of a winery.

The project became a family affair in 1997, when Xavier’s sister Bénédicte and brother-in-law, Jean-Louis, became resident viticulturist and winemaker, respectively. Xavier’s wife Nicole also joined the team to begin work on the commercial side of the business. The gravity-fed winery was completed in 2005 and the first official vintage bottled under the name Chêne Bleu was released in 2006.

THE PROPERTY

La Verrière is uniquely situated at an elevation of 550 meters (1,800 feet) within a UNESCO biosphere reserve in the shadow of the Mont Ventoux. Typical of other high elevation areas, there is very little topsoil.

This encourages vine roots to dig deeply for water and nutrients, ultimately capturing the strong minerality of the soil. Millions of years ago, when the European and African continental plates collided, a process called subduction caused one tectonic plate to slide under the other, pushing its edge upwards. This created the Mt Ventoux and its foothills and exposed long-buried strata of Jurassic and Triassic-era soils, some of which run right through our vineyards. We intentionally plant and harvest in line with these strata, and small-batch winemaking allows us to feature the effects of these ancient soils on our fruit.

THE VINEYARD & VITICULTURE

At the time of purchase, the vineyard was planted with 25-30 year-old vines, mainly Grenache and Syrah. Each vine was carefully evaluated and preserved whenever possible. Additional Grenache and Syrah plantings were made with cuttings from existing vines over the following decade. We have also introduced new vineyard plantings of traditional Rhône varietals such as Roussanne, Marsanne, Viognier, Clairette and Mourvèdre, and our most recent addition Rolle (Vermentino).

Hand-picking and double sorting results in deliberately tiny yields. Grapes from each plot are vinified separately in small oak and stainless-steel tanks before blending to ensure meticulous nurturing of the grapes at every stage. The reds and whites then undergo up to two years aging in Burgundian oak barrels followed by several years ageing in bottle before release.

Because of our high elevation, our grapes ripen much more slowly than those of neighboring vineyards down in the valleys of the Southern Rhône. This produces much leaner, more restrained styles of Grenache and Syrah, that some view as more typical of the Northern Rhône. Some say that Chêne Bleu stylistically has “one foot in the Southern Rhône and one foot in the Northern Rhône” in this regard. Balanced ripeness allows our minerality and fresh acidity to shine through in our wines, adding to their complexity and ability to age.

Super Premium Vins de Pays

The estate lies across both Rhône and Provence appellations (four, in total). Rather than follow the subdivisions of the appellation system, which might not address the specificities of our high-altitude vineyards, we made the decision to classify most of our wines as IGP Vaucluse, in order to have full artistic freedom to produce the very best wines possible from our terroir, using both traditional and modern techniques.

Akin to the “Super Tuscans”, whose winemakers aim to innovate outside of the appellation system to create new generation of quality wine, Chêne Bleu has been referred to by the press as the "world's first Super Rhône", as we explore new winemaking potential for the traditional grapes of our region.

THE WINES

The North-South identities of the property have been captured in our two flagship reds, Abélard and Héloïse, named after the most famous pair of French lovers from the Middle Ages, the Romeo and Juliet of France. Abélard was a brilliant and charismatic philosopher whose illicit romance with his gifted student Héloïse condemned them both to forced separation and tragedy. We choose them as a metaphor for our top two cuvées, as they are each formidable in their own right but infinitely more interesting if you understand the clandestine relationship they have to each other.

We use the same old-vine Grenache and Syrah from the best parcels on the property in inverted proportions to make our flagship yin and yang cuvées.
They are intended to complement each other: balanced, aromatic, complex and flavorful yet very different stylistically.

The wines

Abélard 2007: Grenache-base (85%) with 15% of Syrah. Opulence and concentration with long barrel ageing; Abélard pairs best with “fur”: gamey red meats, salty, greasy, spicy, or smokey flavors.

Héloïse 2007: elegant and refined Syrah-based blend (65%), one third Grenache and a touch of white, Viognier. In the spirit of Côte Rôtie but with her own identity. She pairs well with “feathers”: game fowl, white meats and more subtle flavors.

Aliot 2014: the flagship white in the collection, with a long ageing potential. A blend of Roussanne, complemented by Grenache blanc and Marsanne. Complexity and depth of aroma, again showcasing the juxtaposition of north-versus-south in the Rhône.

Click here for reviews

OUR REAL “CHÊNE BLEU”

Visitors to La Verrière are greeted by our mighty blue oak tree, or chêne bleu. In 2005, the tree suffered in a drought. Noted Provençal tree sculptor Marc Nucera transformed it into a stunning piece of natural art, “painting” the trunk and branches with the blue-green bouillie bordelaise (Bordeaux mixture), a protective solution used in organic vineyards.

This Chêne Bleu, our blue oak tree, became a symbol for the entire project, reflecting our desire to protect and preserve the history of this naturally beautiful site while highlighting and enhancing that beauty.

WINE TOURISM

We really appreciate it when people make the journey up the mountain to find us in our secluded hide-away, and we enjoy hosting events and activities all year long. We welcome visitors for guided tours and tastings, available in both French and native English. Seeing that once people find us they often don’t want to leave, we brought in an award-winning chef, who offers several lunch options daily under a vine-covered terrace, using ingredients from our own organic and ethically-grown vegetable garden, which are paired with our Chêne Bleu wines. Click here for more on our tasting room: visit.chenebleu.com

La Verrière, our restored medieval priory-turned ecoluxury guesthouse and events venue, now welcomes guests for professional retreats, workshops and family celebrations. Up to 18 can be accommodated in four suites and three double guest rooms. Our professional chef offers regional cuisine served in a medieval dining room along with several al fresco settings overlooking the undulating vineyards. For more information: www.laverriere.com

Our motto is Non Mihi, Non Tibi, sed Nobis (Not Mine, Not Yours, but Ours). Passionate about sharing our knowledge, while continuing to learn so much ourselves, we've created in partnership with the Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) a wine course often reviewed as the most intensive and effective of its kind in the world. This six-day course, referred to as the Chêne Bleu Extreme Wine Experience, covers all the main regions, varietals and benchmark wines from around the world. It combines classroom teaching and hands-on practice through tasting, precision pairing, winery and vineyard work, trips to iconic wineries, and private dinners with top producers. It is open to enthusiasts of all knowledge levels. More information is available at [www.chenebleuextremewine.com].


For more information, visit www.chenebleu.com

Follow Chêne Bleu on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn

79
backers
€ 31,005
pledged over € 20,000 goal
Closed

This project was successful on 30/01/2020

Chêne Bleu's project is a non-profit making initiative.
As such, the price of each package is less than the retail value of the goods and services included.
Support the project with a donation starting at 10€.

__

Chêne Bleu will contact you early January to arrange shipment. If you have specific delivery needs, they will be addressed at that time.
If you’re purchasing as a holiday gift, please let us know at info@winefunding.com and we will provide a special certificate to offer.

For € 10.00 or more

Support the project with a donation starting at 10€

Participation in the sustainaBEElity project
Be part of the 'BEE Sustainable' biodiversity initiative at Chêne Bleu
Tour of the apiary when you visit the winery
Annual biodiversity newsletter on the research & progress made on the project

For € 200.00 or more

POLLEN

Participation in the sustainaBEElity project
Be part of the 'BEE Sustainable' biodiversity initiative at Chêne Bleu
Tour of the apiary when you visit the winery
Annual biodiversity newsletter on the research & progress made on the project
Invitation to our Bee Event: "Honey Making & Biodiversity at Chêne Bleu"**

Wine
1 bottle of Abélard 2007
1 bottle of Héloïse 2007
1 bottle of Aliot 2014

Honey
1 jar of honey produced at La Verrière
with special edition Chêne Bleu honey spoon

For € 400.00 or more

NECTAR

Participation in the sustainaBEElity project
Be part of the 'BEE Sustainable' biodiversity initiative at Chêne Bleu
Tour of the apiary when you visit the winery
Annual biodiversity newsletter on the research & progress made on the project
Invitation to our Bee Event: "Honey Making & Biodiversity at Chêne Bleu"
A detailed report on the biodiversity project

Wine
2 bottles of « Abélard » 2007
2 bottles of « Héloïse » 2007
2 bottles of « Aliot » 2014

Honey
1 jar of honey produced at La Verrière
with special edition Chêne Bleu honey spoon

For € 800.00 or more

BEEHIVE

Participation in the sustainaBEElity project
Be part of the 'BEE Sustainable' biodiversity initiative at Chêne Bleu
Tour of the apiary when you visit the winery
Annual biodiversity newsletter on the research & progress made on the project
Invitation to our Bee Event: "Honey Making & Biodiversity at Chêne Bleu"
A detailed report on the biodiversity project

Wine
4 bottles of « Abélard » 2007
4 bottles of « Héloïse » 2007
4 bottles of « Aliot » 2014

Honey
2 jars of honey produced at La Verrière
with special edition Chêne Bleu honey spoon

For € 1,000.00 or more

HONEYMOON

Participation in the sustainaBEElity project
Be part of the 'BEE Sustainable' biodiversity initiative at Chêne Bleu
Tour of the apiary when you visit the winery
Annual biodiversity newsletter on the research & progress made on the project
Invitation to our Bee Event: "Honey Making & Biodiversity at Chêne Bleu"
A detailed report on the biodiversity project
A private workshop to collect honey from your beehive

La Verrière B&B
1 overnight stay for 2 with breakfast
1 Farm to Fork dinner for 2
1 wine blending workshop for 2

Wine
2 bottles of « Abélard » 2007
2 bottles of « Héloïse » 2007
2 bottles of « Aliot » 2014

Honey
2 jars of honey produced at La Verrière
with special edition Chêne Bleu honey spoon

For € 8,000.00 or more

ROYAL PACKAGE - 1 NIGHT

Participation in the sustainaBEElity project
Be part of the 'BEE Sustainable' biodiversity initiative at Chêne Bleu
Tour of the apiary when you visit the winery
Annual biodiversity newsletter on the research & progress made on the project
Invitation to our Bee Event: "Honey Making & Biodiversity at Chêne Bleu"
A detailed report on the biodiversity project
Your name engraved on your own beehive
A private workshop to collect honey from from your beehive

La Verrière B&B
1 night with breakfast for up to 17 people

Activities
1 guided cellar tour with wine tastings

Food
1 dinner with Chêne Bleu wines
1 breakfast

Wine
2 bottles of « Abélard » 2007
2 bottles of « Héloïse » 2007
2 bottles of « Aliot » 2014

Honey
1 jar of honey produced at La Verrière per person
with special edition Chêne Bleu honey spoon

For € 15,000.00 or more

ROYAL PACKAGE - 2 NIGHTS

Participation in the sustainaBEElity project
Be part of the 'BEE Sustainable' biodiversity initiative at Chêne Bleu
Tour of the apiary when you visit the winery
Annual biodiversity newsletter on the research & progress made on the project
Invitation to our Bee Event: "Honey Making & Biodiversity at Chêne Bleu"
A detailed report on the biodiversity project
Your name engraved on your own beehive
A private workshop to collect honey from your beehive

La Verrière B&B
2 nights stay for up to 17 people

Activities
1 guided cellar tour with private wine tastings
1 wine blending workshop

Food and wine
2 dinners with Chêne Bleu wines
2 breakfasts
1 lunch

Wine
2 bottles of « Abélard » 2007
2 bottles of « Héloïse » 2007
2 bottles of « Aliot » 2014

Honey
1 jar of honey produced at La Verrière per person
with special edition Chêne Bleu honey spoon

3 backers didn't choose a reward.

Thanks to backers

Denis H. 04/03/2020 - 12:48
It is a pleasure to support this great initiative led by a passionate team with a thoughful vision.
Madeleine 30/01/2020 - 16:58
Good luck with this great project!
26/12/2019 - 18:31
Excellent initiative, Equipe Chene Bleu!
22/12/2019 - 12:30
I am delighted to "beefriend" this meaningful project!
19/12/2019 - 23:40
What a lovely project! My parents will be very happy to reap the benefits of my contribution :-).

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