A family-run vineyard in the Petite Champagne
In the middle of Petite Champagne, a winegrowing region situated between the French cities of Cognac and Bordeaux, you will find Domaine Privé, where the Matuschka von Greiffenclau family are continuing their 1,000-year history of winegrowing.
The soil under our vines is the vineyard’s greatest asset and the reason we are able to produce such high-quality grapes. To protect and preserve this incredible ecosystem for future generations, we rely exclusively on natural cultivation methods to produce our wine.
Certified organic viticulture in France
Winegrowing with vision
As sustainable winegrowers, our approach to viticulture is guided by just one thing – a respect for nature. To improve the aeriation of our grapes, we remove the leaves from our vines by hand in Spring and do a ‘green harvest.’ This is when a some of the grapes are removed from the vines, enabling the remaining ones to ripen better and produce more concentrated wine.
No herbicides, insecticides or chemical fertilisers have been used at Domaine Privé since we bought it in 1998. Instead, we have planted wildflowers and herbs between our vines as a sustainable way to improve the long-term health of the soil.
One vineyard, two powerful women
Countess Eva-Maria Matuschka von Greiffenclau began her partnership with Vineyard Director Anne Lopes over 20 years ago. Over the years, Anne has overseen marketing, international trade and wine exports. With their years of experience, passion for viticulture and respect of nature, the two women have transformed the vineyard into its present glory.
Events at the vineyard
in the world of wine
We will soon be offering a range of events including wine tasting and vineyard tours. Watch this space!