Location in France

About Us

We are Mike and Sue Spring, the owners of Domaine du Garinet, a small wine estate in the Cahors area of the beautiful Lot valley, in south-west France.

Sue and Mike in the chai

photo Michele Ch'i

We produce very high quality red, white and rosé wines using modern methods to give fine wines that are typical of our area. Our Cahors red is made entirely from malbec grapes, which give our wines an intense, almost black, colour.

Everything is done and supervised by us at the property, from the vine to the bottle, giving the ultimate in traceability and quality control.

We sell our wines at reasonable prices; they are not over-priced 'elite' wines.

This site presents our wines, and there’s a complete price list and information on how you can obtain them - How to Buy. The sections on Vines and Winemaking each start with an overview, to give you a quick picture of how we work, but more detail follows if you want to know more. There’s also a page about our other traditional products - Walnuts and Prunes.

We enjoy meeting the many customers who come to us to buy directly from the property, to see the vines and chai (winery), and to ask us about vinegrowing and winemaking - see Contact/Visit. The Lot Valley page tells you a little about the many attractions of our area. Do come and see us if you come to SW France!

**Latest News:

Frost !

Sadly, our vines were hit by three successive frosts in April 2017 and we were unable to harvest any grapes last year. However, we have ample stocks of all our red Cahors wines and our chardonnay to supply customers through the year. For the sauvignon and the rosé we are currently selling the 2016 vintages, but they are likely to sell out early this summer, so there will be a gap in availability until the 2018 vintage becomes available around May-June 2019. Meanwhile we hope for a really good 2018 vintage!

Absence

This year (2018) we will be closed exceptionally from the 11th to the 20th of May inclusive.

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