ADOPT OUR VINES
Adopting or sponsoring a vine stock from our vineyards is a new way to buy our wine.
Whether as a gift or for your own personal pleasure!
It’s a client-winemaker exchange that allows you to discover the other side of the bottle through a personalised and enriching annual experience.
By becoming a sponsor of the Clos du Calvaire’s vines, you will experience the profession of winegrower by proxy for the time of a growing year.
You follow the evolution of your vines every month thanks to our newsletter with photos of your vines.
And at the end you receive your own wine with bottles personalised with your name, which you will enjoy tasting with family or friends!
You will then be able to renew your subscription at a preferential rate to remain among our benefactor customers or to end the experience.
Vines with his or her name…
The Châteauneuf du Pape of his or her vines…
Bottles personalised with his or her name…
Classic Offer or Privilege Offer with :
⇒ Invitation for 2 persons with visit of our
wineries, our vineyard and wine tasting
⇒ Monthly newsletter with follow-up cultivation of your vines
You place an order for the formula of your choice, specifying the name of the beneficiary and his/her contact details: classic offer or privilege offer with agronomic initiation and 15% discount on the price of your stay with BonSejourChezNous.eu.
Within 5 days, the beneficiary will receive his or her welcome box including 1 bottle (or 6 bottles as an option) of our cuvée vieilles vignes La Crau de Ma Mère, along with his or her adoption certificate, a presentation of our estate and a Famille Mayard corkscrew.
At the end of a growing year or during a visit to the estate, the beneficiary receives 6 bottles of our Châteauneuf du Pape La Crau de Ma Mère from the previous vintage personalised with his or her name.
Vines cultivated in Organic Agriculture…
with the Respect of the Terroir…
An Ancestral Heritage…
The Welcome Pack includes:
- 1 bottle (or 3 or 6 bottles as an option) of our cuvée vieilles vignes La Crau de Ma Mère,
- 1 adoption certificate,,with technical data sheet of the cuvée
- 1 presentation of our domain
- 1 Famille Mayard corkscrew.
The Final box set includes:
- 6 bottles of our Châteauneuf du Pape La Crau de Ma Mère from the previous vintage personalised with your name.
Who knows how to taste never drinks wine again but tastes secrets (Dali)
Invitation to the estate to discover Clos du Calvaire
Come and discover your vines identified by a medallion with your name on it and taste our wines.
Depending on the chosen formula, take part in the agronomic initiation according to the season: pruning, disbudding, harvesting, vinification…
Monitoring the development of your vines throughout the year
Every month, you will receive our newsletter with photos of your vines, to show you the evolution of the vine’s cultivation and also the latest news from our estate and Châteauneuf du Pape.
An irresistible offer
Our cuvée vieilles vignes La Crau de Ma mère is sold at 50€ cellar price. For an additional 29€ with the vine stock pack, you benefit from the personalisation of your bottles and the medallion with your name on it, cultural monitoring of your vine stocks throughout the year, a Mayard family corkscrew, an invitation valid for two people to visit the estate and taste our wines.
Vines of Clos du Calvaire
Testimonials from our vine sponsor customers
Eric Mauricette and his family
“A vine adoption, “a great gift idea that brings the whole family together!”.
Eric Mauricette came with his wife and parents-in-law to discover the vines, visit the cellars and taste the wines of the Mayard Family.
Thank you for this nice testimony which attests to your beautiful family spirit!
– Eric Mauricette
“I was impressed by the layout of your cellar, hyper rational as well as by your vines which grow partly under the pebbles… I appreciated the tasting of your nectars.
I would like to thank you for all this but especially for the welcome you gave us. I followed your videos with great pleasure and to see you in life was particularly nice. Thank you again for this beautiful moment.”
– Christian Keck
“We are very happy, we have just discovered our vines on the Crau de Ma Mère plot. We spent a very interesting afternoon and we had a remarkable welcome.”
– Philippe Riboulleau
Céline and Julien Louaisil
“Domaine Mayard is simply magical. We tasted some magnificent wines. Frankly, we recommend this experience 100%.”
– Julien Louaisil
Frauke and Arvid Meijer
“We visited the Mayard Family estate in June. It was beautiful! My husband was very surprised and loved his gift.”
– Frauke & Arvid Meijer
“I offered a sponsoring of vines for my brother’s 70th birthday. And we were delighted to receive monthly information about the work done in the vineyards.
We spent an excellent day in Châteauneuf du Pape (…) It is an original and very tasty gift idea.”
– Geneviève Rousset
Caroline and Patrice Roche
“I am very happy with the gift I received for my birthday. The domain is fabulous, the team is very sharp and extremely motivated in terms of Biodiversity. It was great, we had a great visit, a great day and a great tasting.”
– Patrice Roche
Loriane and Julien Fogacci
“My girlfriend gave me this gift for Christmas. We did a vine cutting workshop this morning. It was very interesting. (…) If you are looking for an exceptional and original gift, this is perfect! Don’t hesitate, we recommend it.”
– Julien Fogacci
“A very nice welcome and tasting following a birthday gift that made a huge impression on me. It’s a great idea and I really appreciated this moment.”
– Guy Juton
What people say about Clos du Calvaire – Vignobles Mayard…
Reviews & Endorsements
Jeb Dunnuck Selection
“La Crau de Ma Mère 2018 – This beautiful classic Châteauneuf du Pape is ideal to drink over the next 10-12 years, if not longer”.
– Jeb Dunnuck
The Wine Cellar Insider
“Medium-bodied, spicy and fresh, with a touch of earth and bret on the nose, the wine clearly offers depth, richness and layers of ripe, red and peppery fruit on the palate and finish to end things quite nicely”.
– Jeff Leve
The Wine Advocate
“Hints of garrigue and crushed stones are bound togethher by threads of raspberries and dark chocolate in the 2018 Chateauneuf du Pape La Crau de Ma Mère, wich is largely derived from old-vine Grenache grown in La Crau. Full-bodied, generous and silky in yexture. It’s a ripe, seamless effort that should drink well for up to a decade.”
– Joe Czerwinski
Guide Dussert-Gerber 2021
“A pretty Châteauneuf du Pape 2017 La Crau de Ma Mère, made from a selection of very old vines dominated by Grenache, supplemented by Mourvèdre and Syrah, marked by its terroir, all in colour, very aromatic, with connotations of pepper, humus and over-ripe red fruit, fat, combining finesse and structure”.
– Patrick Dussert-Gerber
Nicolas Bria's blog
“La Crau de ma Mère – 2017 (Red), complex and racy but at the same time very fresh and chiselled. Definitely a great wine.”
– Nicolas Bria
“Complex bouquet, cherries and blackberries, cinnamon, cardamom, notes of garrigue. Surprises with fruity freshness, fine body, elegant tannins and a mineral note..” 17/20
– André Dominé
“While demure on first whiff, this bold, concentrated wine seems to amplify in richness and extract on the palate. Ripe black cherry, fig and mulberry are lavish and spicy, streaked by layers of anise, vanilla and smoke. It’s an opulent but elegantly integrated wine edged by fine, densely packed tannins. The explosion of fruit should gain finesse through 2040.”
– Anna Lee C. Iijima
Frequently asked questions on the adoption of our vines
What does the agronomic initiation of the "privilege formula" consist of?
This is a half-day during which you will take part in the work in the vineyards, established according to the season in which you will come.
What do I need to bring for this half-day initiation?
Your smile and your good mood! These moments of life are pure moments of happiness. It is advisable to come with the right outfit and shoes above all! Don’t forget that the famous Châteauneuf du Pape rolled pebbles are the perfect solution for all city shoes.
How can I take part in a ½ agronomic initiation day?
All you have to do is buy our privilege formula which also entitles you to a 15% discount on the price of your stay in the accomodation of your choice on BonSejourChezNous.eu.
Are there fixed dates for the ½ introductory days?
Yes, there are several ½ initiation days scheduled over a growing year where you will need to register in advance.
You will be informed of the dates several weeks in advance via our newsletter. And you will be invited to register as soon as possible for an optimal organisation.
How do I get my coupon code for -15% off the price of my stay in Châteauneuf du Pape?
Just buy our “privilege offer”. As soon as we receive your payment, you will get your personal promotional code by e-mail. This will allow you to benefit from a 15% discount on the total amount of your stay in a holiday rental, in the accommodation of your choice on BonSejourChezNous.eu.
The privilege offer is ideal to come with family or friends to discover your vines, visit our cellar and taste our wines! Your personal promotional code is only valid for one year and for a single stay.
How do I collect my personalised bottles?
Your 6 bottles of Crau de Ma Mère personalised with your name and surname on the back label, will be given to you during your visit to the estate (whatever the period of your subscription).
However, if you are unable to come and visit us, we will organise a shipment by carrier, but the shipping costs will be at your charge. You will need to contact us to proceed with the shipment of the wines. Beyond one year, the bottles will be considered as abandoned.
How do I renew my vine stock adoption subscription?
Your subscription ends 365 days after you purchase one of our formulas. However, if you wish to renew the experience of being a winegrower by proxy for another year, simply place your order again. As a former customer, we will offer you a nominative promotional code that will allow you to benefit from a preferential rate.
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You can contact us to adopt our vine stocks, using this contact form.
Or you can call us on 06 88 56 04 45. I will personally answer all your questions.
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