Elise Gaillard encourages you to look at buying up some of the old , abandoned vineyards in the SW of France.

Elise Gaillard of Domaine Madeloc encourages you to look into buying up some of the old, abandoned vineyards in the SW of France. And she’s got me thinking…


I’ve often had pipe dreams of owning a little block of old vine Grenache down in Roussillon.

For now it’s remained just that. A pipe dream. But after speaking with the charming Elise Gaillard of Domaine Madeloc, I started thinking about it again.

Elise is originally from the northern Rhöne valley, but along with her husband came to love the impressively rugged landscape and schist soils of Banyuls and Collioure, where today they tend vineyards and make wine.



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Jamie Drummond

Edinburgh-born/Toronto-based Sommelier, consultant, writer, judge, and educator Jamie Drummond is the Director of Programs/Editor of Good Food Revolution… And if only he had the $$$.