Qualité & Tradition

Wine: more than a profession … a passion!

  • REBIRTH

    In this period of gloomy weather followed by bursts of heat, our vines are full of beautiful colors.
    At the domain all is freshly colorful that we must enjoy while we can because shortly the summer will set in with its heat and dryness.

     

  • Nature’s gift

    At the domain, summer seems to be settling in slowly, the vines and the broom rub shoulders, the greenery of the vine and the yellow color of the broom is a lovely  sight to see…

  • The return of the small pleasures

    Spring is coming slowly!  Enjoy a chilled glass of muscat under a warming sun !!

  • Le Mont Ventoux

    Following the road that leads to the domain, you will be able to admire the magnificent Mont Ventoux all year round.

  • Les Dentelles de Montmirail

    At the Domaine de Durban nature is always so generous whatever the season, what a pleasure to admire the Dentelles de Montmirail at sunset !! Maybe you’ll be lucky when visiting the estate to see this wonderful show !

  • Hours of opening and welcoming

     

    Marylène welcomes you from
    Monday to Saturday
    09:00 to 12:00 and 14:00 to 18h30
    (From 1st March to 31st October)

    09:00 to 12:00 and 14:00 to 17h30
    (From 1st November to 28th February)

     

    During this time please visit:

    Harmonie du Muscat
    26, Cours Jean Jaurès
     84190   Beaumes de Venise      Téléphone : 04 90 37 14 15

      Nuances du Sud
    Boulevard  Jean Raspail
    84190   Beaumes de Venise         Téléphone : 04 90 62 97 92

     

     

    The wine cellar is closed on Sundays and Bank holidays.
    As from 14th July to 31st August we are open 7 days a week.

  • Group Visiting

     

    For your information, we receive groups up to 20 people. Visiting the cellar is subject to availability, thank you to contact us 48h in advance !!

  • A welcoming Terroir

     

    Created and set up by Inter Rhône in 2003, the cellar welcoming quality charter of the
    ” Rhone  Valley, Terroirs d’Accueil ” is a bearer of the values of sharing and conviviality of the Rhone vineyards. It is the guarantee that the visitors of wine cellars, ambassadors of their territory, benefit from quality service.

  • Export

    Please be aware that we do not export to individuals and only ship to france.
    Please contact us via email for further information.

  • How to find us

    To get to the Domaine de Durban, we advise against using your GPS and suggest you follow the following route (from the village):

    • In the town center, take the D21 (Caromb, Malaucène);
    • 100m further on, turn left onto Avenue Gambetta D90 direction Lafare
    • continue for 300m then turn left onto Avenue du Portail Neuf
    • turn right onto Chemin de Urban
    • continue 2.5 km through beautiful woods,

    and voila – Welcome to the Domaine!!

The Domaine

At the heart of the Dentelles de Montmirail the Domaine de Durban seems to blessed by the gods.

Located on a plateau of a hill overlooking the village of Beaumes de Venise, the Domaine de Durban backed by a pine wood, looks at the vineyard and offers a breathtaking panorama.

It is in exceptional setting that the Leydier family pays full attention to the production of its various wines. 

The land is perfect for the Muscat grape.
The Domaine de Durban vineyard extends over 56 hectares.

  • 30 hectares of Beaumes de Venise Red (DPO).
  • 20 hectares of V.D.N. “Muscat de Beaumes de Venise” (DPO).
  • 6 hectares of Gigondas (DPO).
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    The Domaine
  • Chapelle Durban 1
    Old little chapel in a private part of the domaine
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    Wine – tasting cellar
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    From our terrace you can admire a part of our vineyard

The Profession

The Leydier family takes care of the maintenance and preparation of the vines all year round in order to ensure a high degree of regularity in their production.

At the Domaine de Durban, the grapes are harvested as in the past: picking is done by hand so as not to damage the grapes; sorting is done straight from the vine, in order to eliminate the grapes damaged or not fully ripened.

The grape thus harvested is de-stemmed and then placed in vats so that it marinates to release it’s nectar before being transferred into stainless steel tanks which control the temperature.

Authentic wines and characters,

The independent Winemaker : respects the land, works his vineyard, harvests the grapes, grows and matures his wine,
bottled in his cellar, perfected in respect of traditions, welcomes, advises, shares with delight the fruit of his work.

The Winegrowers :

3rd generation at the domaine, two brothers,  Henri ( left) manages the winery and the administration and Philippe (right) takes care of the vineyard .

The Origin

The Domaine de Durban is located on a soil composed of 40% Triassic and 60% clay-limestone, which brings richness and complexity. The vineyard is perched on a hillside and benefits from a very sunny exposure and together with a micro-climate produces wines of great quality.

Our terroir le Trias in Beaumes de Venise

Buried beneath more than 1500m of sediments, this geological layer resurfaces today in various places above ground.Rich in magnesia, calcium carbonate and iron.Earth from Le Trias is easily identifiable thanks to its colors: ochre, yellow and violet.

The symbiosis of terroir and grape varieties offers ideal conditions for a Muscat of great regularity, fruity white wine, and an exceptional superior red wine now known as Beaumes-de-Venise.

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    You can distinguish the Dentelles de Montmirail in the background
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    The Domaine
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    Our vineyards beautifully overlooking the valley
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    You can distinguish the Mont Ventoux in the background
  • The land of the Trias

The Cellar

Ripe grapes are picked by hand and gently de-stemmed. They are then marinate over a long period of time to give the wine its complex aromas, fine tannins and coated.

The total production being:

  • 1000 hectoliters of Beaumes de Venise red
  • (about 130 000 bottles) (DPO)
  • 215 hectoliters of Gigondas
  • (about 27,000 bottles) (DPO)

 

Muscat natural sweet wine ( mutated wine )

Operation that consists of artifficially stopping the fermentation of natural sweet wines at the right time by an addition of neutral vinous alcohol .
The word ” mutage ” comes from the fact that we make. The wine mute while it sparkles during fermentation.

The total production being:

  • 450 hectoliters of Natural Sweet Wine
  • (about 60,000 bottles)