An very old house, recently refurbished with love and works of art.
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About Henri Bungener
I became a winemaker leaving behind my life as a London psycholigist and psycho-analyst more than twenty years ago. Why? I find it extraordinary that beautiful wine comes out of the ground. My favorite outing: walk the Dentelles de Montmirail, in summer at sunset. Couldn't live without? : Love! Favorite dish :My grand-mother was from the Drome and from Nice, she loved Bouillabaisse and so do I ! A memorable wine tasting? The vine plots around the Clos made, for generations one wine.. and after a lot of research I discovered that the terroirs were different. I was gobsmacked tasting the cuvée from the newly identified terroir: Fruit Sauvage, Carmin Brillant, and Lao Muse. I've opened the vines to the public for every one to discover this beautiful part of the world.
Henri Bungener purchased this House in 2006
Why Henri Bungener chose Vacqueyras
My father purchased the Clos in 1976, from Steven Spurrier, now famous editor of Decanter magazine. Previously my father was parfumer in New York (Houbigant) and publisher in Paris (Le Livre de Paris). When I lived in Paris, and later in London I would visit the Clos for wonderful busy family holidays. Later my children and wife took a liking to the vineyard and we moved here.
What makes this House unique
The house is not only within walking distance of Vacqueyras village (restaurants, bakery, pharmacy etc.) but also situated on the foot hills of the protected park of the Dentelles de Montmirail mountains. Hikers and mountain bikers therefor have direct access to the wilderness. Road bikers can also do the nearby famous Mont Ventoux. The swimming pool is isolated and surrounded by vines and olive trees.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
total rustic charm
There were four of us on this trip. We each felt a sense of relaxation and calm. We spent meals outside on the terrace and we spent the days chatting by the pool. The location is great, nestled amongst vines, secluded enough to feel the serenity, close enough to Vacqueyras (and all other towns) for easy jaunts to pick up provisions. Henri joined us for a chat one afternoon and it was lovely. I look forward to renting again.
It was nice meeting you. I hope the return home Canada was not too cold.. Hope to see you next year.
Great Stay at Le Clos de Caveau
The apartment was very well presented with modern bathrooms and a very well equipped kitchen. Beautiful setting and only a short walk into the town which has a good bus service to and from the local station. Overall a great stay
Beautiful location, very clean, and well equipped.
Comfortable old farmhouse with good modern rooms
Well-proportioned rooms nicely furnished, and the ground floor is wonderfully cool in hot weather. You can walk to get your croissants from the village (two perfectly good places to eat there) but have perfect peace and privacy. And vines all around.
PERFECT LARGE FAMILY HOUSE
We came with my wife and our three children as well as my parents. We all had a lovely time... sometimes we would go on long excursions and the kids would enjoy the pool (nearby) and their grand-parents. It worked out realy well. The house has lovely artwork and a separate TV/playroom for the kids.
We were well seen too by Henri and his staff. Last but not least his wines are among the best in the area. We are pleased he has asked us to write an appreciation.
A Vacqueyras, take the road of Montmirail fire near the pharmacy. Reached a bend (500m), cross the bridge and take the first road to the left. You have arrived.