A Drive in the Country

Had to go into Bordeaux today – it was very busy with traffic jams everywhere. It was such a beautiful day we decided to take the country route home along the north bank of the Garonne through the vines via Langoiran and Cadillac. The vendange has just started which means the main harvest in the vineyards will start very soon.  Couldn’t miss the chance of taking a few pictures along the way and picking up an excellent bottle of the local redstuff at Portets – Delicious.

Château on the Hill

Château on the Hill

Church & Vine

Church & Vine

Château Prieurie-les-Tours 2009 (Portets)

Château Prieure-les-Tours
2009
(Portets)

Hillside

Hillside

(All of the photographs, Artwork and other Images in this blog are copyright and cannot be reproduced without my written permission and consent)

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39 thoughts on “A Drive in the Country

  1. Bonjour Rachel

    I’m so glad you like it and no l don’t sell my pictures as nobody, save your good self, seem interested enough to fork out their hard earned. However, l have had prints enlarged and printed up for family and fiends (sorry that should read friends) some of which look pretty good, even if l say so myself.

    Regards

    Dan

    PS – Love your pictures you have a great talent.

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  2. Bonjour Dee

    Thank you for your kind comments – this post was the most popular by far last year, l think it must have something to do with the wine!

    Like most places the vineyards lose their attraction in the rather dismal rainy heart of winter but are soon displaying their beauty as spring arrives. My favourite time is autumn, just after the harvest – the colours are breathtaking.

    Bonne Anneé

    Dan

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  3. Bonjour Madame Lola

    This lovely old house is in Castets-en-Dorthe in Gironde if you search on google you will find the villages website Which has some great pictures and lots of local info.

    Regards

    Dan
    P.S. Love your paintings

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  4. on your About page, the weekly photo challenge photo of the Grand old house behind the church! Where was that taken. You don’t have a contact button that I can see to write you privately.

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  5. Stopped at “Had to go into Bordeaux today”….I wish that was my concern for the day..ha…nice photos!

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  6. Bonjour Jerry

    …….and thanks for your kind comments. We really like your blog as we get to see snapshots of real life in a part of the United States we no little or nothing about.

    Thanks again

    Dan

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  7. wow – beautiful. Thanks for stopping by my blog – look forward to following yours and getting a good insight to France – high on my list of places to visit.

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  8. My grandfather’s birthplace – thank you for featuring this. I wish I had gone to Bordeaux (sans traffic jams) when I stayed in Pau, his resting place. Stunning shots.

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  9. Bonjour Renard

    Yes it was – not only did we get to enjoy the natural beauty of the Garonne valley as the colors begin to change hur but also to get some local wine at a great price.

    Regards

    Dan

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  10. [ Smiles ] A lovely collection of photos.

    Your drive in the country turned out to be rather productive!

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