Norge Larson and Arlene Libby
452 Chemin Bernusset 84260 Sarrians
Tel. +33 988 668 805
Direct sale: Monday - Friday 9.00-12.00
The owners are presented at the domain's
website as follows.
Libby and Norge Larson are the proud owners of Château Bois d´Arlène. They
divide their lives between Vacqueyras and Seattle, traveling from one continent
to another as regularly as possible. In Seattle, Arlène has
a brilliant career in the hospital environment, and Norge is a renowned
physicist and oceanographer. Twenty years ago now, they came
to the region for the first time, and fell head over heels in love with it.
They then met the Bernard family, who, with great generosity,
introduced them to this unique terroir which produces high quality wines.
After many holidays spent in Vacqueyras, it is quite natural that
they wanted to settle in the region, to feel a little more at home and finally put their bags down.
The property covers 18 ha of which 10 ha. are in production
of AOP Vacqueyras or IGP. Until 2018 the wines were made at Domaine
New cellars were ready for the harvest of 2019. Philippe Bernard
from la Ligiere still makes the wines but now in the domain's
Since 2019 the vineyards have been certified agriculture biologique.
2015: 65% Grenache, 35% Syrah. 67-years-old vines.
Vacqueyras Blanc l'Orée du Bois
2017: Roussanne, Clairette, Viognier.
50% fermented and aged in demi-muids for 8 months
IGP Vaucluse Le Berger
2018: 100% Serine (Special variety of Syrah). Aged for 6 months
IGP Vaucluse Rosé RendesVous
2018: 50% Syrah, 50% Cinsault. Shortly passing 3-years-old
IGP Blanc La Comtesse
2018: 40% Viognier, 40% Fermentino, 20% Piquepoul.