Gaillac Chataeux

Gaillac chateaux, domaines, wines and paintings all with a unique history that dates back to Phoenicians and Roman settlements in a region many call “a paradise on Earth”.

Secret, seductive, at the heart of l’Occitane, Gaillac wines include France’s oldest vines and deliciously most surprising wines, Gaillac wine. Française   Flag_of GB half inch .svg

Lastours, painting
At Lastours

Not many people 😶 can offer their guests fine rare wines and have a painting of the château on their dinning room wall.

I can, you could 😃🙂 by buying paintings following my wine recommendations.

Château de Mayragues
Château de Mayragues

I recently started a party in my home with two bottles of Brut de Mayragues, the ancestor of Champagne, a sparkling wine made by the Gaillac Méthode Ancestrale and 100 % bio-dynamic.

The Gaillac paintings series:

Gaillac wines have a unique history that dates back to Phoenicians and Roman settlements, introducing a region many call “a paradise on Earth”.

Paintings inspired by an invitation to exhibit from the municipal to exhibit Service Culturale de la ville de Gaillac.

more than a match for anything in the Musee d’Orsay” said Alain Soreano of Gaillac, author and historian when opening my exhibition at the Centre Culturale, Gaillac, December 2016.

Château de Mayragues
Hyperlink > Château de Mayragues, for Gaillac classic wines.

53 x 81 cm (21” x 32”), available £ 2,500

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Chateau de Meyragues is lovingly restored inside and out, a 30 plus years task and offers méthode ancestrale as well as the latest developments in bio dynamic wines.

Most of this series was created  as a result of an  invitation to exhibit from the municipal at the Service Culture de la ville de Gaillac. 80 place d’Hautpoul, December 2016.

Castel de Brames
Hyperlink > Castel de Brames

61 x 915 cm (24″ x 36″),  available, £ 1,277.

Castel de Brames unique among the unique, the most ancient vine varieties in all France, in the remote department of Tarn near L’isle sur Tarn, Gaillac.

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Vin du Coq

Think and dream of a region blessed with it’s own benevolent micro climate, noted for exceptionally beautiful landscapes, gourmet foods, a wide variety of produce including ‘Vin du Coq’.

Centuries astern Gaillac merchants started to brand their barrels with a cockerel and when bottling would use a distinctive bottle shape, today the cockerel remains Gaillac Wines traditional brand mark.

The branding was necessary because Bordeaux merchants were passing off as ‘Bordeaux’, the superior wines of Gaillac and pocketing the extra profit.

Today after the disasterous loss of quality caused around 1860 by a tiny yellow louse called phylloxera inadvertently introduced from America which decimated French vines, the Gaillac reputation is being rediscovered, by whom and why is quite a story.

Chateau de Saurs
Hyperlink > Chateau de Saurs,  Gaillac.

122 x 76 cm (48″ x 30″) Available £ 8,000.

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Paintings to date :

this fine collection has not as [yet] been shown outside of Gaillac and this web site.

There was a time when Gaillac wines were among the most desired in France and yet today few have heard of Gaillac wines … how could that be so?

My ‘Gaillac Collection’ is an opportunity for you in more senses than one.

Hyperlink > Château de Lacroux < available, £5000. / 5.900

available £ 2,175.

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If you like what you seen here I can assure you, you will love the original paintings …

 

Domain du Barry
Hyperlink > Domain du Barry, 25 August.

Gaillac, Domain du Barry

available £ 975.

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Chateau Lastours
Hyperlink > Chateau Lastours

available £ 1,875.

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Here is a region formerly very famous for it’s fine, distinctive wines, enjoyed by among others, Kings of England and the founding fathers of the United States of America, a reputation lost to disaster during the 19th century.

 

Château de Terride
Château de Terride,

available £ 1,500.

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Until very recently, remote, almost secretive, independent, still certainly seductive, was famed for its independent winegrowers was famous long centuries before Bordeaux.

 

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Château de Terride

Château Clément Termes
Château Clément Termes

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available £ 850.

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Follow the ‘Further Reading’ the link near the end of this page, to discover some of why  Gaillac is such an extraordinary, exciting region but mostly browse on and enjoy.

This fertile region was until recently considered remote.

People joked with some truth, “even the French don’t go there“.

 

Gaillac, a view including the Abbaye St Michel. Available, £6500.
Hyperlink >  Gaillac, a view including the Abbaye St Michel.

76 x 50.5 cm (30″ x 20″)available £ 875.

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The beautiful  Gaillac Collection has only once been exhibited, has not yet been shown outside of Gaillac.

That once was by invitation of the municipal at the Service Culture de la ville de Gaillac. 80 place d’Hautpoul, December 2016.

 

sunset-and-vines-Peyres Roses-26-11-16
sunset-and-vines-Peyres Roses-26-11-16,

available £ 1,500.

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Imagine, an exhibition, in major cities, London, Paris, New York?

Ideally to include the paintings as the core, presented with products of the region, wines, foods, other, and live music.

Who could refuse such an invitation?

What an opportunity for a sponsor, imagine …

Gaillac and the river Tarn
Gaillac plien aire

available £ 2,000.

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Gaillac, in and around

Gaillac you can still discover the seductive ambience of  old South West France at its best.

Gaillac and Albi as towns, the nearby bastide villages, will repay you richly for your visit, the shopping, the restaurants and cafes, the old quarters, the parks and museums and naturally, the very varied wines.

Chateau Lastours Avenue, (unfinished), available
Chateau Lastours Avenue, (unfinished), available

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Domaine de la Tronque, 23.09.16
Hyperlink > Domaine de la Tronque,

81 x 51 cm (20″ x 32 “) available £ 1,975.

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Well established among Gaillac wines you can find the latest thinking in bio and bio dynamic wines.

 

Bastide de Levis
Bastide de Levis

available £ 975.

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Typically Gaillac
Typically Gaillac     SOLD

you could have sold that painting five times over“; Sean Day, Managing Director, Harwich Mayflower Project.

 

Gaillac, Valley of Wines
Gaillac, Valley of Wines,

available £ 850.

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Port of Gaillac 1863
Port of Gaillac 1863      SOLD

Gaillac the port, 1863, ancient quarter, a charming  southern French town with deep medieval roots.

In July 2019 an invitation arrived at my studio to attend the opening ceremony of  the Chinese-Gaillac International  “Festival des Lanterns” run in conjunction with the Chinese Government. Last year the festival attracted 350,000 visitors.

The reason, my painting “Gaillac the port, 1863,” was the only European artwork to inspire some of the Chinese artists.

 

Farm & sunflowers
Hyperlink to > Farm & sunflowers

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To discover why Gaillac is even among special places, very special,  history and future, sample Further Reading

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Vin du Coq, more

Centuries astern Gaillac merchants started to brand their barrels with a cockerel and when bottling would use a distinctive bottle shape, today the cockerel remains Gaillac Wines traditional brand mark.

The branding was necessary because the only way to export Gaillac wines was to send them in barges (gabbare) down the turbulent Tarn river to be sold off the quays of Bordeaux.

Bordeaux merchants were passing off as ‘Bordeaux’, the superior wines of Gaillac and pocketing the extra profit, hence the brand mark burnt onto ever Gaillac ‘tun’ and barrel.

Gaillac wines passed into obscurity during the late 19th century phylloxera epidemic which destroyed most of the vineyards in Europe, most notably in France.

Dream of  a region blessed with it’s own benevolent micro climate, noted for exceptionally beautiful landscapes, gourmet foods, a wide variety of produce and ‘Vin du Coq’.

Happily for us, today the Gaillac reputation is being rediscovered, by whom and why is quite a story.

Gaillac et le coq
Gaillac et le coq

Gaillac are wines are among the oldest wines of the land we now call France with an amazing history.

Records in the Tower of London tell us the Plantagenet king Henry II (from 1154 to 1189) drank Gaillac wines, liked them and ordered more.

As if that is not enough, the Gaillac story includes roots that go at least as deep as the Phoenicians.

Archaeologists tell us it is likely the Phoenicians planted the first vines although the regular harvesting of vines probably occurred earlier.

Certainly the Romans grew vines around Gaillac and Gaillac was where Dom Pérignon worked for 11 years supervising the wines of the abbey.

Champagne

It was at Gaillac that Dom Pérignon learnt how to make sparkling wines before the Church sent him onto another region where he introduced the sparkling wine techniques thereby creating Champagne.

I hope you will enjoy discovering Gaillac wine as much as I have.

A word of caution, Gaillac is a seductive region, you may find you want to live there !

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