Day 3. Saligney, Franche-Comté, Le département du Jura, France


 

On Wednesday evening, after picking up our rental car and loading our booty from E. Dehillerin, we braved the horrific Parisian rush hour traffic and made our way east into the Burgundian countryside.  Skirting around Dijon as dusk fell, we were only able to glimpse a bit of Burgundy.  We entered the adjoining Départment du Jura and made our way to the village of Saligney where our host Antoinette warmly greeted us even though it was 10pm!  We awoke to a stunning view of the countryside from our lovely room, and were presented with a typical petit dejeuner, replete with homemade marmalades, farm-pressed cider, local cheeses, tender brioche and gracious French hospitality.

Leaving Antoinette's airbnb, we wandered deeper into the Jura, seeking the elusive, unique wines of this region which are nearly impossible to find in the States.  This is one of the most appealing wine regions to me, and the winemaking style resonates deeply with that of Sea Breeze Farm.  We were fortunate to discover Zem and his beautiful wine shop-bar, La Cave Se Rebiffe,  where he and his daughter, Melanie were a treasure trove of wisdom on the wines of Jura and beyond.  We loaded the car with a definitive selection of Jura wines, ALL of which we are bringing back to share with YOU at our next couple of farm dinners!  Be sure to grab a seat at the Sunday, 26 April, Friday, 1 May or Saturday, 2 May events, as we will be enjoying these amazing wines with our local foods.  All 3 of these dates are partially sold out, so act quickly!  We can't wait to share our stories in person!

XOXO,  George & Rose

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