We are Mike and Sue Spring, the owners of Domaine du Garinet, a small wine estate in the Cahors area of the beautiful Lot valley, in south-west France.
photo Michele Ch'i
We produce very high quality red, white and rosé wines using modern methods to give fine wines that are typical of our area. Our Cahors red is made entirely from malbec grapes, which give our wines an intense, almost black, colour.
Everything is done and supervised by us at the property, from the vine to the bottle, giving the ultimate in traceability and quality control.
We sell our wines at reasonable prices; they are not over-priced 'elite' wines.
This site presents our wines, and there’s a complete price list and information on how you can obtain them - How to Buy. The sections on Vines and Winemaking each start with an overview, to give you a quick picture of how we work, but more detail follows if you want to know more. There’s also a page about our other traditional products - Walnuts and Prunes.
We enjoy meeting the many customers who come to us to buy directly from the property, to see the vines and chai (winery), and to ask us about vinegrowing and winemaking - see Contact/Visit. The Lot Valley page tells you a little about the many attractions of our area. Do come and see us if you come to SW France!
2014 bottling - our 2014 whites and rosé will be bottled on 7th May - the rosé and sauvignon white (La Combe) will be available after this date.