Domaine du Grand Mayne is one of the top vineyards in the Appellation Cotes de Duras, in the Lot et Garonne region of France. It is positioned perfectly on south facing slopes among rolling hillsides, near to the village of Villeneuve de Duras, just south of the Dordogne River.
South-facing slopes together with a clay and limestone soil provide the ideal environment to cultivate vines, and over the last 26 years the vineyard has been completely replanted with over 120,000 vines. Every vine has been carefully selected, by grape variety, clone and suitability to the soil.
The grape variety is strictly regulated by the appellation and for Cote de Duras these are; Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon for the white wines and Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc for the red wines. In recent years, Domaine du Grand Mayne had been awarded six Gold Medals and nine Silver Medals. The outstanding quality of the wines has also been acknowledged by the the coveted Coup de Coeur in the Guide Hachette (The French wine-buyer's bible).
The 84 acres of neatly manicured vines have been planted to maximise the best that technology can offer in modern viticultural practice. On a yearly basis, there is continuous developement and financial investment in the vineyard,the machinery and the winery. Domaine du Grand Mayne now boasts one of the finest, state of the art wineries in the region, ensuring that very high quality standards are maintained.
The most recent development was the creation of an air-conditioned underground barrel cellar where 200 oak barrels gently mature our finest wines to perfection. Continuous investment ensures that Domaine du Grand Mayne retains its position as one of the top vineyards in the Côtes de Duras.