Biodiversity: step by step

The biodiversity diagnostic conducted on the Gigondas AOP in partnership with the “Les Ecologistes de l’Euzières” community group led to the creation of a 6.7 km walking trail through four plots belonging to the Domaine de Longue Toque. The aim was to introduce the public to the remarkable natural heritage and geology of the Dentelles de Montmirail, free of charge. The trail was created in partnership with the Gigondas local council with support from our neighbouring winegrowers, and was inaugurated on 20th May 2022 to coincide with the Fête de la Nature. It has 12 markers and takes around two to three hours to complete (200 m elevation gain, track available on the Visorando hiking app). Information about the flora and fauna that can be observed in the vineyard (such as butterflies and birds of prey, which indicates good agricultural practices and soil health) is displayed on six bilingual educational panels, beautifully illustrated by Maud Briand (

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Discovering the art of pairing wine and chocolate

A morsel of white chocolate, Black Forest gâteau, pieces of stem ginger wrapped in chocolate, or Mexican chicken in chocolate sauce—all very appetising, but which wine would you serve with each one? Food and wine pairings factor in a combination of elements, such as the terroir, our powers of concentration, the circumstances of the tasting session, our sense memory and more. We guide you through some of the basic principles of this fascinating world!