300 days a year of wind in Colliourre

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Collioure is a wine Appellation (AOC) that makes lovely full-bodied red wine made from grenache and mourvedre grapes and is one of the smallest AOC vineyards in France. The ancient terraced vines in the hills behind the pretty harbour town also provide tiny sunbaked grapes for the famous Banyuls (Banyuls AOC) aperitif and desert wine. And my, it’s windy here.

Stephen Cronk
The author: Stephen Cronk

I became captivated with the world of wine whilst on a visit to the Barossa Valley during my gap year in Australia. I went on to join a London wine merchant and studied wine for several years before starting my own wine business at 24. I sold the business aged 30 and went into Telecoms for 15 years, during which time I began cooking up the plan to create Mirabeau.

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