Come and meet the team and enjoy a glass of wine as you gain a unique insight in to the workings of our 34 hectare vineyard. Why not join one of the relaxed tours and wine tastings and see how we make our wine, from vine to bottle.
There are 3 ways to buy our wine – online for UK delivery to your door, save on UK excise duty via Calais or save even more money if you collect direct from the vineyard. Order online or call Richard on 01256 772898 to place your order.
Relax and enjoy a glass of wine at one of our 2 properties, La Maison and La Petite Maison. Both are recently renovated and provide the perfect backdrop to enjoy the great scenery of the vineyard and explore the Lot and Dordogne region.
Welcome to Domaine du Grand Mayne. We have been producing award-winning red, white and rosé wines from our beautiful vineyard in south-west France since 1985. The vineyard, in the Côtes de Duras, has the perfect combination of soil, aspect and climate – known as terroir, which our French team, headed by the talented winemaker Mathieu Crosnier, lovingly tend to create our wines.
From succulent reds to citrusy whites we produce five wonderful wines to suit all palates and price ranges. Our wine is available direct from the vineyard which can be shipped to your home, picked up in Calais or at the vineyard.
As well as selling direct in the UK and France, via a number of select independent retailers and restaurants, we now export to a number of countries including Belgium, Netherlands and China. By selling direct we can invest more in the creation of the wine and you get more quality wine per pound spent.
Our vineyards have the benefit of soil that is 80 percent clay and sand, and 20 percent limestone, these are soils that are ideally suited to the production of top quality wines, especially when the summers and autumns are very dry. From this we produce five wines from each vintage: Sauvignon, Rosé, Merlot Cabernet, Réserve Sauvignon Sémillon and Réserve Merlot Cabernet.
Our story started in 1985 when Andrew Gordon, an English wine merchant, bought Domaine du Grand Mayne. Andrew transformed the property from what was an abandoned vineyard with semi-derelict buildings, overgrown copses and fields of maize and golden-headed sunflowers to the flourishing vineyard and winery that we see today.
We now have more than 120,000 vines planted on 34 hectares (84 acres)and Domaine du Grand Mayne is now one of the top vineyards in the Côtes de Duras, with the potential to produce over a quarter of a million bottles of award winning wine each year.
Mathieu joined us in 2011 and along with his team have produced some wonderful wines that have received many awards and commendations. Martin Meinert, a leading winemaker from South Africa who has worked at some of Bordeaux’s top estates, joined the team in 2014 to bring New World style to the French quality and complexity of our wine.
A change of ownership in 2013 brought with it a fresh approach and a root and branch review of the business. Philip Addis, whose background is in wine retailing, joined in 2014 and openly admits that he fell under the spell of Domaine while sipping Sauvignon on the veranda of La Maison. Richard Boden joined in 2015 and completes the UK team. Andrew continues to be involved as a non-executive director and is a regular at our events.
In 2015 we launched a crowd funding campaign and we are now joined by over 700 shareholders who love the wine as much as we do. Our shareholders are part of the Domaine family and regularly enjoy being part of the harvest and attend dinners hosted by our winemaking team. If you would like to be part of the Domaine family we will be offering up shares via Seedrs in 2018, for more information please fill out the contact form here.