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Earl Vignobles Thorburn
Anna and Wilson Thorburn
Les Grands Préaux, 26110 Vinsobres
Tel. +33 475 263 905  / +33 678 156 873
Direct sale: yes, but make an appointment to be sure to meet anyone.


Anna and Wilson Thorburn are both qualified lawyers and has worked in London. During trips to southeastern France, where Anna's mother lives, they were, as it is surpassed many of us tourists, spellbound by the beautiful landscapes of Provence. Anna has completed five years of her education in Paris. In 2006 the couple decided to buy a disused school north of Vinsobres with its 13 hectares of vineyards. All vineyards were then a part of the appellation Cotes du Rhone Village Vinsobres, but only 2-3 ha are within the boundary of AOP Vinsobres.
Already in 2007, Anna could make h
er first vintage from the domain.
To finance the project, Wilson kept his job as a lawyer in London.
In 2009 settled Anna
herself definitely at the domain with her three children. 
was a lot of work to do. Renovation of the vineyards and the quite large buildings of the former school. Two apartments have been created and are now rented out to tourists.
The first vintages from the domain was made in cellars with a neighbor, but there are now constructed a cellar
at the domain.
Since 2014 the vineyards situated at an altitude of 400 meters are certified agriculture biologique


Vinsobres l'Essentiel
2015: 50% Grenache, 50% Syrah.

Vinsobres Cuvée La Dame Anglaise
2015: 55% Grenache, 45% Syrah. Lagret 20 mdr. i 2-4 år gamle barriques.

Cotes du Rhone Carpe Vinum
2015: 75% Grenache og 25% Syrah.

Cotes du Rhone Terra Firma
2015: 80% Grenache, 20% Syrah.

Cotes du Rhone Rosé Carpe Diem
2018: 65% Grenache, 45% Syrah.

VDF Esprit du Nord
2016: 100% Syrah

Anna an Wilson Thorburn.

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