Sharon & I bought a run-down Bordeaux wine estate in 1999 with the express intention of creating the ideal chamber music venue for music-lovers and musicians alike.
Everything has been done to make the experience truly exceptional, and that means great musicians and performances, eliminating all sources of stress, and offering a house party full of conviviality, comfort (sofas in the concert room, good food and great wines.
And we constantly evolve.
Our 2016 Festival featured world-class ensembles (Gould Piano Trio, Frith Piano Quartet, and our Quartet in Residence, the Wihans) and introduced morning concerts by some of the outstanding musicians at, or recently graduated from, Cambridge University and the London Music Colleges.
Our relationships with the vast majority of our musicians are close and long-standing – they are our friends and guests.
But time marches on and we have decided to make 2017 the final year, and to make it a suitable, exceptional, finale.