An Englishman Abroad

The man responsible for creating Aubaï Mema, malgré his mother’s French roots, is a true Englishman; a foreigner whose characterful Vin de Pays wines have been rightly fêted by the French wine press. Mark Haynes has transformed the former cave coopérative in Aubais (northwest of Montpellier) into a restaurant, caveau and tapas/wine bar.  His winery is also in the village and within the leafy, walled grounds of his Maison de Vigneron there is a superb bed & breakfast.

Mark conducts the vineyards along biodynamic principles and the results speak for themselves: well constructed, concentrated wines which express the real character of the Languedoc, its local varietals and its terroir.  Make sure you taste his excellent Syrah “La Douzième”, the 100% pure Viognier “Sauto Ro” and, bien sûr, a platter of delicious mixed tapas.

Aubaï Mema, 20 av. Emile-Leonard, Aubais.

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