We are Daan and Elvira van Dijkman, Dutch vintners in the Vaucluse, a county in the South of France.
Together with our four young children, we have put down deep roots there. The children go to school in the village, and like us, they have French friends. Elvira is a member of the parents' council of the local school, and Daan acts as the vice president of a club that investigates the possibilities for a new AOC Côtes du Ventoux Villages.
Domaine de Marotte
How we ended up here?
Domaine de Marotte - the name means 'favorite hobby' or 'fool's cap ' (!) - had been the property of the Van Dijkman family since 1987. When we got the chance to take over the estate at the end of 1997, we didn't hesitate for a second and seized this
unique opportunity with both hands. Until then, we had been studying. Daan earned a degree in food technology, specializing in commercial beverage technology, where as Elvira specialized in horticulture. After our studies, we lived and worked in the northern part of the Netherlands. Daan worked for a large distillery while Elvira was a teacher at an agricultural institute. This professional
background now turns out to be a great advantage now that we are having our exciting wine adventure. We feel that there a is lot of truth in a Chinese saying:
If your hobby (marotte!) becomes your work, you don't have to work any longer...
Domaine de Marotte was our dream that has become reality!
Welcome to Domaine de Marotte !
We are delighted to share our enthusiasm with other people. Therefore, wine lovers are most welcome for a personal tour of the domaine by appointment.
It is possible to rent a holiday home (gîte) at Marotte. La vie en rose! Enjoy the wonderful peace under the Mediterranean sun. Carpentras is a perfect basis for those who want to explore Provence or visit nearby cities like Avignon and Arles.
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