Situated on a hillside in Bas-Armagnac, on the border between the Gers and Landes regions, Domaine d’Espérance was bought by Jean-Louis and Claire de Montesquiou in 1990. Since when they have restored the estate, already renowned for its Grand Cru Armagnac, and developed a distinguished range of wines.
To cater for the growing interest in « wine tourism », a gîte has been created on the property and a cooking school. Wine lovers can enjoy a day visit or stay for a longer period in the gîte and discover how its armagnac and its wines are created.
The Domaine d’Espérance, located 90mn South of Bordeaux, in Gascony in the middle of Grand Bas-Armagnac, has been known for its armagnac for a very long time.
Jean-Louis and Claire de Montesquiou bought in 1990 the domain which had been somewhat neglected ; they restored it and started to produce wines, while the armagnac was aging in the old cellars. The house of the domain is an attractive XVIII century chartreuse, totally renovated but which still retains its charming old features.
To allow people to better enjoy the beauty of the region of Gascony they are so fond of, Jean-Louis and Claire de Montesquiou have restored a former farm cottage on the domain, graded 4 épis-Gîtes de France. Visitors will learn more about the local wine and armagnac production or simply rest, in a quiet, natural and privileged environment in a charming cottage.
In 2001, Claire de Montesquiou also created a Cooking School. Visiting French chefs come and reveal their secrets and introduce you to the wonders of the traditional French cuisine.