a new home in beaune

Update 8.8.2012(11.6.2009)Ray Walker

Hey guys! Well, the great news keep on rolling in. A few months back I was told about this facility in Beaune that was available for my project. At the time, I was just a bit more interested in sharing a facility. Well, as things have a way of doing, something better came along.

This facility is from the early 1910’s. While attached to a home, the building has a great amount of character and charm. There is a main winery, attic for storage (not sure I want things stored above my head in an old building) and a well sized cave below ground. I am moving forward with this facility. Harvest is closer, and it simply feels appropriate for my humble needs.

Here are a few pics. Remember, think potential…

Agree? Disagree? Anything you'd like to add?

There are 5 responses to “a new home in beaune”

  1. David Bennett11th June 2009 at 9:11 amPermalinkReply

    Hi Ray,

    Great news! Looks very promising indeed. Have you signed on the dotted yet? – and the cave and the cuverie look super already! (apart form the barrels…. :-)))
    Best of luck


    ps I’m sure Bill will be along soon! – and, if you are installed before late august then you just might find a wee visit coming your way from me!

  2. Ray Walker11th June 2009 at 12:02 pmPermalinkReply

    Thanks David,
    I really appreciate the comments. The cuverie is mine for the next 3 years, (minimum lease) its reserved to my name. It still needs some work. I want to make its a bit more tidy.

    I will be back in August to make sure things are running to plan. I am stateside now, doing admin tasks. If you are in town, it would be great to meet you. Next comes the foudre(s)…


  3. Philip11th June 2009 at 6:45 pmPermalinkReply

    Well, Ray, it looks an awful lot better than my place was when I took it over, so I guess the couple of months you’ve got will be enough to get it into shape. Hot work in July/August, though…

  4. Filippo12th June 2009 at 3:44 pmPermalinkReply

    Way to go Ray! Small chance I will be in Burgundy at the End of August…

    What’s your email address these days, I sent an email on 5 May ot ray@maison-ilan.com with no reply!

    Un abbraccio


  5. Ray Walker12th June 2009 at 9:19 pmPermalinkReply

    thanks! Yeah, there is still a bunch of work to be done. I can’t wait to see the brick work cleaned up. I don’t see a lot of equipment that will need to be there…just the basics. If it doesn’t need to be done by a machine, there won’t be one.

    Filippo, how have you been? Thanks for the response. Things are rolling along. I got your email, that is the correct address. If you are in town, stop on by.



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