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Posted by Dennis Sherman | 09 April 2016

We’re making great progress at Cromey. The painters are moving through the Manoir. The floor prep is just about done, so we’ll be able to lay the parquet and Burgundy stone soon. The landscaping in the park is fabulous. And we should be swimming in a heated pool sometime next week. Burgundy Stone Floor…Coming Soon!...

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Posted by Dennis Sherman | 06 March 2016

Landscaping the gardens Of all the ancient trees that form the canopy of the Cromey gardens, one is without a doubt the jewel in the crown. Legend has it that in 1804, all across France, the nobility planted cedars on their properties to mark the coronation of the Emperor Napoleon. While we have not yet...

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Posted by Dennis Sherman | 23 January 2016

The property that we now call the Domaine de Cromey came to be during the reign of Louis XIV. We have an impressive collection of archives that take us back to the day. But nothing so dramatically fixes Cromey in time as the pink marble fireplace that we uncovered in the main salon. With carvings...

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Posted by Dennis Sherman | 30 December 2015

Creating Cromey continues, and in recent weeks attention has turned to the orchard. Planted in the upper corner of what will eventually be the vineyard, the Cromey orchard is no ordinary one. Instead, this 2 acre area of land is going to host a Conservation Orchard, which is one made up of valuable old species...

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Posted by Dennis Sherman | 10 December 2015

There was great excitement this week at Cromey as the new Bread Oven chimney was put on. Compared to the rest of the construction going on, this was only a tiny milestone, but a milestone it was nonetheless. We now have a working wood fired oven and a dedicated bread making space. Our oven is...

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Posted by Dennis Sherman | 22 September 2015

We love the idea that the first piece of furniture we bought for Cromey is the Baby Grand. No home is complete without music, and so it is fitting – and maybe a bit quirky – that we have a piano before we have the room it will go in to. And this is no...

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Posted by Dennis Sherman | 20 August 2015

Those of you that know us will have heard by now. After more than 25 years exploring Europe’s wine regions and culinary destinations with Papillon, Ellie and Dennis are coming home to Burgundy. With a lifetime of experience to share, we have long dreamed of creating something special here. And now that dream is coming...

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Posted by Ashley Cummins | 03 February 2014

The 2014 Chablis Concours The 28th Chablis Concours took place last week (yes I am late in reporting on this…), as always at the BIVB headquarters in the Petit Pontigny in Chablis. This event has grown in competence and stature over the years and is today one of the events in the year that Burgundy...

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