When I am asked to introduce Domaine Augustin, I tend to let the sleeping bear express itself in all these men who spend a lot of time alone, outside. I often answer: “It’s me… Augustin”. Actually, it’s more than me.
It was first of all my father, who gave me the love of this profession, here in Banyuls, this old-fashioned vineyard, not to say downright ancient, so old is it.
It is also the family estate, in which I worked during my holidays as a child, first in the preparation of orders, in the cool cellar and then, when the strength came to me, in the vineyard, in the midday sun, with my father’s workers.
I still remember my first day of picking at Col Perdiguer, a hard time.
However, it is this profession that I have chosen to launch myself into life.
I stayed 3 years on the family estate, 3 years spent with these workers who are the first to have taught me the gestures that allow me to prune, graft, hoe, plow, tie…