Calendal is a story of friendship between two men: Philippe Cambie and Gilles Ferran. They studied oenology together more than 20 years ago at the wine university in Montpellier. They shared their love of the terroir of Provence, their love of Grenache and Mourvedre, and mostly their passion for very old vines.
They bought in 2006 a tiny vineyard located on the Plan de Dieu (between Rasteau and Cairanne, near the Village of Travaillon) with healthy old vines. The wine is vinified at Domaine des Escaravailles in Roaix and organic methods of growing are utilized.
The name Calendal comes from a Provencal poem by Frederik Mistral. A fisherman Calendal is deeply in love with the beautiful Estérelle. Just like the two friends’ love for the soil of Provence and its fruits - the wines.