Located on a 100-hectare park with 125 acres of vineyards, Chateau de Saint-Martin was constructed in 1740 and since then it has been owned by the same family and passed down from mother to daughter, owned today by Mrs. Adeline de Barry.
It was founded in the 18th century and has been supplying wine to fine restaurants and cellars all over the world for decades. The estate is spread at an altitude of 130 meters above sea level and encompasses an impressive chateau, winery, tasting room and a chapel.
I’ve spent a couple of days staying at Chateau de Saint-Martin during my trip through Europe last fall. If my previous visit in Provence which took place a few months before was related to lavender, this time it was related to wine. That’s also because my stay happened to be in the harvest season. During my time there, I’ve had the chance to shoot not only the surroundings of a place with exceptional architecture, but also the harvest and the wine making process. Something that was a bit different to what I’ve used to see in Transylvania.
On the tours offered by Mr. Gerard and Mrs. Alexandra around the property I’ve learned a lot about the history of Chateau de Saint-Martin and how important it is for a place like this.
It was a unique experience to spend time in a place with a rich cultural heritage that combines the art of hospitality in many forms in a range of stylish and fine wines.
The images below were taken with the Hasselblad 503CW and the Carl Zeiss Planar T* 2.8/80 using Kodak Portra 400 film.
Scanned and processed by Richard Photo Lab in California.