I found this clip today while rifling through the videos from our Europe trip.  Here, we sit in France’s Southern Rhone Valley on the famed hill of Hermitage.

**Wikipedia’s post about the history of the hill:  “According to legend, the Knight Gaspard de Stérimberg returned home wounded in 1224 from the Albigensian Crusade and was given permission by the Queen of France to build a small refuge to recover in, where he remained living as a hermit.

Thus, ‘Hermitage’ came to be.  But what’s important in the wine world is that, here, Syrah reigns and transmits some of the best terroir in the world.  (Just take note of the care taken: each vine is laboriously staked to the ground to survive the fierce winds of the mistral).

And for a mere moment in the blip of time, we sat amongst its vines, giddy and thankful for the privilege.  Gaspard was smiling down on us…

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11 Responses to “One Minute on the Hill of Hermitage”

  1. Wine Lover says:

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  4. NEW POST: I found this 1-min video of us on the famed hill of Hermitage in the Rhone. Frickin epic. http://t.co/JxZodtNq #SyrahOrgasm

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  7. Jenna North says:

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  8. Tks RT @jennanorth Awesome. RT @grapesandgrains I found this 1-min vid of us on #Hermitage. Frickin epic. http://t.co/JxZodtNq #SyrahOrgasm

  9. If you love Hermitage and great wines, check this video:
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  10. I found this video clip on my phone last night of my lady and I taken in the Rhone at Hermitage: http://t.co/JxZodtNq #wine

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