Every month, we bring you a selection of media coverage of Domaine du Vallon des Glauges, our international estates in Sicily and South Africa, and the story of the Oddo family, owners of the Oddo Vins & Domaines group. These publications allow you to learn more about the Domaine's philosophy, our history, the conception of our wines and food and wine pairings.
- Our selection of still rosé wines for cavistes & restaurants - Le Magazine des Cavistes & Sommeliers - 04/07/2023
"AOP COTEAUX D'AIX-EN-PROVENCE
COLLECTION ODDO - cuvée Vallon des Glauges Rosé - Grenache, syrah, counoise - Clay-limestone soils - Parcel selection - Direct cold pressing, fermentation in stainless steel and concrete vats - Aged from a few weeks to a few months on lees. The nose offers white-fleshed fruit and white pepper. On the palate, nectarine continues the theme, and the finish lingers on pretty notes of pomelo. "
Edition: Summer 2023
- OUR SUMMER Favourites - Provence Selection - Le Figaro Magazine - James Huet - 07/07/2023
"DOMAINE DU VALLON DES GLAUGES - Twenty hectares replanted, organic conversion of the vineyard completed this year, cellar and tasting area redesigned, wine tourism on the rise, the Oddo family is doing everything possible to enhance the value of the estate. One example is Lacuvée Oddo, a highly accomplished rosé, fresh, salivating and tangy, with hints of citron, nectarine, pineapple and melon. Ideal with saffron bourride or citrus turbo (€13.50). In Eyguières (13). "
- OUR SELECTION OF ROSE WINES AND BUBBLES FOR SUMMER - Les Echos - Carla-Elle Rogosky & Erica Urzua - 07/07/2023
"Serra Ferdinandea, Rosé 2022, DOC Sicilia Rosato
Two great families, the Oddo and the Planeta, join forces, and the result is brilliant. The nero d'avola and syrah vines that make up this cuvée are grown in the hills above Serra Ferdinandea in Sicily. The initial nose is ripe, reminiscent of guava, while the palate is suave. The aromas of white flowers mingle with a saline sensation that balances the generous chewiness
of this wine. The balance is subtle. 16.80 €, twil.fr "
- Wines: our selection of rosés for summer - Les Echos Week-end - Carla-Elle Rogosky - 10/07/2023
"For the summer season, a fine selection of rosés from France and Italy, sure to please every palate.
Serra Ferdinandea Rosé 2022 DOC Sicilia Rosato: Two great families, the Oddo and the Planeta, join forces, and the result is brilliant. The nero d'avola and syrah vines that make up this cuvée are grown in the hills above Serra Ferdinandea in Sicily. The initial nose is ripe, reminiscent of guava, while the palate is suave. Aromas of white flowers mingle with a saline sensation that balances this wine's generous chewiness. The balance is subtle. 16.80 €, twil.fr "
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- Selection of rosé wines and food pairings - Terre de vins - Frédérique Hermine - 12/07/2023
Valion des Glauges 93/100 COTEAUX-D'AIX-EN-PROVENCE €13.50 2022
The Oddo family bought the estate at the foot of Mont Menu in 2015. This plot-selected Grenache-Syrah-Counoise is vinified in whole bunches. A very pale rosé with a powdery nose of rose and orange blossom, particularly fine and delicate with aromas of yellow peach and citrus zest.
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Issue: July-August 2023
- A wine tourism escapade in the heart of the Alpilles -toutlevin.com - Mlle boit du rouge - July 14, 2023
"Stop at Domaine Vallon des Glauges for a cheese and wine aperitif in front of a breathtaking view..."
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- A superb cookbook retracing the family history - La Provence - Stéphane ROSSI - 07/15/2023
"Harvest Table" is more than just a book. It's a veritable culinary bible, offering a selection of the best recipes from the three countries - South Africa, Italy and France - in which the Oddo family has set up its wineries. "This book tells our story through each country, with the help of Monché Muller, chef of the Pink Valley restaurant in South Africa," says Lorraine Oddo. The project began with a casual chat about good food and wine, and has evolved into a more complete project based around this book, in which we present not only our culinary favourites, but also all our teams around the world".
In a thick volume of over three hundred pages, "Harvest Table" brings together, against a backdrop of sublime images, a fine gallery of portraits and scenes from life, alongside tasty recipes such as "Catherine's stuffed cabbage", cooked at the Domaine du Vallon des Glauges, which will make any lover of good food salivate. Farther afield, recipes for tummale di ricotta (Sicilian cheesecake) or South African mielibrood (cornbread) are sure to entice you to travel. This book has already won two awards at the Gourmand
World Cookbook Awards 2022 (the "Oscars" of the cookbook world), in the "Food and Drink" and "International" categories. A testament to quality if ever one was needed. "
- Vallon des Glauges: Oddo blanc 2022 to drink and "Harvest table" to read - Le Grand Pastis - 16/07/2023 (Extrait)
"Some people collect hats, but the Oddo family collects vineyards. Now at the helm of six estates in Provence, Sancerre, Rioja, Sicily and South Africa, Pascal and Lorraine Oddo laid the foundation stone for this wine empire in 2015 at Eyguières, at the foot of the Alpilles . This family of self-described "winegrower-citizens of the world as they describe themselves, began converting their Provencal estate, Vallon des Glauges, to organic farming in 2020. After 3 years, as required by the specifications for organic viticulture, they have reached their destination. (...)
A la table des vendanges, the book to devour from the Vallon des Glauges to South Africa. This is the result of a collective adventure. It all began with a casual chat about good food and wine between members of the Oddo family and Monché Muller, chef at the Pink Valley restaurant in South Africa. The sketch of a recipe book turned into a beautiful book that recounts the sense of sharing and the pleasures of wine, when paired with food prepared with love. The recipes vary according to the vineyards and culture of each country, but also according to the history of each estate: some are traditional, while others, more contemporary, have been reinvented especially for this book. In Harvest Table , you'll discover the family's favorite recipes for each of their estates. (...) "
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- From the Glauges to South Africa, the Oddo family saga - La Provence - Stéphane ROSSI - 17/07/2023 (Extrait)
" Each wine has its own identity
In each of these estates, in these parts of the world, the Oddo family has put a lot of heart into crafting highly accomplished wines.Each wine has its own identity," she explains. Each time, we've been very selective," continues Lorraine Oddo. Each estate produces only one color of wine, except at Vallon des Glauges, where we've launched red wine production alongside rosé and white, on land that lends itself well to it, since it's on the former bed of the Durance".
In fact, with such a broad range of activities, the Oddo family has succeeded in making its mark just about everywhere in the world. England, Sweden, Singapore, Hong Kong, Korea... the list of new markets is growing daily. The icing on the cake is that, for us Provençals, there's no need to cross the planet. The unique feature of the Oddo estates is that all their wines can be found in each of their cellars. Now you know that you can go to Eyguières and taste a wine from South Africa or Sicily. "
- A summer in the vineyards - Le Régional - 07/19/2023
"The Domaine du Vallon des Glauges welcomes you to its first "Ciné étoilé" evening of the summer, in the heart of the Alpilles, on Tuesday July 25 from 7pm. The first part of the evening will be devoted to the musical group Super Van, from 7pm to 9:30pm. In the second half, the film "La Dégustation" starring Bernard Campan will be shown on the big screen. Food-trucks available. Admission by reservation, €12.50 "
- Elle Provence - Yoga in the vineyards - Elle Été Magazine - 27/07/2023
"The terrace of the Vallon des Glauges winery in Eyguières is a beautiful spot facing the Alpilles mountains. Putting down your yoga mat above the vines in the late afternoon is a must! Stretching, breathing, muscle strengthening... After the class, you can let go over a glass of wine from the estate and a platter of charcuterie and cheese. From €12 to €15 per class, by reservation. Plank for 2 people, €14.50, glass of wine from €4.50. "