Avintures is a story made from wine and adventures. It was important for us to share our passion, our life, for wine by way of our wine cellar in Beaune, and also our e-commerce site. Following a 5-year experience working in South-East Asia importing and distributing wines and spirits, my desire was to return to the land of my family to study and learn in detail how to work the vines, and make wine. That is the raisin, sorry, reason why I came back to Beaune to take a BPREA (Brevet Professionnel Responsable d'Exploitation Agricole) for two years, on an apprenticeship basis at the Domaine des Croix. Following this experience, rich in a wealth of contacts (and yes, the team at Domaine des Croix is incredibly welcoming and passionate), the idea of looking to manage a Domaine was suspended (this still churns around in our minds, but we still do not have a particular location in mind where to work such vines !)
Our idea is to propose on a local level, that is to say Beaune and its surrounding area, a selection of wines, most of which are organic, biodynamic or natural, or purely and simply curious. The other wish, via our website www.avintures.fr is to propose wines from France, and soon, wines from Navarre, at soft prices, all that the most pedagogical way possible via our podcasts or our light articles concerning visits to various Domaines that we select.
Finally, transparency and honesty are primordial points for us, and that’s why we ask up-front to our selected producers whether or not they wish to be referenced on the internet. That is the reason why you will find that certain producers that are not referenced on our “Cellar Exclusives” on our website, are only found in our wineshop in Beaune.
Other projects are in currently in progress, and we will keep you informed of our progress in due course ☺
Thomas and the Avintures team