In 1979 Helena left the Netherlands to work as au pair in Paris, where she also studied French at the Sorbonne. Helena, and her husband at that time, owned a horticultural business where they sold plants in Paris.
She moved with her four children to the Dordogne and in 2003 she set up "la Ferme du Mège", a property of 12 hectares where she made her dream come true, namely:
Helena learned the profession of wine making and in 2006 she won her first award at the Concours de Paris. For twelve years, in a little village near Bergerac, Helena has been producing wine under the name le Clos du Mège (now Domaine de la Dame).
One day she had the great idea to help other people to become a vigneron by leasing parts of vineyards and this is how the leasing business began.
With this original concept she received in 2006 an award in Bordeaux namely: The Best of the Wine Tourism.
Due to the great success of her vineyards and her B&B le Clos du Mège, Helena had very little spare time to make improvements for her clients, participate at wine fairs and to meet other passionate wine lovers.
For this reason she looked for a wine partner to make the wine under her supervision.
Chateau le Court les Mûts, owned by the family Sadoux, met all her requirements. Together with Annabelle and Pierre Sadoux, Helena has selected vineyards for leasing which are available for the Dutch and Belgian wine lovers.
You can even come and watch or help with the harvesting!
Upon request, Helena will arrange a lovely holiday villa for your accommodation.