Here at Château La Corne or enjoy some at a few of our favorite local restaurants:
Le Pelerins, Verdelais
Auberge des Vignes, Sauternes
Adèle x Maison Darroze, Château de Malromé, Saint-André-du-Bois
Or in California at the following retailers:
Still reading? Good. Maybe you are you wondering what these buildings are that we call “dovecotes…” Dovecotes can be found all over southwest France and date back to the Middle Ages – These buildings (also called pigeonnier or colombiers) housed a family’s pigeons, which were essential for three things – Food (deliciousness), communication (no iPhones in the Middle Ages!), and fertilizer (poop). Only the aristocracy was allowed to have them. Today you’ll find numerous architectural styles of dovecotes – They can be round, square, standalone, part of a larger building, wooden, brick, or sandstone. Most of this simply depended on the wealth of the family building them. Steve and Laurent love these things and consider dovecotes a beautiful and true expression of rural southwest France.