It’s interesting to find oneself on “le Haut de la Vigne” (the top of the vineyard) on 25th January, day of the Feast of the Conversion of Saint Paul the Apostle. As lore has it, on that day the four winds (“l’tahu” or north wind, “le messin” or south wind, “la bîche” or east wind and “le va d’plove”, the rain wind or west wind) fight each other. The winner will determine the weather of the year.
In 1388, “le Haut de la Vigne” was known as “in vinea” (in the vine). Long ago, vines were grown on the slopes of the cuestas of Gaume. Unfortunately, as grape harvest was poor, the production of wine ceased in the early 19th century.