FROM HORTICULTURE TO VITICULTURE
Joseph Dalmasso purchased the ground at the Domaine de La Source in 1962, in the land where he was born. Formerly a dairy farmer and livestock rearer, he wanted to follow in his family’s footsteps to become a horticulturist and grow carnations and snapdragons in particular. The gift of this land stems from the presence of a well, which is a considerable boost for horticulture.
At the age of 14, Jacques took over the farm when his father retired. He played his part in 1986, planting vines for use by himself and friends, after noting that the land’s exposure was suitable for growing wine grapes. 5 years later, the Domaine de la Source vineyard was born out of a passion for wine-making that was stronger than that for the greenhouses. Spread over 7 hectares, the estate is nestled on the Nice hills and is one of the smallest vineyards in France. An AOC since 1941, “Bellet” is rare, a wine from the south with character!