The International Association of English speakers in the Gard

BritsNîmes is a non-profit making association of people interested in the English language.
Membership is open to individuals or families.

BritsNîmes organises regular social and cultural activities.
These are varied and designed to help people to get to know the area,
make new friends and meet local people.
Information is shared via our website, emails, monthly newsletters and Facebook.

attracts members from many nationalities.
Some have lived in the area for many years, others are recent arrivals.
The regular get togethers allow everybody to exchange experiences about life in France.

is always delighted to have new members.
By joining BritsNîmes contact with other members in English can be both a pleasure and an experience, while a helping hand when in need is always welcome.
All nationalities welcome.



Welcome to BritsVignes - BritsNîmes’ newest activity! 

TUESDAY 15 SEPTEMBER 2020 – 11.00am
BritsVignes’ aim is to taste our way around the Gard, trying well- and lesser-known wines while learning about our region’s œnoculture with visits to vineyards, domaines and châteaux. You’ll also have the chance to buy some lovely wines to take home for your own enjoyment or to sample with friends and family – plus boasting rights, as you’ll know the wines’ backstories!
Our thanks go to wine expert and new BritsNîmes member Barney Lehrer, founder of BritsVignes and who’ll be heading up the wine-appreciation activities. He owned a wine bar in New York, ran a wine club there and also organises wine tastings here in France. For more about Barney, see his bio below.
Our first visit will be to Château de Campuget in Manduel  ( - one of the best-known and highly respected wineries in the Costières de Nîmes wine region and beyond, with their wines served in some of the best restaurants in the world. We’ll learn about the Château’s history and heritage - the domaine has been run since 1942 by the Dalle family, who arrived in the area from northern France to escape the fighting in the war, prior to the estate then unfortunately being occupied by German troops.
Franck-Lin Dalle, the current family member in charge of the winery, will try to meet us if the schedule of the vendanges (wine harvest) has slowed down by then.
Our visit will include a guided tasting of Campuget’s full range of wines, and they have invited us to have a picnic on the estate - please bring your own food and, we hope, buy a bottle of Campuget wine to go with your lunch!
Important! Château de Campuget has been selected for our launch event as it has a spacious tasting room, allowing us to socially distance during the tasting itself. However please bring a mask for the domaine visit!
  • As the visit starts at 11.00am, we will meet at 10.45am at the Château de Campuget, 30129 Manduel (approx a mile from the Nîmes-Point du Gard TGV station)
  • There is plenty of parking at the Domaine
  •  Dogs are permitted in the picnic area, but not in the tasting room
  • The visit to Château de Campuget and wine tasting are free 
  • Maximum participants : 20
  • As numbers are very limited, this activity is open to members only
  • Booking deadline : Friday 11 September
  • If you would like to attend, email, stating how many places you require, and your mobile phone number in case we need to call you
  • If the event is cancelled for any reason, you will be advised by email before 08.00am on 15 September
  • If you have any questions or require further information, please call Sian on 06 27 14 50 67 or Barney on 06 19 82 36 27
More about Barney…..
Organiser Barney Lehrer, one of BritsNîmes’ newest members, has been appreciating quality wine for most of his adult life. First learning about it during his student days in Austria, he has devoted much of his free time since to finding out about and appreciating good wine, especially from lesser-known, high-quality winemakers in the Rhone Valley. Since 2003 Barney has divided his time between his native New York and Beaucaire, which serves as the base for visiting famous and less famous (but high quality!) winemakers in this area. He’s run a wine club since 2015 in New York City, Wine Lovers of NYC, presenting regular wine tastings in Manhattan wine bars, and for a few years was also part-owner of a wine bar in Manhattan.  Since confinement Barney has settled here and doesn't know if and when he will return to New York, thus providing an opportunity to explore local wineries in more depth – with BritsVignes an excellent excuse for more research!

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