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Across the gravelly hillside five yolks of yellow oxen drag five chains. I sent them forth at daylight to pull up the deep-rooted vineyard.
Today and tomorrow and every day thoughout the winter they will pace up and down the ordered channels, withe heavy breath and gritting iron, hauling out the damp tap roots.
So wrote Robert Meacham Davis at Château Dauzac in 1921. Robert M. Davis was an American protestant minister, poet, artist and journalist, and was commissioner for the Red Cross in the Balkans during the the First World War. Why was he at Dauzac ? He had fallen in love - it was a coup de foudre - with Katheleen Johnston, daughter of the famous négociant family, at the time proprietor of this Margaux Fifth growth.
Seeking somewhere to live after their marriage, the couple decided on Monbrison, a kilometer or so in the commune of Arsac. There have been some ups and downs since, not least because the vineyard was uprooted in 1939 and not replanted until 1963.
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