We are winemakers dedicated to inspiring adventure, good living, stewardship for the land, and making incredible wine. We believe in our craft, heritage, and are proud to share our connection with the earth and passion for our lifestyle. Our vineyard, Domaine Le Bout du Lieu, is a premier Cahors AOP estate from the Southwest of France that is dedicated to producing the finest expressions of French Malbec. The estate was founded by Arnaldo and Monique Dimani, skilled vignerons who have dedicated their lives to their craft, defending the Cahors wine appellation, and advocating for the region’s heritage and continuity. Today, the vineyard is run by their son, Lucien and daughter-in-law Eileen, who bring their own international experience, French & American savoir-faire and perspective to the winery, while remaining grounded in the family traditions.
Our 18 hectares of land are located along the Lot River, which winds its way from east to west through the Cahors countryside. This area, a limestone and red clay soil-based winemaking region equidistant from the Atlantic Ocean, Pyrénées Mountains and Mediterranean Sea, is one of France's best kept secrets. Distinct microclimates produce powerful, yet elegant, "black wines" (vins noirs) with multiple ranges of dark berries and spice, accompanied by smooth tannins.