WELCOME TO THE OFFICIAL BLOG for La Pétanque Marinière in San Rafael, California. LPM has been an active Marin pétanque club since 1972 and affiliated with the Fédération of Pétanque USA, since 1975. We welcome people of all abilities, ages and nationalities to come and enjoy pétanque with us.

The Pierre Joske Courts are located on Civic Center drive in San Rafael. (click for directions). Casual games are played every Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from about 1 pm. Tournament play is usually held on the second Sunday of every month.

Please consult the links on the sidebar to the right for more information on clubs in the bay area, nationally and world wide.

If you would like to play but haven't any boules, please contact our President, Christine Cragg, or Ken Lee. They can bring some for you to use, as well as introduce you to the basic skills and techniques of pétanque. In addition, if you are looking to purchase boules but are unsure as to which size and weight are right for you, we have a range of different examples from which to choose.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Pétanque Wines

Michel-Schlumberger, California’s own Bordeaux-style leader, makes sophisticated, terroir-driven wines of style, grace & power from one of the most stunning Estates in the world. The wines are perfect for fine dining, special occasions and serious wine consumption.

Born from this pedigree, we present Pétanque, wines crafted simply for enjoying the lifestyle of leisure and recreation. With Pétanque, we throw out all pretension and encourage wine enjoyment as it should be, paired perfectly with food, friends & fun!

Jacques Schlumberger, proprietor of Michel-Schlumberger, put it succinctly when he said, “We built a Pétanque court for a little recreation. Then we thought we better make a wine to go with it!”

Pétanque Wines are the liquid embodiment of the Pétanque lifestyle…cultured, sophisticated, relaxed, very portable, a little competitive, and a ton of fun!

To learn more about the winery, the pétanque wines, the game of pétanque and their blog of pétanque events,

please click on Pétanque Wines

1 comment:

Judd Wallenbrock said...

Thanks so much for the great comments. Up at Michel-Schlumberger we fully embrace everything about the Petanque 'lifestyle' which to us is all about fun, friendship, recreation...and good wine! Come up an join us anytime -- we'd love to see you. And feel free to boule a game or two while here!