- 8 hours
- Popes Palace
- Full-Day with a PhD or MA-level guide
- Private car service
- Wine tastings
In the afternoon, we will travel north of Avignon and continue on to the vineyards of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Here we will learn the process of traditional wine production and discuss the cultural relevance of the trade. We are then invited to a private wine tasting to try the renowned reds and whites produced. The Grenache variety is the favored wine of Châteauneuf but is also blended with other grape varieties to complement the flavor and create a range of wines that suit several palates. Syrah and Mourvèdre are the preferred blends, but there are 13 other grape types sometimes used - unusual for traditional vineyards. We'll leave the wines behind, more educated than we first arrived and continue to discuss the sites and sounds of the day on our drive home with our historian or cultural expert.
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Laurent has been a sommelier since the 80’s working in Paris, United States or Bonnieux in the Luberon. He has been living in Marseille for the past 12 years where he opened an organic wine bar & tapas around the old port. He recently left the world of restaurants to embrace a new path, that of a tour guide. Today, he spends most of his time searching Provence for interesting places, wineries and craftsmen off the beaten path. He continues to organize workshops in wine tasting and creating Provencal tapas.