March 5th :
Meet in Avignon in the Morning to drive you to Châteauneuf-du-Pape. General presentation of 'terroir' aspects which can be understand by overlooking the landscape at the top of the village where the famous Chateau ruins are.
Châteauneuf-du-Pape village and its famous Château Ruins
Visit of Domaine du Banneret (our family small vineyard). Lunch at La Mère Germaine (FYI, it is a very traditional brasserie that had been featured on the cover page of the Châteauneuf-du-Pape Wine Spectator summer issue).
After lunch, visit of the village and visit of Domaine Berthet Rayne (Côtes du Rhône and Châteauneuf-du-Pape wines). Then visit of the small village of Courthézon.
Dinner in Chateauneuf du Pape with my Aunt (who is a great cook) and Uncle (who is the winemaker of Domaine du Banneret). You will be staying at the lodging we have in Châteauneuf-du-Pape.
Afternoon. Visit of the Roman Ruins in Vaison la Romaine and then visit of Domaine Rabasse Charavin in Cairanne.
Vaison la Romaine village with its Roman ruins
Dinner at restaurant Le Pistou in Chateauneuf du Pape.
March 7th :
Morning : Vineyard tour of Domaine Guigal in Ampuis (the Côtes Rotie kingdom). Lunch in Ampuis at Serine wine bar.
The famous Château d'Ampuis and Guigal wine
Afernoon : Visit of Pont du Gard near Arles. Dinner at Mas de Martin (click then on "Le Gite Rural") near Montepllier which is a vineyard with some beautiful Lodging.
March 9th :
Afternoon : Visit of Arènes de Nîmes and of Chateau de la Tuilerie. Drop in Avignon at the end of afternoon