For our guests who are perhaps already in the region we offer a Rhone Wine Short Tour package which comprises a one night stay and dinner at La Madelène , followed by a day tour visiting three Domaines and a gourmet Provencal lunch including wine. The price includes all these elements.
The Rhone Wine Short Tour comprises one night’s accommodation at La Madelène , a four course Provencal meal chez nous, al fresco on the south terrace if the weather permits or in the old chapel dining room. A selection of choice wines from our cellar- e.g. a white Vacqueyras from Amouriers, a fine Rasteau from Escaravailles, a Bois de Boursan Chateauneuf du Pape, or Goubert`s Cuveé Florence Gigondas will accompany your meal.
The following day after breakfast we set out on the short Rhone Wine tour to visit a minimum of three great Domaines, usually we start with an estate at either Cotes du Rhone Villages level or Gigondas (for example: Domaine Mourchon at Seguret, Escaravailles at Rasteau, or Goubert at Gigondas). we then drive across to the village of Chateauneuf du Pape where we will visit and taste at at least two of the best producers in the appellation. These are private appointments so the selections depend on vigneron availability , our current line up includes : Pegau, Janesse, Nalys, Mont Thabor, Solitude, Bois de Boursan, Beaurenarde, La Nerthe, Roger Sabon, Grand Veneur, Beaucastel, Grand Tinel, Cristia,Vatican, Mordoreé.
Lunch on this day is at Chateauneuf`s best restaurant Verger des Papes, situated just below the ruin of the Pope`s summer palace, in good weather we will dine on their magnificent terrace with a panoramic view of the vineyards and the Rhone river.
The tour ends at around 5.30pm
Why not extend your stay to sight see/ visit a few more domains under your own steam (we are always happy to advise): you can keep your room on a chambres d`hotes basis. Contact us for information on chambre d’hotes rates.
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There are no set dates for these Rhone Wine Short Tours – please give us a call or e-mail us to arrange dates. Your transport for the day is a 9 seater air-conditioned Mercedes Vito. We can take up to 8 people on these tours but if you want a private trip for your party contact us to see if we can accomodate your preferred dates.