Let Wine Uncovered be your guide through some of the most beautiful vineyards in the Southern Rhône / Provence as you follow the grape's progress, step by step from vineyard to bottle.

You can only truly appreciate the soul of a great French wine by visiting the vineyard in which it has its origins. It is amidst beautiful Provençal vineyards that I explain how the quality and characteristics and of the wines that you taste are derived from the unique “terroir” of each vineyard and the loving attention and toil of the vine-grower.

When talking about French wine it is impossible to ignore the notion of "terroir", a concept that is shrouded in mystery and is responsible for much of the mystique surrounding French wine. Yet it is the influence of vineyard terroir that marks the enormous cultural difference between wines made in France and wines produced in the rest of the world.

So what exactly is "terroir" and how does it influence wine? Wine Uncovered gets to grips with this elusive concept and demonstrates, in a fun and accessible way, how different terroir, grape varieties, vine-growing and winemaking methods determine the wines that you taste.

Solving the Mysteries of Terroir

Taste some of the finest wines from the Southern Rhône.

Each Wine Uncovered tour compares wines from different leading Domaines:

Visit stunning vineyards to apprecieate the concept of "terroir" and its

Understand how the growers work their vines to yield the best possible grapes.

Appreciate the differences between the Rhône grape varieties.

Visit winemaking cellars and learn the essentials of winemaking.

Understand the "appellation" system and French wine labelling.

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