Terms & Conditions

Tour Availability

Wine Uncovered tours are available Monday to Saturday all year round, except on public holidays (2017: January 1st, April 17th, May 1st, 8th & 25th, July 14th, August 15th, November 1st & 11th, December 25th).

Approximate Tour Durations

Half Day Two Estate Tour: Three hours, morning or afternoon.

Three Estate Tour: Four and a half hours, excluding any break for lunch.

Full Day Tours: Six hours, excluding any break for lunch.

Prices:

See The Tours for different tour options & prices.

Children 16 and 17 yrs old: Half price subject to minimum tour group fee.

Children under 16 yrs old: Free subject to minimum tour group fee.

Payment Methods

My Guide Fees: Cash, travellers’ cheques or cheques drawn on a French bank.

Food and wine pairing lunch: Cash or credit card payment directly to winery restaurant.

Bus and chauffeur: Credit card payment directly to the bus company

Wine Purchasing

There is absolutely no obligation to buy any wine during the tour. Many – though by no means all – of the wines that you taste during the tour are exported. I have put together a list of retailers and importers in each of the main English-speaking countries that sell wines from the wineries that we visit during my tours. This list is available by clicking on Find Your Wines. Please Contact Me for a login password.

Guests are welcome to purchase wines at the end of each winery tasting. Shipping is possible (though expensive!) at a few wineries in Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

All wines from the Rhone valley

Tour Group Size

Tour consisting of several groups of clients: Max. 8 persons per tour. Tour consisting of one group: No maximum. Please contact me to discuss rates. No minimum group size, though the minimum tour fees are applicable.

Transport

Village Meeting Points: Tours commence from a designated meeting point in the first wine village. I will provide you with the full address and GPS co-ordinates once the tour booking is confirmed.

Own Transport Option: You require your car to get to the first village meeting point. If you opt for the own transport option and I have space in my car then I could transport you from the meeting point. Otherwise you would use your own vehicle (following me) for the tour. The distances between the vineyards and the cellars is usually no more than a few minutes except the travel journey to Châteauneuf-du-Pape which takes 20 minutes

Chauffeured Option:

Including pick-up from and return to your residence: Please Contact Me for a quote

Tailor-made Tours, Corporate & Educational Events

Wine Uncovered tailors tours to meet specific client requirements, including corporate and wine educational events. Please Contact Me for further information.

 

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