Wine Tasting Tours
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Excellent wine tour with Olivier First, scheduling the tour with Olivier was easy, and communications/responses were consistent and fast. Olivier clearly has extensive knowledge of both the wines and the wineries/chateaus throughout the region. My wife and I toured 3 wineries (3/4 day tour), and all were excellent. I was impressed that each of the chateau owners/families clearly knew and trusted Olivier well, and they almost treated him like family (we seemed to have access to roam wherever we wanted). Last, if you love food and wine pairings, make sure you ask Olivier to book the restaurant "Coteaux & Fourchettes" for lunch. This is a Michelin rated restaurant near Orange, and we had a fantastic 3 course meal paired with 2 glasses of wine each for ~$100. Both the meal and the wine tour were bucket list items for both of us.
Best Wine Tour Ever Six of us from N CA (live near Napa) agreed that of all the wines tours we’ve ever been on Olivier raised the bar to a new level of knowledge, engagement, hospitality, and congeniality. He loves what he does and never tired of our questions. This is the guy to book for the Cotes du Rhône region! John
Excellent wine tour of Avignon region Olivier gave us a friendly, fun and engaging tour of excellent wineries in Provence, including a boxed lunch at a winery with wine!
Souther Rhône Wine Trip The wine trip that Olivier provided was the highlight of our Rhône wine travels. His knowledge was excellent and was able to relate to all wine/vinery knowledge levels. The wineries we visited were most accommodating and interesting. Learning about the soils and impact on wine making was fascinating and gave us a new perspective of wine making. And the lunch pairing was a wine/food highlight of our entire trip. I've been on many wine trips and winery visits and this trip was at the top!!
The perfect Rhône wine experience I highly recommend this tour to wine experts and novices alike. We spent a day in the picturesque southern Rhône wine region, stopping in vineyards to learn about grape growing and terroir, touring a winery to learn how the wines are made, visiting four tasting rooms to experience the wines of Rasteau, Cairanne, Gigondas, Châteauneuf de Pape, and Côtes du Rhône, and enjoying a 4-course lunch at the restaurant affiliated with one of the wineries. The guide, Olivier, was engaging, articulate, and incredibly knowledgeable.
Fantastic!! We did the full day Côtes du Rhône tour lead and chauffeured by Olivier and attended by three couples, including us (6 guests total). Olivier’s knowledge of wine is vast and deep! We came in knowing next to nothing about French wine and didn’t feel patronized or overwhelmed. Olivier was happy to answer any questions and also immediately made the group feel comfortable and exciting. We visited 4 wineries (all wonderful) and tasted SO much wine! The lunch was one of the best meals we had in France. Olivier was even kind enough to drive us by a store to purchase a specific box that can be checked at the airport for getting purchased wine bottles home safely. We had a great day and would recommend this tour to anyone!
Great day in the Southern Rhone region We had a fantastic time with Olivier touring the Southern Rhone and tasting wines at very different wineries in the area. We had not realized how diverse and excellent the wines were in the region and had a great time tasting and learning about them. There were 6 of us in the group in the morning, and 4 in the afternoon, which made for a really personal experience and we really enjoyed interacting with the other members of the group. Olivier has incredible knowledge of the area and the wines, and we were so impressed with how different each winery was, and Olivier's explanations of how the wines were made and the impact of the terroir. He also is a really nice guy, and we had a wonderful time. Thanks again, Olivier!
Excellent tour. Olivier has a wealth of knowledge of the wines of the cote du rhone.WeI learned about wines i had never tried. It was a nice mix of small family Run vineyards to more well known. I was so glad I booked this tour.
A Day to Truly Wine About! Honestly, we are wine aficionados, and have been for, well, over 40 years. We enjoy new adventures, exploring wines and wineries unknown in the US. As a result, we booked Wine Uncorked and Olivier, for a full day, explaining our preferences and desires, and leaving the rest to his judgement. Ah! A day of true delight! Olivier is a font of knowledge, from vine to wine. From details of region and terroir, to his choice of tiny nibbles that accompanied and highlighted the wines, he reflected on and explored the influences, features, acids, balance, along with the winemaker’s history and style. Lunch, which he made arrangements for at the mountainside hotel Les Floret and featured the wines of Domaine le Garrigue, was worth every euro. Over the four exquisitely prepared courses and four exemplary wines, we marveled at the rolling scenery and basked in the glorious day. (Do go! Do!) But most of all, it was the difference in the wineries and tasting rooms from those in the US and many better known European locations, that delighted us. So many wineries are filled with busloads of tourists and set up to be large “event spaces. Instead, the “tasting rooms” we visited were little more than a tiny space off to the side, with chair or stool (and of course the wine!), and not a bus insight. Not one. These wineries were a true reflection of a working vineyard: a simple place to taste, smell the bouquet of the season and the wine, while owners and employees were working their land and vines. Practically speaking, book in advance as we did, so that you have the choice of days you may prefer. Some seasons are busy and are booked up early. We chose a private tour, just the two of us and Olivier, but Wines Uncorked can accommodate larger groups. Olivier was excellent in response time, and forthcoming with information that can tailor a trip to preferred locations, explorations, and tastings. If you enjoy a wine tour that’s more interesting than a “standard bus group”, DO contact Wines Uncorked. And yes, we’ve already recommended Wines Uncorked to our wine and travel loving friends.
Full day wine tour We had a wonderful day with Olivier! He was incredibly knowledgeable about wine of the region and is a very good teacher/guide!! We loved the wine pairing with lunch. I would highly recommend this tour to everyone! Friendly guide, beautiful views, amazing wine!