This day activity provides you with the full Provençal sensory experience enjoying and learning about two of the best things this wonderful region has to offer – its fabulous food and its exquisite wines.
Learn how to prepare typical Provençal dishes with one of Wine Uncovered’s cooking hosts. In the morning, you will learn how to recreate the taste and flavours of Provence for your family and friends back home using seasonal produce fresh from Vaison-la-Romaine’s famous market and the trusted local farmer’s shop.
The cooking class take place in the kitchen of a delightful private Provencal house in the beautiful hills around Vaison-la-Romaine. Enjoy the product of your morning’s work with some excellent local wines on the enchanting garden terrace.
I will meet you after lunch for a Wine Uncovered guided visit to the vineyards and cellars of two leading wine estates in one or two of the Southern Rhône’s premium wine villages – Gigondas, Vacqueyras, Rasteau, Cairanne, Sablet or Séguret.
Wine Estates that we visit
I have researched each wine estate that we visit – their philosophy, terroir, and wine-growing approach. This allows me to lead each guided visit and tasting, and point out what is interesting and genuinely different as we visit each estate.
I have in-depth knowledge of the wine region and its leading producers. I work with the Inter-professional Association of Rhône growers (Inter Rhône) and I provide Rhône wine consultancy services for importers. Please do not hesitate to request a wine estate of specific interest.
Price (Own Transport)
125 euros per person, including lunch
Subject to a minimum of two adults per group
To Book this Tour or request further information: Please Contact Me
Including pick-up from and return to your residence: Please Contact Me for a quote.
Private Tour Pricing
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9.30am at your cooking class in Vaison-la-Romaine.
Lunch & Finish time:
I will meet you at 2pm after the magnificent lunch you and your host have prepared. We will then set off for our wine tour.
The wine tour will finish at approximately 5.15pm in the wine village.
Any Prior Wine Knowledge Required?
My tours cater for all wine-drinkers, from those you know very little about wine, to enthusiasts seeking to broaden their understanding. My relaxed and informal tours can be tailored to suit each individual, as introductory or as in-depth as you require.
If you are a veteran wine estate visitor and you have seen more than your fair share of wine-making cellars, I will tailor the tour accordingly.
Transport to the Cooking Class and vineyards
You require your car to get to Vaison-la-Romaine (postcode 84110) for the cooking class. Directions and contact number will be provided by your cooking host, following confirmation of the tour.
I will then meet you the at the wine village for the afternoon wine tour.
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.
All the tour commentary is in the vineyards and the wine cellars.