Why do you not offer a Chateauneuf du Pape wine tasting?

The wines of Chateauneuf du Pape are rightly world famous. As a result the village of Chateauneuf du Pape has become a thriving tourist center. Many of the vineyards have moved their tasting rooms from the vineyards into village center shops/tasting rooms to cater for tourist demand. Tastings in Chateauneuf can therefore feel generic, as one tourist group after another trails through.

Meanwhile the quality of Provencal wine outside Chateauneuf du Pape has improved dramatically in the last twenty years. Vineyard visits still offer an authentic experience and way of getting up close to the wine making process and the vigneron responsible for the wine. At Provence Guru we therefore offer one tasting at a Luberon vineyard and one outside Cassis.

For wine enthusiasts who really want to sample Chateauneuf, Lourmarin is lucky enough to claim one of France’s top wine negociants as a resident. Laurent Tardieu makes top Rhone wines for export all over the world, including Chateauneuf. A tasting of Chateauneuf in Lourmarin can be arranged on request.

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