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Welcome to La Madelene : Rhone Wine Holidays

Our Wine Tours in Summary

              

NB: See availability page for 2015 tour dates, If you dont see the availability that suits your travel dates contact us anyway, we might be able to help... - e-mail us at rhonewineholidays@googlemail.com or call 00 33 490 62 1933/00 33 675788497


Our approach to wine is serious but our attitude to life is informal. We want you to stay with us in our home and enjoy all the comforts and conviviality of sharing meals around a table, and relaxing on a terrace or around the pool.

La Madelène was built in the 12th century as a priory and it still has an air of retreat about it, nestled amongst vineyards and orchards in the foot hills of Mont Ventoux. That is why our prices cover every aspect of your stay - accommodation and meals at La Madelène and at restaurants, as well as tutored tastings and visits to vignerons and the chance to taste up to 70 of what we think are the most exciting wines being made in the southern Rhone Valley today.


Tour 1: Selected Domaines of the Southern Rhone (3 nights)

Check availability page for precise dates.


Our three night tour is aimed at the wine lover who wants the 'edited highlights' of this fascinating wine region. 'Selected Domaines'  offers a mix of wine briefing from Philip at La Madelène followed by visits and tastings to between 7 and 8 highly regarded estates representing the very best of the Southern Rhone.

Our estate selection aims to vary "rising star"s, established prestige estates and artisanal family producers - the emphasis is on getting under the skin of the vignerons, their philosophy and the way they make their wine. We are NOT about taking you to impersonal commercialised tasting rooms! Amongst the estates we visit are famous names such as Beaucastel, Solitude, La Nerthe, Vatican, Pegau, Grand Veneur , Roger Sabon, Mordorée as well as lesser known gems such as Goubert, Bosquets, Escaravailles, Saint Jean de Barroux, Montirius , Bois de Boursan, Mont Thabor,  and Clos de Trias. Naturally you will have ample opportunity to enjoy the wines as an accompaniment to fabulous food at our selected restaurants and at our table. Depending on your stamina you will have in this short space of time experienced tasting around 50 of the best wines available in this region from over 20 hand picked properties.

An immersion in this splendid wine region in just three days!
Detailed itinerary for this tour






Tour 2: Rhone Stars Short Tour (1 day / 1 night)



For our guests who are perhaps already in the region we offer a short tour package which comprises a one night stay and dinner at La Madelène, followed by a day tour visiting a minimum of three Domaines and a gourmet Provencal lunch including wine. The price includes all these elements.

There are no set dates for these short tours - please give us a call or e-mail us to arrange dates. Your transport for the day is a 9 seater air-conditioned Mercedes Vito. We can take up to 8 people on these tours but if you want a private trip for your party contact us and we will arrange it.

There are no set dates for our short tours : contact us to see if we can accommodate your preferred dates:

E: rhonewineholidays@googlemail.com
T: 00 33 490 62 19 33 or M: 00 33 6757 88 497
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Tour 3: Bespoke Day Tour (1 day)

For those already staying in our region La Madelène Rhone Wine Holidays can provide a bespoke, private, one day tour service, subject to availability. We will pick you up (we can take up to 8 ) in our Mercedes Vito at around 9:30 am and chauffeur you on a wine tasting circuit to some of the Southern Rhone's finest estates - we will visit and taste at a minimum three important Domaines during the day.

The price includes a typical Provencal bistro lunch including wine. The tours conclude at approximately 5:30 pm. Payment by cash in euros on the day.There are no set dates for these day tours - please give us a call or e-mail us to arrange dates.

E: rhonewineholidays@googlemail.com
T: 00 33 490 62 19 33 or M: 00 33 6757 88 497
More information regarding this tour