Useful Links

Visit the sites below to discover more about our area, the people we choose to work with; or simply to browse the best of on-line general and Rhone specific wine resources:

Rhone wine specific sites of interest

Facts & figures on Rhone wines from Inter-Rhone, the Rhone wine marketing body:

Site run by the federation of CNP producers:

Site hosted by syndicate of Gigondas producers:

A subscription site from the Rhone’s most experienced taster John Livingstone-Learmonth (excellent tasting notes):

A free site in Danish/English from fanatical “Rhonephile” Soren Gudiksen (sensationally comprehensive directory of everything southern Rhone):

A favourite UK wine merchant that majors on the Rhone:

Our Partner Sites

These sites reflect La Madelene’s current line up of wine tour partners as well as those who partner us with various events/retreats:

Robert and Joy Pygott our expert Burgundy tour guide colleagues (see – Burgundy/Rhone):

Our Loire wine tour partners Micaela Frow and Sue Hunt (see – Loire/Rhone):

We have enjoyed a long standing collaboration with David and Lynne Hammond  – they currently provide our excellent Burgundy Masterclass ( see – Burgundyclass)

A first rate general Provence tour company run by bi-lingual American Emily Durand:

An eclectic, bespoke tour company offering everything from cycling to gourmet , fashion and art. Run by the dynamic Jill Murwin:

One of the best of the cycling tour companies, France, Spain USA and more:

Gayle Olsen’s yoga retreats are held in some the world’s most fabulous locations ( including La Madelene):

Multi talented Julia ( yoga teacher/artist/top level cyclist) also offers yoga retreats at La Madelene:

Julian Merrow-Smith and Ruth Philips run very popular workshops around Julian’s plein-air painting expertise:

Our neighbors and producers of the fabulous olive oil we serve to our guests Bernard and Christine Bijaoui:

Foodie heaven : some favourite shops and cavistes

Vaison-la-Romaine’s wonderful cheese specialist run by celebrated “Meilleur Ouvrier de France” Josiane Deal:

Chocolate addicts heaven…and the best macaroons of the area:

Oasis in Carpentras and now Isle sur la Sorgues: very stylish tea room with fab cakes, “fruits confites” and much more…

The best caviste (wine retailer) and wine bar combined in our area run by the extremely knowledgable Matthieu Schillinger

Recommended Wine Tours in other Countries

France – General

Provence/Vaucluse Area

This is an excellent English language on-line journal/blog covering all aspects of Provencal life, produced by American (living in St.Remy) Julie Mautner.