Dates 5th to 8th JUNE (3 nights)
795€ per person (mid Season)
Places are limited to EIGHT (plus your Guides and Hosts, Helen & Nigel)
Travel in an air-conditioned Mini Bus (pick up and drop off)
Accommodation in a luxury “The Winemaker’s House” Gîte with Pool on a Wine Estate.
Accommodation includes all linen, towels, heating, Wi-Fi, TV etc. 5 x Bedrooms – 3 x Large Double and 2 x Twin. 3 x Bathrooms (one with bath, two with shower)
FWW will provide all Tea, Coffee, Water & Soft Drinks during the stay at the Gîte
http://www.domainedemourchon.com (for pictures and more info on the estate)
All meals (including Continental Breakfast each day) and wines (except where specified)
In order to fit all 8 guests comfortably, we will be taking a car as well as the Mini Bus – this should leave space for some wine purchases along the way!
A full itinerary of tastings, winery visits, vineyard explorations and guided tours, a wine themed dinner and much more……
DAY 1 – Saturday 5th June
Depart Vence, Antibes or Nice (depends on consensus of guests) 09h00
Noon – Picnic Lunch with Wine provided by FWW
(e.g. a Selection of Cold Cuts, Charcuterie, Cheeses & Patés with Bread and Salads & Patisserie & Fresh Fruit for Dessert)
Approx. 14h00 arrive at the Winemaker’s House – settle in and make yourselves comfy.
15h00 – Domaine de Mourchon Winery & Estate Visit plus tasting of their full range of award winning wines
19h30 – Dinner at a local Restaurant in Séguret – 3 Course Menu plus ½ bottle of wine per person included in price
DAY 2 – Sunday 6th June
09h00 – A full day of Winery Visits and Tastings that should leave your palate and mind wanting for nothing in wine terms!! An unrivalled opportunity to visit the stunning and diverse vineyard landscapes of Châteauneuf du Pape, Gigondas, Rasteau and Vacqueyras and visit at least 2 different Domaines in the region to taste through the differing and exquisite wines of the region. Your FWW wine expert, Helen, plus a local guide, Olivier, will be there to guide you through the mysteries of terroir, the regions grape varieties and give you an opportunity to taste some of the very finest wines of Provence.
13h00 – Restaurant lunch (probably Vacqueyras but TBC) – Menu and ½ bottle of wine per person included
14h30 – Tour continues
18h30 – return to the Winemaker’s House for a bit of a relax!
19h30 – Aperitifs on the Terrace overlooking the Vineyards then FWW will provide a full BBQ – juicy rare steaks, sausages and brochettes to accompany the gutsy, tannic and utterly delicious Côte du Rhône Villages reds of Domaine de Mourchon. As fully fledged Rhône wine experts after your day of tastings and visits, FWW propose a gentle Wine Quiz to test your vinous knowledge and to continue sipping and enjoying the ambience as the evening draws to a close.
Day 3 – Monday 7th June
10h30 – After a bit of a “lie-in”, Nigel of FWW will be on hand to drive you round the region to pick up a bit of culture! The itinerary for this more mellow day may include the Roman ruins of Vaison la Romaine, the stunning Mont Ventoux, and the pretty village of Séguret itself. Lunch is not included on this day, so you are free to wander, sight see and pick up a light lunch at your leisure….but be warned! Back at the ranch, Helen will have been preparing for the Grand Finalé:
19h30 – FWW will host a Six Course Gourmet Degustation Food & Wine Matching Dinner, showcasing wines from both the Northern & Southern Rhône – a full Wine Tasting Dinner to satisfy the most demanding of Gourmands and with the added appeal of enjoying it in situ – in the beautiful arena of vines that is Domaine de Mourchon.
Day 4 – Tuesday 8th June
Return to the Riviera – we haven’t planned a departure time, so we can leave after Breakfast and when it suits the party.
Price: 795€ per person (TTC)
To book, we will need a deposit of 395€ per person (cheques made payable to NHB Riviera SARL) by 12th APRIL.