Monday, September 24, 2012


If you ever make it to Provence, I highly recommend signing up for a wine tour.  We checked all the recommendations in Rick Steves' France 2012 book and chose to schedule a half day private wine tour with Celine from Le Vin a la Bouche...and it was well worth it!

The day we went on our tour, the sun was blazing and we had been at the flea market all morning, so we were plenty ready to sample some wines! :)

We chose to tour wineries in the Chateauneuf-du-Pape region...and let me just say, there are some seriously good wines produced in this area of France!!!

We completely lucked out while we were on one of our tours, because a truck filled with freshly picked grapes that had just been harvested pulled up and dropped them off only a few feet from where we were happily sipping some wine.  It was so cool to get to see what happens as grapes begin their process into becoming wine!

This large machine takes the grapes, strips them off the stems and then spits the stems out...sending the grapes on to be juiced...

All in all, it was a pretty fun way to spend the afternoon!

Hope you enjoy the rest of your evening ~