Game of Rhônes: Discovering the Valley

What better way to combine adventure and wine than with the magnificent backdrop of The Rhône Valley. Follow this route which takes you to the heart of Vaucluse, to Mont Ventoux - then through to quick stops at our beloved wine makers.

By Christabel Brain
2017/09/29, 10:30 AM

1. Start the day off with a visit to one of our favourite vineyards, le Château Malijay.

Aude Deltin was a journalist in Paris when she decided to drop everything to join the family estate. She has managed to steer the estate into focusing on pleasure and taste, whilst keeping quality at the centre of what she does. That's exactly what you'll find if you stop here for a glass or two; great tasting, quality wines that talk to your pleasure sensors.

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2. Walk on the Montmirail

A few kilometers away, a breathtaking panorama awaits you. The Montmirail is 8 kilometers of jagged limestone ridges and beautiful sights with dozens of picnics spots scattered between forest walks and vineyards ...

@dbanon When the wind blows at the top of the Montmirail #dentellesdemontmirail #mistral #vaucluse #provence #paca #provenceguide #igersvaucluse


3. If you're still thirsty, there's still time to visit the domaine Grand Nicolet à Rasteau !

Jean-Pierre Bertrand runs this vineyard and will welcome you warmly. He takes great pleasure in showing people around his vines, some of which are over 80 years old!


4. To climb or not to climb le mont Ventoux ?

End your beautiful day of tasting with a picnic at the top of Mont Ventoux to watch the sunset. For those looking for a bit of exercise, why not wait till the next day and climb the mountain. It takes about 6 hours, and it is rumored that the north side is the most difficult, but also the most beautiful - so choose wisely!

@constance_mrch Welcome to #MontVentoux



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