Press Release: 03/24/2010 – Wine Lovers Tours Announces Autumn Wine Tours in Provence

By March 24, 2010News, Press Release

Visiting Provence during the wine harvest is a magical time to be in Southern France and Wine Lovers Tours is Offering 2 different tours in October

New Haven, CT — March 24, 2010 — Visiting Provence during the wine harvest is a magical time to be in Southern France and Wine Lovers Tours is Offering 2 different tours in October. The Rhone Valley is a paradise for red wine lovers, where the Syrah grape reigns supreme. It is also home to some of the best cuisine in France. Visiting this area at any time of the year is a treat but during harvest it’s especially magical.

We can also thank Peter Mayle for our infatuation with Provence. After writing A Year in Provence and Toujours Provence, Peter inspired many Americans to discover this gorgeous area. In our humble opinion this is France at its best; if there are any naysayers about France, this area will convince them to become a francophile. The cuisine, the warmth of the people, the culture and the outstanding wines combine to make any visit here so memorable.

Wine Lovers Tours is offering 2 opportunities this Autumn: the first is ‘The Rhone Valley: Home of Serious Syrah’ October 6-October 14. The focus here is from Lyon to Avignon and besides Chateauneuf-du-Pape there will be visits to rising stars such as Gigondas, Vacqueyras and Tavel as well as the famous towns in the Northern Rhone. The tour will spend 1 night in Lyon and 3 nights in Tain L’Hermitage before traveling to Avignon. For more information, visit

The second is ‘A Week in Provence and the Languedoc’ October 14-October 22. Aix-en-Provence is a superb base to explore the heart of Mayle territory before moving to the Montpellier area, in the heart of the Languedoc. The Languedoc is famous for its garrigue landscape which even permeates the aromas of its wines. Cultural visits in this area will include the medieval town of La Couvertoirade and the Roquefort cheese caves. For more information on this tour, visit

Each tour includes gourmet dinners or lunch each day and VIP winery and cultural visits and each costs $3399 with a $100 discount for doing both tours. All participants in either tour will receive a copy of their choice of Peter Mayle’s Provence books.

For more information about the upcoming Autumn 2010 food and wine tours of Provence, visit

About Wine Lovers Tours:

Vin Marottoli of Wine Lovers Tours has over 28 years experience organizing and leading tours to the world’s most popular wine destinations. Vin has a Ph.D. in French and is also fluent in Spanish and Italian.


Contact Information:
Vincent Marottoli
Wine Lovers Tours
T:203-469-4218 / 800-256-0141
E: info (at) wineloverstours (dot) com

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