My husband and I had a wonderful experience as part of our honeymoon on the new "Wine Education in the Rhone Valley" (june 2013) tour with Marc, who is a wine expert. We were the only two for the morning part of the session, where we went to a vineyard and along the way received an in-depth education on wine in France, particularly the South of France. At the estate we had a tour of the brewing facilities and learned more about the theory and techniques for tasting wine. My husband and I were curious, and had never learned officially had to do this before and it was a fun, eye-opening experience. Marc was so knowledgeable, helpful and funny–it was cool to feel like we were getting a private tour! There were also some yummy snacks and olive oil tasting offered here as well. We soaked everything in and then went for lunch in a pretty town with a castle (Beaumes de Venise).
We went back to Avignon to pick up guests for the afternoon section of the tour, where we went to two wineries, including the famous region Chateauneuf-du-Pape. We were joined by a large group of 10 other people and had fun tasting wines together. There was also a pit stop at a castle(Chateauneuf-du-Pape) , photo op in the vineyards and stop at a chocolate shop for more souvenirs.
I am impressed with all the knowledge I walked away with from the tour (and have been spouting off to my wine-loving friends) and have fallen in love with wine, particularly from the South of France, even more! This is a great tour for wine lovers who wish to deepen their knowledge.