Sunday, March 28, 2010

Words & Wine 2010--it's happening!

Words & Wine 2010:  June 20 to the 27th! The itinerary includes many exciting and fun days, like....

Monday, June 21st:
10:15a.m. Tasting at Domaine Gallety
11:30a.m: Special Tour of the Old Viviers Catherdral by Father Georges
12:30pm: Lunch at the Relais du Vivarais
2:00pm: A tour and tasting at Latour winery, a larger winery known for its Chardonnay and Grand Ardeche Wines
3:00pm: A stop a the Roman ruins of Alba La Romaine

3:45pm: Tour and tasting a Mas d'Intras winery (a personal favorite)

5:00pm: Stop a Lavender Museum and gardens as we drive through the Gorges de Ardeche
6:30pm: Return to Notre Dame de Cousignac for aperitifs
6:30pm to 8pm: Winemaker Raphael Pommier will guide us on a tour of the Notre Dame de Cousignac vineyards

and the still-operational 13th century chapel on the property, followed by a tour and overview of the winery's winemaking operations with a private tasting of the wonderful wines of Notre Dame de Cousignac (the rose' is not to be missed!!)
8:00pm:  A very special dinner at the winery; regional specialties prepared by Rachel and Raphael Pommier and paired with both Notre Dame de Cousignac wines and other regional wines. 

And if history repeats itself, much talk and revelry late into the evening. Jet lag? What jet lag??

There are still a couple of spots left on the trip. More info and registration available at --or leave a comment and we'll send you the info.