Two French Wine Trips To Take This Fall

The vineyards of Beaumes-de-Venise with the commune of Suzette in view. Credit: JILL BARTH

I’ve recently written about two extraordinary travel opportunities for lovers of French wine. Both dive deep into culture and experience while keeping wine front and center.

An Autumn Escape To France’s Hilltop Wine Towns, published on Forbes, is all about Rhône Valley communes in Provence, along the Dentelles de Montmirail:

Hill towns capture the imagination and inspire travel, and Provençal villages situated around the Dentelles de Montmirail are no exception. These villages anchor gem wine regions of France’s Southern Rhône Valley, distinct cru defined by their own names: Beaumes-de-Venise, Cairanne, Gigondas and Vacqueyras.

Offering the natural, rugged side of the south of France, the Dentelles de Montmirail are a lacy, jagged skyline caused by prehistoric geological upset to Jurassic limestone. Ancient villages cling to the mountains and vineyards are planted along the terraced slopes and the hem of the range.

New Ways to Experience Burgundy Winemaking History This Fall, published on Forbes, uncovers an oral history project as well as a new wine museum in Beaune:

A new project is being revealed to preserve this patrimony through the transmission of knowledge and memory. The Paroles Vigneronnes (Winemakers Words) oral history project has been created by l’Association des Climats du Vignoble de Bourgogne to capture the expertise of the custodians of the vines and cellars of the wine region.

I invite you to enjoy both of these stories by clicking over to Forbes. Thank you!

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One Comment Add yours

  1. Lynn says:

    Spent a week exploring the Southern Rhone Hilltop wine towns you mention several years ago. Definitely over due for a follow up (that hopefully includes hiking in the Dentelles de Montmirail!). Look forward to reading your article.

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