A Visual Tour of Famille Perrin Winery

As part of our Virtual Winemaker project where we invited you, our customers, to get involved in the making of a southern French red in conjunction with our friends at the prestigious Famille Perrin winery, we ran a competition for those taking part to win a trip to the winery. I was delighted to spend two fantastic days recently with winners Tony and Antoni, plus Antoni’s wife Anna and Tim from our import company in the south of France.  Here is a selection of photos from our trip, which gives you a fascinating insight into life at this stunning family owned, French winery.

The cellars at Beaucastel
The awesome cellars at Chateau Beaucastel

Cellars at Beaucastel
More of the cellars
Beaucastel 2001
Antoni and Anna admiring the winery
Galet stones
The famous galet stones of Chateauneuf du Pape


Marc Perrin
’89 bottle, ’91 magnum and vieilles vignes with Marc Perrin, Anna and Antoni.
Gigondas 2
Antoni and Anna in Gigondas
125 year vines
125 year old vines
Gigondas Terrior
Outrageous Gigondas terroir near The Dentelles
Gigondas terroir
More of the Gigondas terroir at 400m

Gigondas Terroir

The surroundings through Tony’s shades

The gang


The gang

The gang
The gang
Great food
Lunch at L’Oustalet in Gigondas village
Sampling the wine
Cheese with truffles
And remember it’s truffle season, so everything has truffles in it, even the cheese!
Great food
Great food
Antoni and Tony booting about in a truck up the back of Vinsobres – good fun.
Tony in the truck
The fantastic terroir of Vinsobres

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