Virtual Winemaker Trip – Part One

You may recall that Antoni from Cambridge and Tony from London were the lucky winners of the Virtual Winemaker trip to the Perrin Family winery.  Recently the three of us, plus Antoni’s wife Anna and Tim from our import company, spent two fantastic days in the south of France.  Here are a few snaps from our trip.

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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  1. David Hoar


    somebody remembered to take a decent camera along this time 😉

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