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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Rhône to Provence 8-Day Wine & Food Experience with "Thru The Vines" October 28th, 2023 -November 4th, 2023 This small group tour through Southern France is for lovers of fine wine, exceptional cuisine, and an appreciation of French culture, and people. From stunning hilltops to the breathtaking Mediterranean coastline, explore and visit small artisan wineries, whose wines are available for purchase here in the USA. Prepare and dine on sumptuous meals with some of the region’s top chefs. Return each day to charming and unique accommodations chosen especially for you the discerning traveler. For more information and booking click here [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Chateau Pontet-Canet is a Fifth growth Bordeaux in Pauillac, and is one of my most memorable wine estate visits. It was part of my  MW student Bordeaux trip in March of 2017. Alfred Tesseron was a welcoming and warm host, and along with his “régisseur”(viticulturist and winemaker) Jean-Michel Comme, we tasted through several vintages, wandered through the vineyards and winery learning about this biodynamically certified  estate. The wines we tasted were all elegant, delicious, with fine tannin and black berried brilliance.Tasting through the vintages, you can see the stamp that is Pontet-Canet, and the freshness and purity of the fruit featuring more prominently in more recent years; mirroring their