Terrance’s Wine Tour (Vaucluse) September 13-16, 2024


About 15 years ago I was invited to an afternoon cocktail party at Nicole 'Poppy' Salinger's Paris apartment and over the years I had visited La Bastide Rose, 'toured' with Poppy, the museum she created to remember her husband Pierre Salinger and sampled Emmanuel's provencal cuisine accompanied by wines from his personal cellar.

Pierre was famous as JFK’s press secretary part of the young leaders of the new frontier. A serious bon vivant and gourmet it should come as no surprise that JFK signed him the task of rounding up all the Cuban cigars before he signed the Cuban Embargo act-several found their way into Pierre’s hands and you will see the cigar box that contained them during our visit.

It is finally time to create a visit to La Bastide Rose

Our Hosts Poppy Salinger and her son, the Chef Emmanuel de MENTHON welcome us to LA BASTIDE ROSE

The September program is SOLD OUT

Upcoming dates TBD

Friday, September 13 :

Arrival Avignon TGV in the afternoon, transfer to Bastide Rose

Relax with an aperitif and visit to the Pierre Salinger museum and exhibition, followed by olive oil tasting (fruity green and black).

Wine dinner included, introduction to local wines

Saturday September 14th :

after breakfast, drive to Domaine du Durban

visit to Château La Nerthe, estate and 7 wines including 5 Chateauneuf-du-Pape

Departure for Crestet (45-minute drive) to Domaine Chêne Bleu (Ventoux)

where lunch is served after the visit and tasting.

Return to Bastide Rose (1h drive)

Dinner with wine and food pairings (discover Vaqueyras, Gigondas and Muscat de Baume de Venise)

Sunday, September 15 :

after breakfast, drive to Isle-sur-la-Sorgue (15-minute drive)

Discover the market and antique shops

lunch at the village café (among the antique dealers)

Visit to the Filaventure museum (the most beautiful wools in the world) before leaving for Apt (35 minutes): Château de Mille (one of the oldest estates in Luberon), visit and wine tasting.

Return to Bastide Rose (1h drive)

Dinner with food and wine pairing (discovery of North and South Luberon wines and a surprise from the chef)

Monday, September 16 :

after breakfast to Avignon (25 minutes)

Access and visit to the papal gardens, Pont St Benezet and Palais des Papes (English tablet included).

Lunch in front of the Palace: the Pope's mustard shop, menu and wines included.

Shuttle to TGV station for return trip

PRICE: 4 days 3 nights


sedan for 2 occupants or 9-seater minibus with insurance and fuel

driver, Emmanuel de MENTHON

visits and tasting fees for participants (driver included)

3 lunches, drinks included

3 dinners at Bastide Rose, drinks included,

3 nights in a double room with breakfasts

Train Tix not included


2220€ (1850+370*)  par personne en chambre double pour 2 personnes

2220€ (1850+370*) par personne en chambre double pour 4 personnes

1970€ (1600+370*) par personne en chambre double pour 6 personnes

Ajouter 500€ pour une personne occupant la chambre en single

Ajouter 160€ par personne pour un séjour en Suite (seulement 2 suites)

Reservations: Terrance@paris-expat.com

Deposit to confirm booking: 370 euros per person

Balance due by July 1

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