If you want to experience Chateauneuf du Pape like an insider, I cannot imagine a better place to stay than the Wine B&B owned by Daniele Raulet Reynaud. If you are lucky enough to secure one of her three rooms in this former vinegrowers home, you are really in for a treat.
From the first moment that you meet Daniele you recognize what a very special person she is: energetic, exuberant, warm, personable, welcoming guests into her home as if they were part of the family. The Wine B&B is Danielle's home, a home filled with a history reflecting her years of international travel and her passion for French wine. A stay with Daniele is a stay with one of the best known professional sommeliers and wine lecturers in France. In addition to running the Wine B&B, Daniele is a speaker and trainer on French wine and cheese throughout Asia. Clearly she is a great person to help guide your days exploring the vineyards of Chateauneuf du Pape. And a tour of Daniele's wine cellar is an opportunity to get an insider's view of the very famous Chateauneuf du Pape wines. During the summer time, guests can partake in weekly wine and cheese pairing lectures led by Daniele, an experience I have not yet had, but will definitely return for.
Rooms are large, clean, beautifully furnished, some with views of Mont Ventoux and the Dentelles de Montmirail. Breakfasts feature local cheese, meats, bread, jams and fresh yogurt and juices and are served either in the garden or the lovely breakfast room.
If you are looking for an opportunity to experience Chateauneuf du Pape in a way few tourists experience, a stay with Daniele will definitely not disappoint!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the famous vineyard of Chateauneuf-du-Pape, right in the heart of the village, this quiet vinegrowers’ house will be a starting point towards many art festivals and sightseeing spots in this highly cultural area. Danièle is a professional sommelier and wine lecturer worldwide. She will share with you her travels experience, the art of provencal lifestyle, her passion of cuisine and secrets of French wines and cheese. Develop your own expertise on wine during an exciting and pleasant stay combining the discovery of the region, its culture and its traditions in mini wine workshops or simply during a wine sampling break in the VIGNES-RHONE cellar. Gourmet breakfasts will be served in the garden by the pond Impressive collection of wine and cooking books at your disposal in the library cosy corner and thousand of others discoveries … ... more less