Wednesday, July 07, 2010

A vineyard tour

Every summer around the end of June, a big English tour bus arrives and parks behind our back gate. The door opens and a group of young students heads out into the vines as part of their tour of the Domaine de la Renaudie wine cellars.

The annual British invasion of the vineyard behind our house.

Patricia Denis, the wife of the winemaker and the woman who runs the business, leads the group out into the vines to show them how it all starts. I presume it's and end-of-school-year trip for these lucky students. This year they're a bit late, having arrived in early July.


  1. The important question: do they have a tasting at the end?

  2. Ah, the joy of a school field trip. Lucky indeed.

  3. sort like migrating birds, do you put out seed?

  4. rick, I don't know about Britain, but the French school year ended on July 2. Now they have 2 months off.

    scottsabode, good question!

    starman, I never went to winery on a school trip. That would have been fun!

    michael, no, just tea and crumpets.


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