Wine Rally

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Wine Rally

The 10th Annual Mont Ste. Victoire Wine Rally takes place on Saturday October 15th 2011. The rally is one of the most enjoyable ways of discovering the AOC: Côte de Provence Sainte Victoire. Team up with some friends and select a designated driver. Then you are off for a full day excursion to visit the different vineyards at the foot of Cezanne’s favorite mountain.

Each stop includes a workshop: grape picking, grape trimming, wine tasting etc. Each team will have to find a hidden clue at each stop in order to become the grand prize winner.  But all participants who sign up will be offered a bottle of wine.

Departure from the Rousset town hall where everyone is welcome for breakfast and handed a Rally Guidebook before setting off from vineyard to vineyard as detailed in the guide.  Stop for lunch consisting of pork daube (stew) with polenta provided by the vineyards. More vineyard stops in the afternoon before meeting up again at the Rousset town hall at 5:30 pm where cocktails will be served as the prize winners of this very unique treasure hunt will be announced.

Cost 25 € per person.  You must sign up before October 8th and forms can be downloaded from the website www.vins-sainte-victoire.com