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Frank L
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
First, scheduling the tour with Olivier was easy, and communications/responses were consistent and fast. Olivier clearly has extensive knowledge of both the wines and the wineries/chateaus throughout the region. My wife and I toured 3 wineries (3/4 day tour), and all were excellent. I was impressed that each of the chateau owners/families clearly knew and trusted Olivier well, and they almost treated him like family (we seemed to have access to roam wherever we wanted). Last, if you love food and wine pairings, make sure you ask Olivier to book the restaurant "Coteaux & Fourchettes" for lunch. This is a Michelin rated restaurant near Orange, and we had a fantastic 3 course meal paired with 2 glasses of wine each for ~$100. Both the meal and the wine tour were bucket list items for both of us.
Written February 27, 2020
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Intrepid67explorers
Sacramento, CA16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
After several tours with Olivier in past years, we did two more this past month with different relatives & friends. As always, it's a delightful and educational experience. Olivier's knowledge of oenology and terroir matches his enthusiasm. There is not the slightest bit of pretention, just an accumulation of experience and passion for sharing the wonders of the vineyards and wines of the Cotes du Rhone. He personalizes each itinerary according to the needs and interests of each very fortunate group, introducing visitors to the various properties and producers of the regions.
Written May 1, 2022
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Tim
Asheville, NC24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Couples
Visiting the Cote du Rhone wine region with Olivier is nothing short of wonderful. He picked us up at the Avignon train station, having emailed us the precise train to take from Arles, and, joined by a delightful couple from Buffalo, NY whisked us north where a day of education and tasting awaited.

If you are visiting Provence and want a first class escorted tour of the unique wine areas north of Avignon, book Olivier and do so early--he fills up quickly.
Written August 17, 2021
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Brandon M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
Olivier is amazing and we loved our experience. We did the full day wine tour and it exceeded our expectations. Olivier picked us up from our hotel in Gigondas and drove us all day as we wanted to properly enjoy all the wines :). I have been to Mendoza, Napa Valley, Langhe and Chianti wine regions and this was by far the most I have ever learned. We visited 4 wineries and got to try a number of delicious wines and Olivier educated us on each winery and the wines to help us better understand what makes this region so special. We also stopped twice to see some vineyards to better understand the terroir and how the soils and vines differ. Olivier also recommended a great lunch spot for us at Domaine De Cabasse and it was delicious. If you are in this region I would highly recommend Olivier as the value you get for the price and service is amazing!
Written August 15, 2021
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Ellen
Chicago, IL8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
Highly recommended. We had an exceptional full day tour with Olivier, visiting 4 wineries, with a break for lunch. We have never been on a day tour that compares with this wonderful experience. Not only is Olivier extremely knowledgeable about the wines, he also makes the information easily understandable. Under his guidance, we tasted the differences between wines based on the soil conditions and other characteristics of the plots of land where the grapes were grown. In the same way he allowed comparisons of different vintages of the same wine from a single estate and explained the impact of each year’s weather conditions on the wine. Olivier clearly has great working relationships with the estate owners and vintners, who welcomed us, but then left us with Olivier, who presented the wines, paired with a taste of cheese, to enhance understanding and appreciation of the wine. We had reserved the tour months ahead and, over many emails, Olivier was always extremely helpful and responsive. As arranged, he picked us up and returned us to our guesthouse in Avignon
Written May 17, 2023
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Robert B
Brooklyn, NY13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Without a doubt, Olivier delivered the best tour in wine country that I’ve ever been on. He is a dynamo of a human being and delivered hour after hour of incredibly vivid details of how a vineyard produces wine from the time of a wine vine seedling until you are swirling around the final product in your glass. Olivier took us into the vineyard rows and showed us just what makes Chateauneuf du Pape terroir so special….He pointed out the important anatomy of the vines and surrounding vegetation and gave us the geological history of the region. We tried wines from all over the South Rhône including my 3 favorites: Chateauneuf du Pape, Gigondas and Vacqeyras. We had a delicious 3 course lunch with wine pairings for a very reasonable price at the base of a gorgeous landscape in Gigondas. Then we toured an area I wasn’t familiar with, Rasteau, which I was pleasantly surprised at how good it was. I wish we could have booked another tour with Olivier, but he had no more spots left. Book early!
Written June 24, 2023
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Dennis M
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Our experience with Olivier was an absolute pleasure, from the initial email contact and follow-on planning, through the wonderful day we spent with him! He arrived on time at our hotel and as soon as we met I knew we had made a terrific choice. He is extremely knowledgeable, well spoken and a very keen guide. Based on our requests during the planning phase, we visited very interesting and enjoyable wineries, tasting 4 or 5 different wines at each. Olivier saved the “pièce de résistance” of our requests - Chateauneuf du Pape - for the final tasting. We were delighted. We now understand the meaning of wine terroir and how it impacts the wine, and how to read and interpret French wine labels. This which will help us as we make our future wine selections. He drove us to an incredibly beautiful little medieval village, Séguret, where we had a delightful lunch on an outdoor terrace. We thoroughly enjoyed his instructional techniques and found him to be very personable and quite interesting. We would not have had a fraction of our experience without Olivier. He has my highest recommendation.
Written May 15, 2022
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Tony B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
Oliver was top notch, guiding us through two areas of the Cotes du Rhone. My whole family (myself, wife and two teenagers) thoroughly enjoyed the trip. Communication beforehand was excellent and Oliver made everyone feel comfortable and engaged during the tour. I couldn’t recommend enough and his knowledge of the wines and the local appellations was impeccable.
Written June 18, 2023
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Janemarie C
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
Olivier is an engaging, humorous, and knowledgeable wine guide! He was recommended to me through our wine club leader and we are very happy that we took the suggestion!

Not only is Olivier proficient in the local wine industry, he is also fluent in English and French. He is deeply connected.

Our experience included stops in the various vineyards to view growing conditions and farming styles, an extraordinary wine paired lunch, tours of wine production facilities, plus tastings of the lovely wines at multiple vineyards.

Olivier helped us tremendously by collecting our wine orders from each vineyard we visited and managing the shipment to our home.

Olivier was a delight to work with. He customized our experience based on our timeline and specific needs. He was responsive to each email I sent.

Our group of 8 enjoyed our tour. We highly recommend!
Written May 16, 2024
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psamtani
United States76 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
My friends and I had a wonderful wine tour experience with Olivier. He is very knowledgeable and passionate about the wines of the region, and the tour gave us a good foundation for the rest of our stay (we did the full day tour). Olivier is also a very nice person and kept our group entertained and moving at a good pace. This was my third tour with Olivier (each time with a different group of friends). I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him again.
Written May 25, 2022
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