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Address: 120 Avenue Joseph Vernet, 84810, Avignon, France
Phone Number: +(33)(0)6 19 29 50 81



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The Highlight of our Trip to France

Our goal was to see some of the charming villages of Provence AND taste some of the amazing wines of the Rhone Valley. We were able to accomplish both with Mike's wonderful tour... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 10, 2016
Saint Louis, Missouri
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

Our goal was to see some of the charming villages of Provence AND taste some of the amazing wines of the Rhone Valley. We were able to accomplish both with Mike's wonderful tour. He is incredibly knowledgeable and very personable. It was exactly the right balance of history, countryside vistas, small village experience, viticulture and wine tasting. Mike's knowledge of... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

My wife and I contacted Mike through a note in Rick Steves Meditteranean Cruise Port Guide. He picked us up promptly in Marseille and drove us into the Rhone valley stopping at a 12th century abbey with lavender fields and a lovely drive to one of his favorite wineries in the area, Tara. Mike is a master sommelier and it... More 

Thank straessl
Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016

My husband and I, as part of our honeymoon, have made a wine tour with Mike in the Rhone region in mid August 2015. This was one of the best experiences we have had, and a great activity to do for wine lovers and newlyweds :) ! Mike is VERY knowledgeable and taught us history of wine from it's very... More 

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016

We have gone to many wine tours in Italy and North America. This was by far the best. Mike picked us up in a far away village in the hills and took on a very informative and relaxing trip. I learned so much and enjoyed ever minute.

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Manhattan Beach, California, United States
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2016

Mike was fantastic. To start he squeezed us in and picked us up at 6am because he had a previously booked couple we had to pick up in one of the hilltop towns an hour away. He came with pastries in hand. He was so informative about the area and his enthusiasm for wine was wonderful. If you love wine... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

My wife, daughter and I toured with Mike in early November 2015. It was a beautiful day and Mike's knowledge of the geology, the soil, grapes and the history of the french art of wine making is tremendous. He's got great relationships with local wine makers and we tasted excellent wines all day. Our time with Mike was one of... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

Mike picked us up at our b&b which was out of town and not easy to find. We started the day with a view of the old pope chateau and a description of the different grapes used in this area. We enjoyed two great tastings along with driving and walking through the various vineyards. We learned a great deal about... More 

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San Diego, California
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Mike picked 8 of us up right on time from our Viking ship in Avignon. We first visited the summer castle of the Pope and saw beautiful scenery. Mike had lots of information to share regarding the grapes and the vineyards we saw and visited. We then had a tasting at a small family run winery - Domaine Durieu. Excellent... More 

Thank Judy555
Indio, California
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32 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

We contacted Mike Rijken after deciding we wanted to tour the Luberon area while staying in Isle-de-la-Sourgue. He provided an outstanding tour, which included a thousand year old Abbey, Rousillon and other nearby villages and a couple of wineries. They were also enjoyable, although wine tasting was not our primary reason for touring this area. He was very knowledgeable on... More 

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Loomis, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

We spent a full day learning all about the Cotes du Rhone wines, and it was fascinating. Michael is thoroughly knowledgeable about all aspects from the different types of soil, grapes, and environments, to the manner in which the different wines are aged. We visited three different wineries and tasted an amazing number of wines of every color available. We... More 

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