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“Great wines with Joe”
Review of Winery Plus Tours

Winery Plus Tours
Ranked #1 of 3 Tours in Uzes
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Winery Plus Tours offers exclusive, small group wine and food tours to Chateauneuf du Pape, the Cotes du Rhone, the Languedoc and Uzes regions of southern France PLUS visits to local markets, artisan food producers and hands on cooking classes. We pride ourselves on showing you the best this incredible region has to offer.Custom itineraries upon request.Tours are hosted by Wine and Spirit Education Trust trained, local gastronome Joe MCLEAN.
Reviewed December 21, 2012

Tom and I visited Joe McLean, who runs Promo Vinum, in September 2012 and for two days he took us around some fantastic wineries and oil mills in the Uzès area of Provence. The wines we tasted were all highest quality, grown and treated along bio standards. We were received at the wineries very friendly and given thorough tours by the owners. These were all non-mass-market producers. Joe has a very good relationship with all of them, he really knows what to show you and where and can explain backgrounds very well. He was an excellent guide who also took us to some oil mills, which complemented the wine aspect well. A very intense and personal taste of Provence!

We also had some excellent meals to interrupt the days, these were all Joe's recommendations and again off the beaten track. Great! We can certainly recommend Joe's Pro Vinum Tours.

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Reviewed October 29, 2012

Joe was recommended to us by a friend and colleague who had recently been on one of his wine and food tours .We chose to take two tours and really enjoyed them both. The Wednesday trip around the local market and food and wine producers was the ideal warmup for the Chateauneuf-du-Pape tour on the Friday.Joe's familiarity with the growers and products around Uzes allowed us rare insights into their passion for the terroir. The opportunity to taste quality offerings and older vintages from the Cote du Rhone capped off an extraordinary week in Uzes.Thanks Joe, for helping to make our time in France truly memorable!

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Reviewed October 9, 2012

Whilst planning my holiday in Uzes I decided to do some research on wine tours in the region and was lucky enough to find Joe McLean of Promo Vinum - his offering of a full days tour of the Chateauneuf du Pape region was just what we were looking for and he did not disappoint! He picked us up from our apartment promptly, kindly supplied water for the journey and an amazing amount of knowledge of the region throughout the trip. We viisted 4 vineyards and he also booked us a fantastic restaurant 'La Mere Germaine' where his french was extremely helpful when ordering the food and wine. Joe offers many other tours including cooking for you at your home/apartment and I hope when we return to Uzes (which I am sure we will) to do another of his tours.

1  Thank MRWHindhead
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Reviewed October 2, 2012

We met Joe just by chance outside the Tourist Bureau in Uzes. How lucky we were. Joe took us on an afternoon tour of two wineries, olive grove and a few local sites. His knowledge and friendship was much appreciated. The wineries were very interesting and the tastings great. Can highly recommend this very informative tour. Thanks Joe and we look forward to some of your culinary delights on our next visit.

1  Thank Carolyn B
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

We have just returned from a week in Southern France and were lucky enough to find Jo McLean on line before we went Joe McLean
Promo Vinum
Winery Plus Tours
wine tourism consulting
Jo gave us an amazing day. A native Canadian, he picked us up from our apartment and took us on a private tour of four vineyards the Rhone Valley first. We visited was an organic winery la Réméjeanne where we enjoyed sampling the wine and were even given a jar of fig jam, a favourite locally and lovely with cheese. Later in Cheateaunerf du pape we had lunch in a really good restaurant he had booked for us. Jo was delightful company; he acted as driver, guide, translator and photographer. I wish we had been staying longer as we found out he also does food tours, or will come to your home and cook for you ( Jo is an ex Chef). I can’t thank him enough for all that he showed us. We had a good wine good food and good company. If staying in the region Jo’s services are a must. www.promo-vinum.com/gb/winetours
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