Wine Safari likes to present itself through out four basic words :
Simple, Educational, Fun and Sensational.Simple
For as you just have to phone us or make a reservation by email.
By experience Mike Rijken is able to make wine "understandable", and tries to explain wine and viticulture in every way without that the subject is becomming to difficult and to "snobby". Educational
You will discover that there so much more than just the liquid that we call wine. It will educate you to know about grapevarietals, the type of soil, the skill of the winemaker, and what kind of vinification is best for obtaining white, rosé and red wine. Educational as Mike Rijken will translate everything between you and the winemaker, and therefore get you a step closer to understanding the French wine culture in general.Fun
Wine and its people who make it, are certainly serious matters, but on the other hand, we should also see the sunny side from it, as wine is meant to be consumed and to be shared with other people and above all we should drink it during a meal, where we start to know each other better. In one word in fact "A Winemaker sells: Pleasure", and what would be better than sharing it. Convinced as he his, Mike Rijken has that flair and tickling enthousiasm, and his wine commentaries makes everybody smile for a while. Sensational
Sensational it is, as you discover after a morning, an afternoon or a whole day, what in fact you have learned about wine and its region in such a very short time. Sensational are the well and not so well known wineries that you can visit, and comercially we wish to conclude that the price for a Wine Safari is more than reasonable for what you get, and doesn't make that sensational hole in your vacation budget.
Wine Safari by Mike Rijken will visit with you in principal only one winery in the morning and/or one in the afternoon.
This, for as he has experienced himself, that once at the winery, there is so much to discover, to discuss and to ask that time flies by, and it is better to concentrate on one winery very good, than a quick impression about many wineries. You are certainly offered to taste some wines, and although you don't (have to ) drink every drop of it, in the long run you will feel somewhat tiered after all this. In such a way we like to take also our precautions. If ever a wineprogram becomes shorter, for what kind of reason, than we had in preview, we can instantly complete the program with an other visit. Thanks for having visited the site of Wine Safari and we hope to welcome you soon in our beautiful Provence.
© Mike Rijken
The wineregions of the southern Rhonvalley are put on this map in different colours. How ever the wines can be grown just outside of these areas, and these are worth to be discovered for as the wines can be very good to excellent.