earlier and was excited to see this small town and discover the food and wine they had to offer. We had booked a room at the cute Auberge du Tavel. This offered a prime location in the center of town and a great little restaurant. As we entered the house, we found the staff to be more than courteous and our room was nicely decorated, and very large by French standards. We unpacked and headed out into town to one of the tasting rooms featuring the local rose. The wines were cool, crisp, and full of life. They varied in color and flavor from light and refreshing to dark and complex. The vineyards were laid out around the town and divided into three terriors. Each vine was surrounded by the famous rough rocky soil that makes the wine here so unique.
15 rue Joseph-Ducos, Châteauneuf-du-Pape