Another year, another fabulous wine picnic with our good friends at Domaine de Mourchon. The weather this past few weeks did not bode well for the event but lo – the sun arrived just in time to make this annual celebration of wine, music and friends a completely glorious day. Like many wine producers in the Vaucluse, every year Walter and Ronnie Mckinlay at Mourchon both celebrate their product and thank the local community for their support by hosting a picnic at their vineyard. The premise is simple..turn up, bring a picnic basket and a smile, drink free wine and enjoy the festivities – which this year included afrobeat/ska inspired local vocal groups, swing jazz and a trumpet solo from Sebastien the Mourchon winemaker.
For any of our guests at Le Maupas planning to visit local vineyards, Mourchon is a must. The vineyard is set high up in a secluded valley between the picturesque villages of Séguret and Vaison-la-Romaine and is gaining international recognition for it’s award winning wines. The Domaine is open for visits Monday – Friday: 9am-12 noon and 2pm-6pm and from April to Sept on Saturdays: 9am- 12 noon and 2pm-6pm. The Domaine de Mourchon is a 20 minute drive from your base at Le Maupas.