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Mike Rijken

Guide at a Glance

  • Locations

    Lyon, Rhone-Alpes, France

  • Activities

    Lifestyle, Wine Tour

  • Guiding Experience

    12 years

  • Languages

    Dutch, English, French, German

  • Awards

    Siret: 493 001 408 00019

  • Favorite Trip

    Northern Rhone valley You will discover some famous appelation like Côte-Rôtie, Hermitage, Crozes-Hermitage, Condrieu, Saint-Joseph, Château-Grillet, Saint-Péray or Cornas.Mike Rijken will conduct you into one or two wineries (you can indicate preferences).. during your journey you will have a lecture about : the region, vineyards and viticulture (grape, soil, pruning...)Once arrived at the winery you can be welcomed by the winemaker/owner and eventual guided by Mike through the cellar. you will get information about the wine, how to tasted, how to serve and gastronomic advise. Possible purchases in the winery. Southern Rhone valley You will discover some famous appelation like Côte-du-Rhône Villages (18 villages), 16 `Crus of the Côte du Rhône` (as Gigondas, Beaumes-de-Venise, Rasteau, Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Vacqueyras...), Ventoux, Luberon, Lirac, Tavel, Clairette de Die, Côte du Vivarais, Duché d`Uzès....Mike Rijken will conduct you into 2 wineries (you can indicate preferences).. during your journey you will have a lecture about : the region, vineyards and viticulture (grape, soil, pruning...)Once arrived at the winery you can be welcomed by the winemaker/owner and eventual guided by Mike through the cellar. you will get information about the wine, how to tasted, how to serve and gastronomic advise.

Guide Bio

Mike Rijken is a specialist on Rhone wines. Besides the guided visits (his Wine Safaris), he proposes conferences on wine and about French gastronomy.Visits (trips or stays) are made by and with Mike Rijken, who will be your guide and your driver during the trip. You will traveling in a minivan with spaces for 7 people and their luggage. It is a comfortable vehicle with air-conditioning. Sharpen your taste program
A unique gastronimic experience in the southern Rhone valley (Provence). In a 3 or 5 day program you will discover the different wine regions and villages, meet the producters and in the evening you get a meal adapted on the wines that you have tasted throughout the day.

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