Hi. Last year a group of eight of us rented a place near Chateauneuf du Pape and had such a blast, we're going back this year, but further east - to the town of Cotignac in the Var region of Provence.
One of the highlights of our trip last year was an all day tour of a bunch of different wineries led by Vine Tours, a great little outfit in the area, run by a terrific gal named Lindsey. She drive us around in her minivan to some great spots and provided a picnic lunch. We had a really fun day, bought loads of wine (we were all living in Europe at the time and drive down) and just laughed all day long. It was memorable.
Lindsey's company, which came to me highly recommended by someone here on chowhound, is too far from us to use this time, but we're looking for something similar near cotignac in the var region. anyone have any ideas? meanwhile, if you're in that part of languedoc/provence, you ought to give her a shout - she was cool, fun and full of info.
p.s. any food recs in that area much appreciated as well. we usually go out for lunch, shop for dinner stuff and wine and then cook a feast at the villa. life is good!