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Book a Provencal Holiday Discovery Wine Cheese and Chocolate

Wine Cheese and Chocolate

Even Santa and his elves would have a tough time creating this magical wine pairing experience at Domaine de Palerme. Book your Christmas holiday stay at this private home near Isle sur la Sorgue and enjoy a complimentary evening of Châteauneuf-du-Pape wine tasting. The evening includes a pairing of French cheeses and exquisite chocolates with top wine picks by a local sommelier.

Domaine de Palerme Holidays Provence Isle-sur-la-Sorgue

Wine Expert

Sandrine Castineira

Image credit: @Je Cree Ma Cave

Sandrine Castineira rounded out her sommelier designation with hands-on work at a vineyard in the Luberon. Marrying the wine theory with practical work led her to see a gap in the distribution network. In 2004, she launched her business, collaborating with restaurants building their wine lists and the winemakers. Today, her wine selections appear on restaurant wine menus around the region. The next step in her wine journey began in 2011, involving a retail location now called Di Vin Coustellet. This store offers epicurean delights, wine, of course, and is the base of operations for Je Cree Ma Cave, a monthly wine club program.

Holiday Home

Domaine de Palerme is a 15-hectare property located just minutes from l’Isle sur la Sorgue. Originally, constructed as a bastide (manor house) for the Duke of Palerme in 1736. The Gusman family restored and renovated the home to include all the modern comforts. The main house has seven (7) spacious bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms. Read more about this beautiful holiday home in the Luberon.

Domaine de Palerme Camus Suite Bedroom

Explore Epicurian Provence

The Domaine is just minutes from the twinkling holiday lights of Isle sur la Sorgue, and one of the best Michelin star restaurants in the area. The town is famous for its concentration of antique stores (well over 200), a large Sunday market and many tempting boutiques, including La Cour aux Saveurs with local chocolate maker Florian Courreau. The Maison Moga is where you find an array of exclusive cheeses, wines cave, and epicurean delights.

Book Provencal Holiday Discovery Maison Moga Wine and Cheese

Image credit @Maison Moga

Book Now

It’s not too late to book your Christmas getaway Domaine de Palerme comfortably accommodates up to 14 people. Gather some family or friends and enjoy a vacation exploring the sights and tastes of Provence in December. The Gusmans invite you to gather around the hearth and enjoy an evening with Sandrine Castineira, savouring the wines of Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

Provence Market cheese

Take advantage of Domaine de Palerme’s special December pricing:

7 nights for 8,500€
11 nights for 12,500€
(starting December 21st)

Contact us to book a memorable holiday.

Book Provencal Holiday Discovery Wine Tasting

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Carolyne Kauser-Abbott

Carolyne Kauser-Abbott

With her camera and laptop close at hand, Carolyne has traded in her business suits for the world of freelance writing and blogging. Her first airplane ride at six months of age was her introduction to the exciting world of travel.

While in Provence, Carolyne can be found hiking with friends, riding the hills around the Alpilles or tackling Mont Ventoux. Her attachment to the region resonates in Perfectly Provence this digital magazine that she launched in 2014. This website is an opportunity to explore the best of the Mediterranean lifestyle (food & wine, places to stay, expat stories, books on the region, travel tips, real estate tips and more), through our contributors' articles.

Carolyne writes a food and travel blog Ginger and Nutmeg. Carolyne’s freelance articles can be found in Global Living Magazine, Avenue Magazine and City Palate (Published Travel Articles).

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