Old School Grape Crush at Les Pastras
The summer truffle-hunts have wound down, and it’s too early to look for the black diamond beauties, but the Pepins refuse to take a break! Instead, they invite you to come on over and get your feet dirty…or rather purple.
Beginning September 1st, Johann and Lisa are adding another fun activity to their roster by inviting you and three friends to stomp their grapes. Long before mechanical processes, grapes were gathered by hand and crushed by foot. So, for September (weather permitting), the Pepins are paying tribute to Provence’s tried and true wine-making methods.
The program starts with a tour of the Les Pastras vineyard with a look at the vines and ends with 4 of you in an enormous antique oak barrel crushing the berries in a method used by generations of old in Provence. During your visit with the Pepins, you will learn about some of the typical grape varieties in Provence and even hear a few stories about the realities of the trade. Plus, imagine your Instagram photos!
Here are the details:
Grape stomp, cheese and charcuterie buffet, all you care to drink of Les Pastras red wine, olive oil, and truffle oil tasting: 60€ per person (40€ for children). Minimum of 2 people.
Weekend tours at flexible hours, weekday tours at 10:30 am. Please book at least one week in advance.
September 1 – September 30*
Please contact us for more information or to schedule your tour.
Johann & Lisa Pepin, Les Pastras website, +33 6 26 05 30 49
As always, the Pepin’s are very generous: 50% of the profits from Les Pastras products go to the One Family orphanage in Haiti