Stomp Some Grapes in Provence at Les Pastras
If you are in Provence and looking for something different to do—in between touring Roman ruins and visiting hilltop villages—I’ve got the answer: Kick off your shoes, climb into a huge oak barrel filled with grapes, and start stomping. That’s what Provence WineZine photographer Pamela O’Neill and I did earlier this month when we visited Les Pastras. Susan’s post on a fun day of grape crushing the old-fashioned way – with your feet.
Les Pastras is owned and managed by Johann and Lisa Pepin, a dynamic couple who settled in Provence after busy careers in the United States. Les Pastras is a small organic farm in the Luberon, with grapes, olives and truffles. Click here to read the backstory on how the couple moved from corporate jobs to agriculture and promoting gourmet truffles.
Sadly, the grape-crushing season is over for this year (watch for 2017 dates on Perfectly Provence social channels). However, Les Pastras truffle hunting tours will be starting again soon in late fall and early winter.