Chateauneuf de Papes, known for it famous French wine and the chateau of the Pope in ruins. We visited Gardine cellar and purchase a  couple of bottles of wine. A beautiful drive across the Rhone river and then to the town.

Chateau de la Gardine with wine cave
View of the Rhone river from a hill vineyard in Chateauneuf de Papes
Vines waiting for next season the white on the far hill is rocky soil
View from the Chateau note the weather station
The Papes Summer chateau in ruins
More rocks and more of the famous vines
Provence and the South of France
Traveling with Emily and Jim
France home page
Where we tasted and purchased our wine
Rocky soil and wine vineyard
View of Rhone river valley
Avignon from across the Rhone
The king of France's castle to guard the Pope