July 19, 2015

Rhone Vineyard Vaison la Romaine

By In Photographs, Rhone Travels
I escaped the bustle and chaos of the early morning st-up of the market, crossed over the Roman Bridge (Pont Romain de Vaison-la-Romaine) and panted up the steep cobbled streets of the old town, right to the top. The view over the River Ouvéze, the town of Vaison-la-Romaine, the fields and vineyards surrounding was fabulous. I was the only one there. In the far distance the early morning sun hadn’t quite lifted the haze off the distant mountains.

Up at the castle, I clambered over thick granite, catching my jeans on the thickets and sharp edged plants. At the top of a cliff face I peered over and caught sight of a woman putting out her washing. I took a few shots before she scurried inside. I checked the photos on the back of the camera, blurred and unusable. Bugger. Wrong settings.

I took another couple of photos. While the scene lacked the woman, the jumble of farm house and out buildings, the tractor and other machinery and the piles of wood along the track way held something, especially being surrounded by the neat, ordered rows of vines. I wonder if the vines belong to the farm?

Rhone Vineyard Vaison la Romaine, France

Rhone Vineyards Farmhouse and Vines Vaison La Romaine France

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  1. azp74 July 19, 2015

    I visited Vaison a few years ago now and was lucky to stay at a beautiful hotel in the old town. I’d love to go back at some point – thank you for reminding me to relive the experience by revisiting my photos!

    • Andrew Barrow July 19, 2015

      It is a nice little town; I’ve a batch of photos (non-wine related) that I will be posting up on SpittoonExtra at some point.

  2. Sally July 20, 2015

    Transported…. wish I could be in reality. Firmly on wish list.


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