Getting around the Luberon appellation for tastings at the far flung wineries can eat up days as well as gas. A good place to begin your research for Luberon wines is at the wine shop and wine bar at the Maison de la Truffe et du Vin du Luberon in Ménerbes. (See PVB previous post on Luberon wines.)
In addition to offering tastings of a wide variety of Luberon vintages, the wine shop sells bottles at the same price as you would pay at the winery. The ‘Maison” also has a shop on the main floor that sells olive oil and delicacies of the region. Exhibits of local artists run throughout the summer.
Maison de la Truffe et du Vin du Luberon, Place de l’horloge, 84560 Ménerbes, Tél. : 04 90 72 38 37
The Wine Bar and Shop is open daily from 12:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Friday evening.
Directions: Located at the western end of the perched village, it is best to park in the lot as you enter the village and then proceed by foot, following the signs to the “Maison.”