October 2 - 8, 2022


Max Group Size: 12 - Only 2 Spots Left

Lyon & Provence Cuvée with Julia Coney

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Bouchons, Beaujolais & Sublime Vines from Côtes du Rhône to Côtes de Provence

Join award-winning wine writer, educator and speaker, Julia Coney, for a connoisseurs’ journey that will take us from the AOC vines of Beaujolais and the Côtes du Rhône to Châteauneuf-du-Pape and the Côtes de Provence. Together we’ll appreciate the heritage food traditions of Lyon rooted in the legacy of the Mères Lyonnaises and savor the Mediterranean inspired recipes of Provence, while sipping our way through the fabled cellars of renowned vintners from Morgon to Bandol.


Part of our exclusive Cuvée Collection, limited-edition expeditions hosted by the most acclaimed names in wine & spirits. 

October 2 – 8, 2022

7 Days / 6 Nights

Limited to 12 spots

$6,390 / per person, based on double occupancy*

$7,890 / per person, based on single occupancy*

*Airfare not included

A taste of what we'll be savoring

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What's Included

  • Elegant handpicked stays with gourmet spirit, including five-star Villa Maïa & four-star Domaine de Fontenille
  • Full-time assistance of a Palatum Host 
  • All ground transportation from start to finish 
  • Select touring with local guides & epicurean experts
  • Daily breakfast
  • Seasonally inspired lunches & dinners showcasing regional wines 
  • Exclusive dining at awarded gastronomic restaurants
  • Hands-on cooking experiences highlighting heritage recipes
  • Signature winery visits & tastings at storied producers 
  • Culinary immersions with acclaimed food artisans & organic farmers
  • Tastings of local delicacies unique to each region
  • Engaging cultural activities & all associated tickets/entrance fees
  • Palatum Welcome Package in advance of departure

meet the tastemaker

meet the tastemaker

Wine Writer, Educator, Speaker, Consultant & Founder, Black Wine Professionals

Julia Coney is a Washington, D.C. and Houston, Texas-based wine writer, wine educator, speaker, and consultant. Her wine writing includes stories on wine, winemakers, and the intersection of race, wine, and language. She holds a WSET Level Two Certification in Wine and Spirits and is currently pursuing her Master Level Champagne Certification with the Wine Scholar Guild and WSET Level Three Certification. Julia is also a wine consultant for American Airlines, assisting in the development of their onboard and ground dining wine program, helping to redefine  offerings to reflect diverse customer preferences.

Julia is the recipient of Wine Enthusiast’s 2020 Social Visionary Award Winner for her work in writing and speaking on diversity, equity, and inclusion in the wine industry.

Julia is the Founder of Black Wine Professionals, a resource for wine industry employers and gatekeepers, professionals, and the food and beverage community. Their goal is to lift up the multifaceted Black professionals in the world of wine.

Julia is a Contributing Editor for VinePair, the world’s largest online drinks platform. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, VinePair, Wine Enthusiast, Thrillist, The Tasting Panel, Plate Magazine, Forbes.com, WineEnthusiast.com, The Washington Post, Seven Fifty Daily,  Wine Searcher, the Financial Times, JancisRobinson.com, Glamour, Essence, and numerous print and digital publications. Julia is a 2019 Fellow of the Professional Wine Writers Symposium at Meadowood Napa Valley. Julia has spoken at conferences such as wine2wine, Assemblage Symposium, The Culinary Institute of America’s Summit for Sommeliers and Beverage Professionals, and Bâtonnage Forum. 

You can find her on all social media at @juliaconey and her website juliaconey.com.

sumptuous stays


Serenely set along Lyon’s ancient Fourvière hill, Villa Maïa stands as an intimate, five-star ode to sumptuous modernity designed and decorated by the dream trio of Jean-Michel Wilmotte, Jacques Grange and Louis Benech. 


A jewel set within the emerald crown of Provence’s Luberon, Domaine de Fontenille is a former 18th century manor house turned luxury wine country escape charmingly designed to embrace guests like a family home.  

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