Wine Tour in Châteauneuf du Pape
With our Châteauneuf du Pape Wine Tour, you will explore some of the oldest wine cellars in France and taste magnificent Châteauneuf du Pape wine.
Châteauneuf du Pape is unmatched in the production of world class red wines.
The landscape of Châteauneuf du Pape
Back to the Gallo-Roman times, the place was already filled with vineyards. By 1316, Pope John XXII, the former bishop of Avignon, insisted on improvement the viticulture practices. Halfway between Avignon and Orange, Châteauneuf-du-Pape and its unique landscape was born…
The region is known for its Red wine, however white wine makes up 10% of this region’s best-rated production. During this private tour, you will visit the 13th century ruins of the Châteauneuf du Pape and cellars which few others have the opportunity to see.
The wines of AOC Châteauneuf du Pape
The Mediterranean climate and the Mistral wind contribute to the growing of healthy grapes, among them Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre. Moreover the winemakers were the forerunners of the AOC system, establishing stric specifications to preserve a maximum quality standard : manual harvest, low yield and no additional irrigation.
In 1937, to build a collective brand with a strong identity, Châteauneuf-du-Pape growers created a special bottle. This iconic embossed bottle is still in use today.
Your Private Châteauneuf du Pape Wine Tour
Experience the South of France on this unique private tour led by an English-speaking local. Your guide will share his expertise of Châteauneuf du Pape wine, answer all of your wine-related questions, and share with you some of the history of local wines and tasting techniques.
Our friendly guide will pick you up from your hotel or B&B (up to 10 km around Aix en Provence) and bring you back at the end of the tour. If you wish to be picked up and dropped off from a location outside this 10km radius, extra fees may apply.
The Full Day Tour Includes :
The knowledge and guidance of a French wine expert, visits to the vineyards where production occurs and barrels are stored, visit the 13th century ruins of the Châteauneuf du Pape, entrance to 4 vineyards/cellars, and guided tastings.
Lunch, personal expenses, and any services not mentioned above are not included.
Minimum 2 people
Full day tour – 9h
Transportation in a luxury 7-seater car