Wine Tour in Rhône Valley
During this tour, explore a mosaïc of different landscapes along various wine routes through Gigondas, Vacqueyras, Rasteau and Ventoux. A pure hedonistic path in the middle of mindblowing architectural treasures.
The Rhône Valley
The Rhône river designs on its banks a variety of landscapes from Vienne to Avignon through Provence and the Luberon. Extending over six french Departments, the Rhône Valley shapes a corridor between Northern Europe and the Mediterranean Sea. As the second French wine growing region, it is separated into the hilly Septentrional vineyards and the flat Meridional ones. This explains a wide range of landscapes, due to four geological variations : granite, sandy silica, limestone and clay.
The Rhône Wines AOCs and grape varieties
The Rhône Valley is made out of various AOCs :
- Côtes du Rhône, the generic one
- Côtes du Rhône Villages, made out of 22 appellations
- Crus des Côtes du Rhône, e.g. Crozes Hermitages, Gigondas, Vacqueyras
- Vallée du Rhône, e.g. Costières de Nîmes, Luberon, Ventoux
- Sweet Wines, i.e. Muscat Beaumes de Venise, Rasteau
Although most of the wines are Reds, you may explore here the three wine colors. In the North robust but sophisticated reds and aromatic whites. In the South full bodied Reds, crispy Whites and fruity Rosés. Whereas the dominant red varietals are Syrah, Grenache and Mourvèdre, the White ones are Viognier, Roussanne, Marsanne, Grenache blanc and Bourboulenc.
Your Private Côtes du Rhône Wine Tour
Experience the South of France on this unique private tour led by an English-speaking local. Your guide shares his expertise of Rhône Wines, answers all of your wine-related questions, and is knowledgeable about the history of local wines and tasting techniques.
He will pick you up from your hotel or B&B (up to 10 km around Aix en Provence) and return you 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, entrance to 3 or 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