Private Gigondas and Chateauneuf du Pape Wine Tour from Avignon

Private Gigondas and Chateauneuf du Pape Wine Tour from Avignon

Southern Rhone Valley wine tour

Tour type: Private , Duration: 8 Hours

Product ID: 45900
Description

Discover Chateauneuf du Pape and Gigondas with this full-day wine tour in the Rhone Valley.
Your first destination will be Le Barroux, known for its 16th century castle at the foot of Mont Ventoux.
You will pass by one of the most beautiful wine routes of the Rhone Valley and through the villages of La Roque Alric, Lafare and Beaumes de Venise. 
Discover the Château de Montmirail and the Grand Cru of Gigondas and Vacqueyras, spread over the slopes of the Dentelles. The three main varieties of the area are Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre. For white wines, you will find Clairette, Roussanne and Bourboulenc, and freshly planted Viognier and Grenache Blanc. Low yields on clay-limestone soils give wines strength and balance.
Enjoy some free time in the village of Gigondas, before visiting Châteauneuf-du-Pape, a medieval village on the side of a hill, guarded by the ruins of an ancient chateau towering above. A literal translation of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, "the Pope’s new house", is actually true. In the 14th century, during their stays in Avignon, the popes – and...

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Discover Chateauneuf du Pape and Gigondas with this full-day wine tour in the Rhone Valley.
Your first destination will be Le Barroux, known for its 16th century castle at the foot of Mont Ventoux.
You will pass by one of the most beautiful wine routes of the Rhone Valley and through the villages of La Roque Alric, Lafare and Beaumes de Venise. 
Discover the Château de Montmirail and the Grand Cru of Gigondas and Vacqueyras, spread over the slopes of the Dentelles. The three main varieties of the area are Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre. For white wines, you will find Clairette, Roussanne and Bourboulenc, and freshly planted Viognier and Grenache Blanc. Low yields on clay-limestone soils give wines strength and balance.
Enjoy some free time in the village of Gigondas, before visiting Châteauneuf-du-Pape, a medieval village on the side of a hill, guarded by the ruins of an ancient chateau towering above. A literal translation of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, "the Pope’s new house", is actually true. In the 14th century, during their stays in Avignon, the popes – and especially Pope John XXII – built a papal castle in Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Impressed by the area’s exceptional soils, they established vineyards on the slopes surrounding the château and were instrumental in promoting the local wine’s reputation around the world. From the chateau hill you have an outstanding view in all directions, mostly of vineyards.
Off to the east and south, the Rhône winds across the fields, and the afternoon sun turns it to silver.
Next, you will visit Domaine de Beaurenard for a tour of the wine cellar and a wine tasting. Domaine de Beaurenard in Châteauneuf-du-Pape has been a family-run estate for seven generations. A notarial act dated 16 December 1695 mentions “Bois Renard”, which over time has become “Beaurenard”.
The last stop will be at the Castelain chocolate factory. 

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About this activity
Tour Timings
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Group size
2 - 4
Languages
English, French
The meeting point
Avignon, Saint Rémy de Provence, Villeneuve-Lez-Avignon, Orange, Carpentras

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Includes
  • Visit to Domaine of Beaurenard
  • Wine tasting 
  • Visit to chocolate factory
  • Tour guide
  • Transportation
  • Lunch

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Alain

We would be very happy to show you Provence and to take you to the best wine routes in Rhône Valley in a comfortable and air-conditionned minivan. We do pick up from your hotel in Avignon, Aix en Provence, Arles... or from your cruise ship in the port of Marseille.


Product ID: 45900

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