If your a lover of fine wines & want to experience a special day visiting some of the best vineyards of Châteauneuf du Pape, including Château Fortia who's history dates back to the 17th century and in the 19th century under the ownership of Baron Le Roy, created France's first AOC (Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée) it's the world standard for wine. Time to stop for lunch in the adorable French bistro in the nearby village of Caderousse. Châteauneuf du Pape is the heart of a region full of history, culture and joie de vivre. At the summit stands the ruined château built by the popes in 14th century as a summer residence to escape the city heat of Avignon. The popes planted the town's first vineyards. During the afternoon a visit to two very different vineyards - first a winemaker with a 8ha vineyard based exclusively on the appellation & second a family estate owned by two generations of wine producers including Côte du Rhone. An introduction to the iconic Châteauneuf du Pape wines that produce wine where tradition is enhanced by modernism & excellence, and tasting of course. This is an exceptional day out with quite a few surprises along the way. On the way back (time permitting) a stop-off to visit a local artisan chocolate maker.
- Hotel Pick-Up and Drop Off
- Admission to all 3 wineries
- Food and drink not mentioned
Your centrally located accommodation in Marseille, Aix-en-Provence or Avignon
Fully Refundable until 48 hours before departure