Rhone Valley Wine Tour from Avignon
Get the perfect introduction to Rh¥ne Valley wine on this 4-hour tour from Avignon! Led by an expert local guide, your tour visits an esteemed chateau near Mont Ventoux for a tour of its cellars, fermenting rooms and vineyards. Learn about the region’s exquisite red, ros and white wines and then sit down for a wine-tasting session — enjoying five of the chateau’s fine wines.Numbers are limited to eight people on this small-group tour ensuring youíll enjoy personalized attention from your guide. Leave your central Avignon hotel by air-conditioned minivan and head northeast in the direction of Mont Ventoux ñ Provenceís largest mountain at a height of 6,266 feet (1,910 meters). Just over an hour, your scenic journey passes through swathes of pristine Provence countryside, studded with vineyards that produce the grapes for Franceís famous Ventoux wines.Head to a wine estate in the foothills of Mont Ventoux for a tour of its cellars, fermenting rooms and bottling rooms, learning all about wine cultivation in the region as you go. The Ventoux appellation (wine-making region) produces a mix of red, ros and white Rh¥ne Valley wines made primarily from grenache, syrah, cinsaut, carigan and mourv®dre grapes. Then itís time for the highlight of your tour ñ a wine-tasting session featuring five of the best Ventoux wines! Listen to your knowledgeable guide explain how all of your senses can discern your taste for different wines. After looking closely at the colors of the wine, sniff their aromas, taste their flavors and feel their textures as you sip! Complete your chateau tour by strolling along the footpaths in the vineyards, seeing rows of immaculately kept grapevines. Your tour ends back at your Avignon hotel in the afternoon.