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The Wine Region of Chateauneuf-du-Pape

By Viator, October 2013

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When you hear a wine name like Châteauneuf-du-Pape, you probably think of how you've seen that on a label in your local wine store. But what many people forget is that like Bordeaux, Champagne, and Burgundy, Châteauneuf-du-Pape is an actual place in France – and that means you can visit it, and see where your wine comes from, how it's made, and learn about its history first-hand.

The first thing that strikes you about some of the vineyards of the Châteauneuf-du-Pape wine region are the rocks. Unlike the rich earth and lush foliage surrounding a vineyard, the secret to the terroir of Châteauneuf-du-Pape is the rocky earth of the northern slopes, which retain the sun's heat and allow for a warmer terrain longer in the day. 

There are other interesting facts about the Châteauneuf-du-Pape wine region – how its tannic nature allows for a richer maturation, and how some white grape varietals are used in the making of their famous reds. All of this and more are why going on a tour of the Châteauneuf-du-Pape wine region is never, ever a waste of time – especially when they come with tastings at the end!

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Rhone Valley Wine Tour from Avignon: Chateauneuf-du-Pape and Tavel

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 14 Reviews

Discover the appeal of Rhône Valley wines on this half-day tour from Avignon, led by an expert wine guide! Visiting two wine estates in Rhône ...  Read more

Location: Avignon, France
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $75.18

Private Tour: Avignon and Chateauneuf-du-Pape Day Trip from Marseille

Visit the ancient city of Avignon and a prestigious Châteauneuf-du-Pape wine estate on this full-day private tour from Marseille! After a walking tour ...  Read more

Location: Marseille, France
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $87.71

Rhone Valley Wine Tour from Avignon: Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Ventoux and Tavel

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Sample exquisite wines from the Rhône Valley region on a full-day wine trip from Avignon! With a wine expert guide at your side, tour the cellars of a ...  Read more

Location: Avignon, France
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $137.83

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