Experience the exquisite flavors of the Rhône Valley on this 5-hour wine-tasting tour from Avignon. In a small group, wind through the verdant foothills of Mont Ventoux en route to a distinguished wine estate. Your tasting adventure includes a tour of the estate's lovely vineyards, cellars and fermenting rooms, a sensory lesson in wine-tasting and unique wine flights – including a range of five fine wines.
- 4-hour Rhône wine tour from Avignon with an expert wine guide
- Visit an esteemed chateau in the foothills of Mont Ventoux
- Learn about the red, rosé and white wines of the Rhône Valley’s Ventoux appellation
- Try five Ventoux wines during a wine-tasting session and learn how to taste wine by applying all of your senses
- Small-group tour with a maximum of eight people ensures a more personalized experience
What You Can Expect
Begin your half-day wine-tasting tour with morning pickup from your Avignon hotel. Grab a comfortable seat and watch the city give way to verdant hills and picturesque views of the Mont Ventoux – Provence’s massive 6,266-foot-tall (1,910 meters) peak. Spend the hour-long ride chatting with your expert guide about the rich and intriguing history of the Rhône Valley appellation region.
You'll disembark at a charming wine estate nestled in the foothills of Mont Ventoux. For the next several hours, enjoy the beautiful natural setting and the informational tour through the estate. Explore the cellars, fermenting rooms and bottling rooms, and learn about region’s diverse wines produced mainly from grenache, syrah, cinsaut, carigan and mourvèdre grapes.
Afterward, sit down for a fun and educational wine-tasting session. Discuss viticulture and how to use all your senses to taste wine, then put your skills to the test as you sample five fine Ventoux varieties. With each glass, take in the wine’s color, aroma, texture and flavor. Finish your tour with a walk through the estate’s gorgeous vineyards.
By the end, you’ll better understand the centuries-old, prized beverage and the art of wine production in southern France. Your excursion ends with drop-off at your hotel by afternoon.