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Tour code: 5294WINETASTING
Visit a wine merchant’s depot and learn about organic wine production in France on this 1.5-hour organic wine-tasting experience in Nice. Begin with an informative and entertaining presentation on the history of organic winemaking in France. Learn of wine-growing territories across France and the grape varietals for which they’re famous, and hear how Champagne is made. Sample five wines and a glass of Champagne, and gain insight into the delicate flavors in your glass. Enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to eleven people.

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Organic Wine Tasting in Nice

Organic Wine Tasting in Nice

Head to a wine depot in the center of the city in the afternoon to begin your 1.5-hour organic wine-tasting experience. Nice is surrounded to the north and west by rolling hills and fertile vineyards, where many different grape varietals thrive in the sun-drenched soils.

First, listen to an entertaining and engaging presentation on the history of organic wine in France. Learn how organic wine production cuts out the chemicals and pesticides used in mainstream wine production, and gain insight into different wine growing territories for which France is famous. Hear how Champagne is made and pick up some of the key words and phrases used on wine labels across France.

Afterward, enjoy a tasting session with six different wines including a rosé, a white, three reds and a glass of Champagne. Sample your wine with a selection of bread and olives, and listen as your guide explains the complex balances of flavor and aroma in your glass (see Itinerary for sample selections).

After 1.5 hours sipping wine and learning about France’s famous vineyards, step outside the wine depot to conclude your tour.

Itinerary

Sample wine selections (subject to change without notice):

White wine: Château de la Bonnelière – Touraine Val de Loire
Rosé: Domaine Turenne – Côte de Provence
Red wines:
Domaine Bersan – Bourgogne Côtes d’Auxerre
Château Couronneau – Bordeaux Superieur
Clos de Caveau – Vacqueras Côte du Rhône
Champagne: Fleury Blanc de Noir

Customer Reviews

Sofia B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was amazing!

Mr J N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Ewan provided an excellent session with some amazing wines and great know,edge of the subject. We all thoroughly enjoyed it

Shannon G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Ewen is a friendly, knowledgeable guide who taught us so much about the wine and champagne that we tasted. It was all delicious, including the bread provided! We learned so much about the wonderful wines that we tasted, and can't wait to find some wines like those. Thank you!

deborahk463

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Very interesting and informative. Would go on this tour again and recommend to friends and family.

Jono R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

If you like wines this is excellent quality and value. Ewan knows his wines and gives you a great experience. You taste 6 wines and if you want drink a glass of each not just tasting quantities. You receive good information on french wines.

James F D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

An excellent experience! This is by far the best wine tasting that I have done in France. Ewan, our sommelier, is very knowledgable and personable. The wine and champagne selections provided a diverse selection of the regions in France as well as being high quality. I highly recommend this experience and it is fabulous value for money.

Rhianna L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

Location is through a quaint courtyard set back from what we would assume is a normal Nice neighbourhood/residential district. Would have been difficult to find on our own as there is no sign (blew down in the wind), but there were instructions in our voucher to meet him at a very recognizable location so there was no issue. Easy walk through Nice from the hotel on the way there and then to the waterfront after the tour.

Very educational, and not just about French wine. Not something we had thought about before (to look for organic wines), but now we know what to look for. Excellent wines. Good group atmosphere - enjoyed meeting some folks so much we actually went to dinner afterwards with another couple we met on the tour! Guide did a great job engaging the group in discussion.

Karl

4 star rating: Recommended October 2015

Iwen the expert was very witty and knowledgeable. The wines were also good. I'm not the most knowledgeable about wine so learnt a lot. Only disappointment was that some of the clients weren't as interested in the theory and just wanted to drink.

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