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Wine Tasting in Provence

By Viator, December 2017

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Winemaking in Provence dates back to centuries before the Romans. To this day diverse grape varietals such as bourboulenc, chardonnay, and marsanne thrive in the fertile soils; the region’s rosés are wildly popular. Here are a few pro tips to keep in mind  when wine tasting in Provence.
 
Must-Try Varietals
From the Rhône River valley in the west to the Côte d’Azur in the east, the hills of Provence are crisscrossed with ancient vines that burst forth under the Mediterranean sunshine to produce a diverse range of different grape varietals. Braquet, grenache, and muscardin grapes are popular in the Coteaux d’Aix-en-Provence appellation for their elegant berry aromas—which work beautifully in the deep red wines for which France is famous. The delicate cinsault grape provides the base for many Provençal rosé wines, while the clairette, sémillion, and ugni blanc (trebbiano in Italy) varietals come to the fore in the lighter white wines.
 
Must-Do Experiences
  • Take a wine tour into the Côtes de Provence Sainte-Victoire or Châteauneuf-du-Pape regions, and learn about French winemaking techniques and history along the way
  • Meet local producers and gain insight into the different classifications that set the standard for superior-quality wines
  • Soak up the atmosphere along the historic streets of Avignon
  • Hike along the Ochre Trail from Roussillon to Bonnieux and Ménerbes, then finish with a wine tasting at a traditional winery
  • Combine a wine-tasting tour with a visit to the medieval villages of Les Baux-de-Provence and Gordes, or to top attractions such as the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Pont du Gard, an ancient Roman aqueduct considered a technical and artistic masterpiece

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

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Visit two stunning Provencal towns and a winery on this full-day tour from Aix-en-Provence! Start your day at leisure in Les Baux de Provence, admiring the ...  Read more

Location: Aix-en-Provence, France
Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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Combine fine wines with spectacular Provencal scenery on this full-day tour from Aix-en-Provence! After visiting two wineries in the Côtes de Provence ...  Read more

Location: Aix-en-Provence, France
Duration: 10 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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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

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Orange and Châteauneuf-du-Pape Small-Group Day Trip

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Delve into Provence and discover Roman architecture and winemaking heritage on this 4- to 5-hour day trip to Orange and Châteauneuf-du-Pape from Avignon. ...  Read more

Location: Avignon, France
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Travel deep into the Rhône Valley and explore the region’s rich winemaking heritage on this wine-tasting day trip from Avignon. Stop at one or two ...  Read more

Location: Avignon, France
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

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See the best of Provence on this Luberon day trip from Avignon. Travel into the heart of the Luberon region with your expert guide by comfortable minivan. ...  Read more

Location: Avignon, France
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

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Visit Côtes de Provence St-Victoire winemaking region on this half-day trip from Aix-en-Provence! With an expert guide, travel to the scenic foothills of ...  Read more

Location: Aix-en-Provence, France
Duration: 3.5 to 4 hrs

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Visit pretty Les Baux de Provence on a 4-hour tour from Avignon, and discover its world-famous scenery, olive oils and wine. After admiring stunning views from ...  Read more

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

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On this private wine tour from Avignon, admire the beauty of Provence as you travel to the famous wine villages of Tavel and Chateauneuf-du-Pape for wine ...  Read more

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Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

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