Your morning or afternoon wine tour begins with pickup from your Avignon hotel. Meet your private guide and relax as the comfortable mini-coach winds through the verdant Rhône Valley, a fertile and faceted wine region with many distinctive appellations.
Admire the seemingly endless vineyards as you arrive in Tavel, where you’ll visit a local estate known for producing the region’s signature rosés, said to be the favorite of kings Philippe le Bel and Louis XIV and the Popes of Avignon. Sip on hand-selected wines while learning about the terroir (environmental characteristics) that distinguish Tavel’s prized wines.
Next, continue to the world-famous Châteauneuf-du-Pape region, where the prestigious Appellation d'Origine Controlée (AOC) regulations were developed. While at the wine estate, you’ll learn about the standard for fine wine, stroll through facilities, and enjoy tasting several beautiful samples such as Grenache noir or Mourvèdre. By the end of the tour, you’ll better understand the rich ecology of the Rhône Valley and the elite art of viticulture in southern France.
Relax on the scenic ride back to Avignon for a tour of the city’s key attractions including the medieval city walls, Pont Saint-Bénézet, the Petit Palais and Notre-Dame-des-Doms Cathédral.
Your 4-hour excursion concludes with drop-off at your hotel.