Visit a wine merchant’s depot and learn about organic wine production in France on this 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.
Taste five organic French wines and one champagne
Learn about the winemaking process with an expert
Small group ensures personal services
Learn tips on how to taste and pair wine from your sommelier
Head to a wine depot in the center of the city in the afternoon to begin your 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 keywords 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 sipping wine and learning about France’s famous vineyards, step outside the wine depot to conclude your tour.
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