Indulge your palate with an exceptional wine tour tasting in the medieval wineyards of Châteauneuf du Pape. Then, explore the villages of Gigondas and Vacqueyras with their local fine wineries to learn about the know-how and process of the wine making.
- Enjoy the mesmerizing landscapes of provence from the comfort or your private car and chauffeur
- Visit one of the most iconic wine villages: Chateauneuf du Pape
- Explore and enjoy wine tastings at fine wine producers of the region
- Explore other wine villages like Gigondas and Vacqueyras
Start with a short walk through Chateauneuf Du Pape, a picturesque and well preserved medieval village on the side of a hill, guarded by the ruins of an ancient “château” towering above. The name means “pope’s new castle,” referring to the 14th century period when the seat of the Roman Catholic Church was in Avignon (between 1309–1377)...
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In fact Pope Clement V moved to Avignon and as a wine lover, he promoted the wine production around Avignon, wines became rapidly known as 'Vin du Pape' and the Château des Papes was built at the top of the hill in 1317. Châteauneuf-du-Pape vineyards are characterized by the diversity of the soil rich in limestone rock, round pebbles and clay with fine sedimentary sand with a big variety of grapes known predominantly as Grenache. In short, a good bottle of this type of wine will have fruit flavors with notes of herbs which francophiles call "garrigue", to refer to the local herbs like sage, rosemary and lavender.
From the chateau you have an outstanding view of the vineyards, where your chauffeur will drive you next, discovering the most famous names like Chateau La Nerthe, family kept Château La Nerthe from 1560 to1877 and built the chateau in the 18th century; or the Domaine de Beaurenard a family-run estate for 7 generations with vines with an average age of 45 years old. After that, head further north to enjoy the vineyards of the Rhone Valley and visit two other villages well known for their fine wines such as Gigondas and Vacqueyras.
Enjoy the ride while admiring everything that represents Provence, the incredibles perched villages, lavender fields, sunflower fields, olive groves and never ending vineyards. At the end of the tour, your driver will take you back to your place of stay.
For another wine tour in Provence enjoy a full day visiting the Luberon Villages and two wine domains click here for the itinerary.
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-Pick up at your place of stay in Provence
While in Saint Tropez you can also enjoy visiting nearby towns and enjoy wine tastings that Deluxe France has specially chosen for a day trip. Enjoy a full day excursion from Saint Tropez to charming medieval villages nearby, beautiful panoramic views, authentic provencal atmospheres and wine tasting stops!DETAILS
This wine and city tour will start in Avignon, The City of the Popes, which is prestigious for its history and its summer theater festival. Then join famous Chateauneuf du Pape for wine tastings as well as other world known wine-producer like Beaurenard, La Nerthe, among others.DETAILS