Northern Côtes du Rhône wine

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Meet your guide Place Bellecour central Lyon at 9:30am and get aboard his minivan for a wonderful 8 hours journey in the Côtes du Rhône world. The northern part of the Rhône valley is reputed for its exceptional wines, several of them being classed amongst the finest in France. On this intimate tour we will give both winemaker and you the wine taster the opportunity to meet up and share a few words about terroir. You will taste the best wines of the region and see beautiful vine landscapes !
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Place Bellecour, Lyon, Rhone, Auvergne-Rhone-AlpesYou will be heading south to the legendary vines of Hermitage.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Route des Belvederes, Tain-l'Hermitage, Drome, Auvergne-Rhone-AlpesYou will start with a breathtaking view on the vines and the Rhône river at the Hermitage hill Belvedere. Your guide will tell you the story of this legendary wine.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Chapoutier Tasting Room, Tain-l'Hermitage, Drome, Auvergne-Rhone-AlpesYou will push the door of a local winery and taste 5-6 different Cotes du Rhône wines among them, Hermitage and Croze-Hermitage AOC.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Cave Aux Cinq Sens Tain, Tain-l'Hermitage, Drome, Auvergne-Rhone-AlpesLunch : Free. Your guide will be happy to show you good local restaurants.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Domaine Stephane Ogier, Ampuis, Rhone, Auvergne-Rhone-AlpesYou will be heading north to the prestigious Côte-Rôtie vineyardsDuration: 1 hourStop At: Domaine Gallet, Ampuis, Rhone, Auvergne-Rhone-AlpesAlong a stroll in the vineyard you will learn why this wine is exceptional. You will immediately be seduced by the magnificent view over the Rhône valley and the abrupt hillsides of these vineyards.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Domaine Gallet, Ampuis, Rhone, Auvergne-Rhone-AlpesYou will delight yourself with 5 or 6 different wines among them, Saint-Joseph, Condrieu and Côte-rôtie AOC.You will enjoy the intense aromatic Viognier and the fruity and silky taste of Syrah grape of the Northern Côtes du Rhône in their original terroir.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Place Bellecour, Lyon, Rhone, Auvergne-Rhone-AlpesAt the end of the day, your driver guide will drive you back to Lyon.Duration: 1 hour

What’s included

  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Wine tasting
  • Driver/guide
  • Local guide
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Entry/Admission - Place Bellecour
  • Entry/Admission - Route des Belvederes
  • Entry/Admission - Chapoutier Tasting Room
  • Entry/Admission - Domaine Stephane Ogier
  • Entry/Admission - Domaine Gallet
  • Entry/Admission - Domaine Gallet
  • Entry/Admission - Place Bellecour

What’s not included

  • Lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Cave Aux Cinq Sens Tain