The roots of wine

Food, Wine & Nightlife in Savoie

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Discover the history of the exceptional northern Rhône wines. During these 4 hours tour you will explore the roots of Condrieu, Côte-Rôtie and Saint-Joseph. How were seeds wine originally sown in the vineyards of our region? What was the nectar Vitis Allobrogica? With your guide you will follow in the footsteps of the Romans and you will meet a passionate winemaker who enjoys experimenting with Roman wine styles of yesteryear.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Domaine du Monteillet, Chavanay, Loire, Auvergne-Rhone-AlpesWe'll heading south of Lyon to visit a family run winery and taste a wine made by a roman recipe. The winemaker works with a museum on the roman vinification. There you will also taste great “Appelations” wines, like Saint-Joseph, Condrieu and Côte-rôtieDuration: 2 hoursStop At: Les Vins de Vienne, Chavanay, Loire, Auvergne-Rhone-AlpesWe’ll head off for a wine tasting at Les Vins de Vienne, wine estate created 20 years ago by tree well-known winemakers of our region who dreamt to revive the roman Appelations. You will have the honor to taste the Sotanum, Tabernum and Heluicum.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Theatre de Vienne, Vienne, Isere, Auvergne-Rhone-AlpesThen to finish off your day trip we’ll go for a stroll through the vineyards of Vitis Vienna, the site where the Romans would have planted their first vines and where today these wines are regaining their famous past reputation.Duration: 1 hour

What’s included

  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Wine tasting
  • Driver/guide
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Entry/Admission - Domaine du Monteillet
  • Entry/Admission - Les Vins de Vienne
  • Entry/Admission - Theatre de Vienne

What’s not included

  • Lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off