Sample exquisite wines from the Rhône Valley region on a full-day wine trip from Avignon! With a wine expert guide at your side, tour the cellars of a wine estate near Mont Ventoux and enjoy a wine-tasting session to discover the role that your senses play in discerning the flavors of wine. Spend free time in pretty Beaumes-de-Venise, and then tour two more wine estates in the Rhône Valley, sampling Tavel and Châteauneuf-du-Pape wines!
Leave your central Avignon hotel by luxury minivan and head northeast in the direction of Mont Ventoux – amusingly nicknamed the ‘Beast of Provence’ in recognition of its status as the region’s largest mountain. Lasting just over an hour, your journey passes through swathes of picture-perfect Provence countryside, dotted with vineyards that produce the grapes for the Rhône Valley’s esteemed Ventoux wines.Stop at a wine estate in the foothills of Mont Ventoux for a tour of its cellars, fermenting rooms and bottling rooms, learning all about wine cultivation in the area as you go. Listen to your knowledgeable guide explain how all of your senses can discern your taste for different wines, and then discover it for yourself during a wine-tasting session. Sample up to five different wines (red, rosé and white) plus quality olive oils, and then take a stroll around the vineyards.Hop back into your minivan and travel to the charming town of Beaumes-de-Venise to explore independently or have lunch -- your guide will give tips for the best places to eat! In the afternoon continue your tour through the prestigious Rhône Valley, where you’ll visit two more wine estates. Sample crisp rosé wines at a chateau in the Tavel wine region, and then end your tour on a high note by sampling the internationally acclaimed Châteauneuf-du-Pape wine at another chateau. After learning all about the characteristics of these incredible Rhône Valley wines, return to your Avignon hotel where your tour ends.