Welcome to Gigondas
Wine cellars and cafes surround the sun-dappled central square of Gigondas, famous for prestigious red wine. Wine tasting here provides an excellent counterpoint to Châteauneuf-du-Pape: both use the same grapes, but the soil is different. In town, Caveau de Gigondas represents 100 small producers and offers free tastings – most bottles cost just €12 to €17. The tourist office has a complete list of wineries.
Above the central square, along the Cheminement de Sculptures, enigmatic outdoor sculptures line narrow pathways, leading ever upward to castle ruins, campanile, church and cemetery with stunning vistas.