Learn about the wines of the Rhône Valley on a 10-hour wine tasting tour from Avignon, divided into a morning theory lesson at a professional tasting room, and an afternoon wine trip with more tastings and an immersive tour of 2 wineries.
What to Expect
Start this full-day wine education tour of the Rhône Valley with a scenic drive to the foot of Mont Ventoux, traveling through the vineyards of the Ventoux appellation. Here, you will visit an outstanding wine estate for a guided tour of the cellar, from the fermentation room to the bottling room.
During the day you will learn how to improve your wine knowledge using all 5 senses. Your guide will explain how to use your nose to pick up wine bouquets, and your tongue to discern the various flavors. You will taste 4-5 wines, including a white, rosé, and 2-3 reds, as well as olive oil produced on the property.
Enjoy some free time in Beaumes-de-Venise for lunch at your own expense. Then, spend the afternoon enhancing your wine education at 2 wineries. Learn about the terroir, origins and meaning of the AOC certification (Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée), geography and landscape of the wines, and more.
Sample the pink wines of the appellation Tavel (perfect on summer days) and the fine wines of the appellation Châteauneuf du Pape, one of the Rhône Valley’s best known and distinguised wine communes.
- Transportation by air-conditioned minibus
- Pick-up and drop off at your Avignon hotel
- Services of a wine-expert driver/guide