15% discount on full day tours in MAY (not valid on Sundays)
Provence Tour: Private Sightseeing Tour n°21
Great vineyards of Côtes du Rhône
Cairanne - Rasteau - Séguret - Gigondas - Vacqueyras - Beaumes de Venise - Châteauneuf
Full day tour - Dep: 9.00am / Ret: 5.30pm
* Guided tour of 3 or 4 wine cellars and wine tastings included
Let you guide on the wine road to discover the mostfamous vineyards of the Côtes
du Rhône.The owners of well known wineries will gladly recount the secrets of their
wine growing and a tour of the cellar, the vinification chais and ageing barrels,
as well as a walk explanatory in the vineyards will be part of this experience. You
will be warmly welcomed to taste their best vintages.
Cairanne : village of high Vaucluse among which 80 % of the population lives off
the vine and wine. 1600 hectares of exploitation covers Cotes du Rhone appellation.
Depending on the nature of the soil, it produces red wines structured or more flexible
and fruity, white wines and rosés. The village is located in an exceptional setting,
it offers a magnificent view on all the plain, vineyards,Mont Ventoux and the Dentelles
Rasteau : common wine-grower known for its wine Côtes du Rhône red, it also produces
an excellent natural sweet wine, red wine and rosé. Vineyards exposed due south protected
from the mistral promotes the production of wines with a strong personality and good
Seguret : magnificent village nestled on a rocky peak, listed as one of the “most
beautiful villages of France”.The vineyard of Séguret, sometimes situated at 350m
above sea-level, produces fruity red wines and soft, delicate rosés and light and
Gigondas : small village with a great wine, 1200 hectares of vineyard is exploited
by more than 200 wine growers. Wines showed their dedication in 1971, year of obtaining
of the appellation "Gigondas", vintage wine of the Côtes du Rhône. Wines of Gigondas
are rich, powerful and colored, and offer deep red robes.
Vacqueyras : symbolic village producing one of three vintage wines of the Côtes du
Rhône. Dedicated believed Côtes du Rhône in 1990, the appellation covers 1400 hectares
of vines. This is the only appellation "Left bank" of the Côtes du Rhône produce
AOC wines three colors: red, white and pink. Red wines are fine and delicate, rosés
are fruity, and whites are fresh with floral aromas.
Beaumes de Venise is situated in the heart of the Dentelles de Montmirail, in this
extraordinary landscape where vineyards are often perched at 300m above sea-level.
It was promulgated Côtes du Rhône for its red wines. However, Beaumes de Venise,
is above all famous for its Muscat, gold in a bottle. It is famous throughout the
world, and has earned a reputation as one of the best.
Châteauneuf du Pape, the most prestigious and most extensivevineyards of the Côtes
du Rhône. Extending over more than 3,300 hectares, it is worked by 55 wineries and
nearly 300 wine growers. The vines were originally planted by the Popes in the Middle
Ages, and have been famous ever since the 18th century. Châteauneuf du Pape became
the first officially recognised ‘appellation d’origine contrôlée’ of the Côtes du
Rhône in 1936. The red wines of Châteauneuf du Pape are known for their concentration,
their power and complexity.