* Guided tours of the wine cellars and wine tastings included
Let’s set off on the wine route to discover the mostfamous vineyards of the Côtes
du Rhône. You’ll be able to visit the wine cellars and chais of well-known estates
and taste their most renowned wines.
First, a great winery, in an exceptional setting, near the village of Cairanne, will
warmly welcome you to taste its best vintages. The owner will gladly recount the
secrets of his wine growing and a tour of the cellar, the vinification chais and
ageing barrels, as well as a walk in the vineyards will be part of this experience.
The vineyards will offer you a panoramic view of the Dentelles de Montmirail.
At the heart of the Dentelles de Montmirail, you’ll discover the vineyards of Beaumes
de Venise whose red wines have achieved Côtes du Rhône distinction. 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. You’ll be able to taste
the well-known Muscat after the visit of the wine cellar.
Finally, to end this “wine tasting” excursion, we‘ll make our way towards Châteauneuf
du Pape where you’ll discover the most prestigious vineyards in the Côtes du Rhône.
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. It extends
over more than 3,300 hectares and is worked by more than 55 private estates and 300
wine growers. You’ll be invited to take a guided tour of one famous wineryto understand
the winemaking process and use of oak casks and barrels. You’ll have the opportunity
to find out more and taste the wines and vintagesof Châteauneuf du Papein a privately
reserved room. On our return, we’ll pass through the village of Châteauneuf du Pape
to visit the hill-top castle, and admire the fabulous views over the vineyards, the
Rhône Valley, Avignon and its Papal City, the Alpilles, the Luberon, the Mont Ventoux…