French wine discovery tour : Riveting Rhone Wine Tour

Riveting Rhone Wine Tour

Looking for the best Rhone wine tour available?  Experience the Rhone with choice visits, exquisite hotels and your own personal wine tour.  See the best of the Rhone Valley wines with our tour.

Day 1 : Arrival in Lyon

Arrival at Lyon Airport or train station. Transfer to your hotel, Lyon center.

Afternoon: Free time to discover Lyon, it's silk factories, the funicular leading up to the basilica or les Halles Market where there is a great wine bar.

 Diner in an authentic “bouchon” restaurant.


Day 2: Cote Rotie, St Joseph & Condrieu vineyards

 In the most northern most part of the Rhône Valley, visit one of the most prestigious wineries and discover their large range of wines.

Enjoy lunch in a gastronomic restaurant where the Chef, in the finest tradition of Lyon, serves succulent, flavoursome cuisine, combining distinctly local flavours with a discernible touch of southern France. Of course, these exquisite dishes would not be complete without a superb choice of fine, local wines: Condrieu, Côte Rôtie, Saint Joseph and other famous Rhône Valley appellations are all on the wine list.

After lunch, we follow on to some of the steepest vineyards of Côte Rôtie and Condrieu for a visit and tasting at a well known vineyard.

Next we will visit an organic producer in St Joseph, Côte Rôtie and Condrieu AOC in Chavannay, a St Joseph AOC village.


Day 3 : Tain l’Hermitage, Crozes-Hermitage

Today we depart for the Tain l’Hermitage.

Start the day with a little stroll on the mythical Hermitage Hill. We will explain to you the different appellations (terroir, grape varieties, typicity, etc) and enjoy a white wine tasting among the vines.

Next we will stop for a lovely lunch and Hermitage wine tasting at one of the most famous estates of the area.

After lunch, find out secrets of a family estate in Crozes-Hermitage, the most popular appellation of the Northern Rhône Valley

On the right bank of the Rhône River, discover an estate in St Joseph, the longest AOC in the area. Enjoy the wine tasting with a French “casse-croûte” (delicatessen and cheeses from Ardèche).

Return to your hotel.


Day 4 : Cornas, and Tournon

We start the day with short walk in Cornas vineyards with an introduction to the appellations and a red wine tasting among the vines.

Visit and taste wines from one of the most famous estate in Cornas or St Peray AOC .

Lunch in a local wine bar.

Transfer to the village of Tournon and visit a winery in the birthplace of the St Joseph AOC.

The Northern Rhône Valley is famous for its biodynamic wine production, meet and discover the philosophy of one of the areas most well known biodynamic producers .

Return to your hotel.


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