We designed this tour around the wine regions of Côte du Rhône and Rhône Valley in the south of France. We can add additional territories if time permits. All of our tours are custom designed to target the best wines and restaurants of the region. We will accommodate any specific requests for towns/wineries/restaurants, if possible. The following are two sample days from our current itinerary:
Beginning in the Southern Rhone with a visit to the wineries of Tavel famous for their Rosé, we travel up the Rhone River Valley stopping in Avignon for a lunch at the Michelin-starred Christian Etienne. We travel on to the quaint town of Chateauneuf Du Pape for the opportunity to try some of the finest wines in the area. This is a wonderful place to call home for the evening and to enjoy a hearty meal of local sausages and game meats that pair so wonderfully with these Grenache-based wines.
The following morning we continue north passing Gigondas where we visit vineyards of the lesser known but nonetheless elegant Southern Rhone red followed by a brief stop in the hilltop perch of Beaumes de Venise for a pre-lunch sample of the Vin Doux Naturel. After lunch overlooking the picturesque valley below, we circle back toward the town of Isle Sur la Sorgue for an afternoon of shopping the perfectly curated antique stores and strolling along the canal in this charming town. Back to Avignon for dinner.