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Alain Lesomptier - Private Guide in Avignon

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Gigondas and Chateauneuf du Pape Wine Tour

Wine tasting tour in Avignon

Tour Price : €450-520 Duration : 8 hours Languages: English Discount: Wine tasting fees offered

Private full day tour from Avignon - 9.00 AM to 5.00 PM

Grand Cru of Gigondas and Vacqueyras

-Château de Montmirail

The three main varieties of their area are Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre.

- Grenache brings fruit and power

- The Syrah grape structured and liquorice

- The Mourvèdre for its spiciness

For white wines, we find Clairette, Roussanne and Bourboulenc, and freshly planted Viognier and Grenache Blanc.

Their area of 45ha is spread over the slopes of the Dentelles regarding the Gigondas and Vacqueyras tray other.

Low yields on clay-limestone soils give our wines strength and balance.

 

- Free time in the village of Gigondas

After, let me take you to Châteauneuf-du-Pape, a medieval village on the side of a hill, guarded by the ruins of an ancient chateau towering above.

A literal translation of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, "the Pope’s new house", is actually true.

In the 14th century, during their stays in Avignon, the popes – and especially Pope John XXII – built a papal castle in Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

Impressed by the area’s exceptional soils, they established vineyards on the slopes surrounding the château and were instrumental in promoting the local wine’s reputation around the world.

From the chateau hill you have an outstanding view in all directions, mostly of vineyards, of course.

Off to the east and south,the Rhône winds across the fields, and the afternoon sun turns it silver.

- Visit of the cellar and wine tasting in Domaine de Beaurenard

Domaine de Beaurenard in Châteauneuf-du-Pape has been a family-run estate for seven generations.

A notarial act dated 16 December 1695 mentions “Bois Renard”, which over time has become “Beaurenard”.

Last stop at The Chocolate factory Castelain In a permanent concern(marigold) of quality and originality of its products, Castelain chocolate factory elaborates its offer(supply) within the framework of the most rigorous labels. Our production draws its originality from our Provençal roots without ever taking in defect the quality.

Additional information

Tour information:
Tour Price: €450-520
Duration: 8 hours
Group Size: 2-6 tourists
Languages: English
Tour package includes:
Airport Transfer :YES
Hotel pick-up:YES
Drop-off :YES
Tour Transportation (car, van, limo, boat, etc…):YES
Food and Drinks :NO
Other services (fees apply):
Attraction tickets (concerts, theater, museum, circus...) :NO
Translation services :NO
Reservations (hotels, restaurants, airline) :NO
Visa support :NO
Additional information:
This tour must be booked at least 7 days in advance of your travel date :YES
Tour groups must include a minimum of 2 passengers :YES
Tour prices are flexible and based on your requirements :YES
This Tour is Kid Friendly :YES
Attractions:Gigondas, Avignon