Provence Wine Tour – Vineyards, Cellars & Wine Tasting – 8 Hours
Our Provence Wine Tour Includes: private roundtrip transportation and services of your tour guide, parking, tolls, and taxes.
Departure points in Provence: The areas of Avignon, Arles; Aix-en-Provence and Marseille. Other departure points available. Inquire.
PROVENCE WINE TOUR
This private Provence wine tour with wine tasting features the delectable wines and beautiful vineyards in Provence. The Provence region, home to over 1,000 kinds of wines, is primarily known for rosés and spicy, full-bodies red wines. The main grape variety throughout Provence is Mourvèdre, the primary component in many local rosés and reds. It is often blended with Grenache and Cinsault, with the latter being used as a significant component in most rosé.
During this full-day private Provence wine tour, your expert private guide will take you to visit the vineyards and cellars of four leading wine domaines in Gigondas, Beaumes de Venise, Vacqueyras, Rasteau, Cairanne or Châteauneuf du Pape.
As you visit the scenic vineyards in Provence, your private guide will explain the local appellation system and wine-growing culture, in particular the notion of “terroir”, the unique set of characteristics related to the geography, geology and climate of a particular place, which in turn give a wine its distinctive flavor. She will explain to you explain key elements of the winemaking process and the history of wine on your private guided visits to the exclusive cellars of Provence.
You will have the opportunity to taste four to five wines per estate, during which you will learn about the particular flavor characteristics of the Rhône grape varieties, the ageing potential of the wines and the varying influences of the terroir and cellar methods on the wines. At most of the domaines we visit, a small selection of cheese with which to taste and appreciate the wines will be provided.
You will have a lunch break at a local restaurant of your choosing, which your guide can recommend depending on the type of cuisine you’d like to try. Your guide or restaurant sommelier can recommend good local food and wine pairings
Like all of our private tours, this Provence wine tour can be customized to accommodate your special needs and interests.