Côte rôtie and Hermitage
From 9:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Group tour on Tuesday: 129€/pers
Private tour: 680€/group from 2 to 4 people, 30€/extra pers
Visit of two wine estates
From Hermitage to Côte Rôtie, the famous wine of the Northern Côtes du Rhône
Meet your guide in Lyon at 9 am and get aboard his minivan for a wonderful 8 hours journey in the Côtes du Rhône world. The northern part of the Rhône Valley is reputed for its exceptional wines. Several of them are classed among the finest in France. On this intimate tour you will have the opportunity to meet up and to share a few words about le terroir with an authentic winemaker. You will taste the best wine of the region and see beautiful vine landscapes!
Morning: You will be heading south to the legendary vines of Hermitage. Cultivated on the left banks of the Rhône in a very special terroir, the wines you will discover require high temperatures to savour these particular red fruit and wild flower aromas. You will start with a breathtaking view on the vines and the Rhône River at the Hermitage hill Belvedere. Your guide will tell you about the story of this mythical wine. Afterwards, you will push the door of a local winery and taste 5 or 6 different Côtes du Rhône wine varieties. Among them, you will find excellent AOC wine: Hermitage and Croze-Hermitage.
Lunch: Free. Your guide will be happy to show you good local restaurants.
Afternoon: You will be heading north to the prestigious Côte-Rôtie vineyards. Take a stroll along them with a winemaker to learn why this wine is so exceptional. You will immediately be seduced by the magnificent view over the Rhône valley and the steep hillsides of these vineyards.
You will delight yourself with additional 5 or 6 different wine varieties. Among them, you will taste Saint-Joseph, Condrieu and Côte-Rôtie AOC.
During the tasting, you will appreciate the considerable aromatic richness of these great wines.