Hermitage, Condrieu & Cote Rotie
Explore the entire northern Rhône Valley from Hermitage to Condrieu & Cote Rotie vineyards and taste the quasi absolute perfection of Shiraz and Viognier grape varietals in their birth region. Along this fascinating full day private wine tour from Lyon, let us introduce you to "the King" Hermitage wine and "the Queen" Cote Rotie wine while you wine-taste at three Cotes du Rhone wineries:
View from Hermitage Chapel and Wine-tasting at a famous winery
At 8:30 am, your English speaking driver-guide picks you up at your hotel or appartment in Lyon city or close suburbs for a private wine tour of the Northern Cotes du Rhone region.
After a transfer of 55 minutes approx., start the day with a magnificent view over the Hermitage wine country from its emblematic St Christopher Chapel and discover the old legend which made its name.
With your private guide, learn about the different soils of Hermitage, Crozes-Hermitage, St Joseph, Cornas wine appellations and shiraz grape varietal called syrah in French.
Around 10:30 am, be welcome a famous winery for a discovery of several Shiraz & Marsanne Rhone wines. Culminate this first wine-tasting with the red Hermitage: take time to capture the essence of this prestigious "crus" called the "king" of the Cotes du Rhone region.
Lunch in a local restaurant of Tain l'Hermitage town
Delight yourself with a delicious meal in a Tain L'Hermitage restaurant which serves regional cuisine. Our guide will be happy to translate and explain all the different courses for you! Lunch is not included. Menu of the day from 20 € / pers.
Visit of Cote Rotie, Condrieu & St Joseph vineyards and wine-tasting at 2 Cotes du Rhone wineries:
In early afternoon, follow this private rhone wine tour driving along the Rhone River and learn about St Joseph appellation, known to be red but which also give birth to elegant whites.
Then, push the door of a first family winery and enjoy a winery tour: learn some secrets about the unique Rhone wine-making savoir-faire and the art of barrel aging. Then, taste 5 different Cotes du Rhone wines among them, some Condrieu, St Joseph or/and Cote Rotie Crus.
Later drive through Condrieu, birth town of Viognier grape which produces the world famous white wine. Then, cross Ampuis town, the world capital of Shiraz and discover "Cote Rotie" vineyards known for its vertigo inducing terraced slopes up to 60 percents angles.
Finally, stop at a second winery near Ampuis to delight yourself with another 5 beautiful Rhone wines: take time to enjoy the intense aromatic Viognier and the quasi absolute perfection of shiraz grape in Cote Rotie wine called the "Queen of the Cotes du Rhone"!
A private wine tour from Lyon for Syrah & Viognier lovers...
Meeting Point / Location For Tour Departure
If you stay in an appartment or an house in Lyon city or close suburbs, to ease pick up for your private guide, please be waiting outside in the street at your accommodation address - 10 min before tour departure time. Thank you!
Our Lyon Private Tours operated to Beaujolais, Cotes du Rhone, Burgundy, Macon wine regions and Perouges, Annecy cities allow you to make the most of your travels immersing yourself into the destination with absolute flexibility. With a knowledgeable English speaking guide native from Lyon region, visit the best sights at your pace, taste & interact with local wine-makers and artisan producers. You have specific requests or would like to do multiple private wine tours from Lyon, France? Please email us, we will be pleased to tailor your touring itinerary for you!