Private Tours

Northern Cotes du Rhone wine tour

A partir de 112.20€ /pers.
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340.00€ /pers.
Vous devez prendre au minimum 2 places avant de valider ce circuit
  • 09h00 - 17h15
    09h00 - 17h15
  • 17/18 wines tasted
    17/18 wines tasted
  • Guiding English / French
    Guiding English / French
  • Guiding French / Spanish
    Guiding French / Spanish
  • Air-conditioned minibus
    Air-conditioned minibus
  • Lunch NOT included
    Lunch NOT included
  • Flat shoes and jacket
    Flat shoes and jacket

Carved on the rock by generations of wine-makers along the Rhone River, the Northern Cotes du Rhone Valley provides a striking spectacle with the vertigo-inducing vineyards of Cote Rotie & Condrieu. Along this full day private wine tour from Lyon, discover the Côtes du Rhone region through 3 wineries and taste the almost absolute perfection of Syrah and Viognier varietals in their "birthplace":

Galerie

  • Découvertes des Côtes du Rhône
  • Découvertes des Côtes du Rhône
  • Découvertes des Côtes du Rhône
  • Découvertes des Côtes du Rhône
  • Découvertes des Côtes du Rhône
  • Découvertes des Côtes du Rhône

Programme

Program Northern Cotes du Rhone wine tour, Morning

Morning

Discover of the Northern Cotes du Rhone Vineyards:

At 9:00 am, your English speaking driver-guide picks you up at your hotel in Lyon or close suburbs and transfer you to the Northern Cotes du Rhone wine country.

Start this full day wine tour in Vienne city with a stunning panorama on the Rhone valley from Notre Dame de Pipet Mount. With your guide, be introduced to the different grapes varietals of the Northern Cotes du Rhone, the crus wine appellations and the philosophy of the region relying on "terroir".

Take time also to admire the spectacular old roman theatre as you guide tell you about the fascinating history of the wines from Vienne which were famous in Roma, 22 centuries ago.

Then, cross Ampuis town, the world capital of Syrah and visit "Cote Rotie" vineyards literally "roasted hillside". Drive on the precipitous vertigo inducing terraced slopes of "Cote Brune" and "Cote Blonde" and appreciate the 30 to 60 degree angles hills bathed in sun facing the beautiful Rhône River.

Around 10:45 am, visit a first winery and learn some secrets about the Rhone wine-making savoir-faire. Walk through the barrels room and talk about the art of aging wine. Then go to the wine-tasting room and taste 3 white and red wines including Condrieu, white & red St Joseph and Cote Rotie appellations.

Program Northern Cotes du Rhone wine tour, Lunch

Lunch

Lunch in a Cotes du Rhone Restaurant

Delight yourself with a delicious meal in a local restaurant which serves Cotes du Rhone cuisine. Our guide will be happy to translate and explain all the different courses for you! Menus start from € 20 during the week (Special of the day) and € 25 on weekends. Lunch is not included.

Program Northern Cotes du Rhone wine tour, Afternoon

Afternoon

Wine-tasting at a 2 Cotes du Rhone wineries:

In early afternoon, cross Condrieu, birth town of Viognier grape which produces the world famous white wine. The group will get to know its unique story, how this grape varietal almost died a few years ago.

Then, push the door of a family winery and taste 5-6 different Cotes du Rhone wines among them, Condrieu, St Joseph or/and Cote Rotie appellations.

Finally, stop at a third winery to delight yourself with another 5 beautiful Rhone wines: take time to enjoy the intense aromatic Viognier and the quasi absolute perfection of Syrah grape of the Northern Cotes du Rhone in their original terroir.

For Syrah & Viognier wine lovers!

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Point de Rencontre / Lieu de Départ du Circuit

Si vous résidez dans un hotel de Lyon ou sa proche banlieue, veuillez attendre votre guide privé dans le hall près de la Réception, 10 minutes avant l'heure de départ du circuit.
Si vous résidez dans un appartement ou une maison, veuillez attendre votre guide privé à l'extérieur, dans la rue, à l'adresse de prise en charge donnée lors de votre réservation et ce 10 minutes avant l'heure de départ du circuit. Merci !

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!