Hermitage, Condrieu & Cote Rotie
Explore the entire northern Rhône Valley from Hermitage to Condrieu & Cote Rotie vineyards and taste the quasi absolute perfection of Syrah and Viognier grapes in their original "terroir". Along this full day private wine tour from Lyon, let us introduce you to the King and the Queen of the Cotes du Rhone wines while you wine-taste at 3 wineries:
View from Hermitage Chapel Wine-tasting at a famous winery
At 9:00 am, your English speaking driver-guide picks you up at your hotel in Lyon or close suburbs and transfer you to Hermitage Wine Country.
Start the day with a magnificent view over the Hermitage wine country from its emblematic St Christopher Chapel and learn about the old legend which made its name.
With your guide, talk about the different terroirs of Hermitage, Crozes-Hermitage, St Joseph, Cornas & St Peray appellations, some of the best Cotes du Rhone "Crus" wines.
Around 11:00 am, be welcome a famous winery for a discovery of several Syrah & Marsanne Rhone wines. Culminate this first wine-tasting with the red Hermitage: take time to capture the essence of this prestigious "crus" also called the "king" of the Cotes du Rhone.
Lunch in a local restaurant of Tain l'Hermitage
Delight yourself with a delicious meal in a local restaurant which serves regional cuisine. Our guide will be happy to translate and explain all the different courses for you! Lunch is not included.
Visit of Cote Rotie, Condrieu & St Joseph vineyards:
In early afternoon, border 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 private 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 Syrah and discover "Cote Rotie" vineyards known for its vertigo inducing terraced slopes up to 60 percents angles.
Finally, stop at a second 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 in Cote Rotie, appellation called the "Queen of the Cotes du Rhone" wines.
For Syrah & Viognier lovers...
Ponto de Encontro /Lugar de partida do Tour
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!