Chateauneuf du Pape is the most important appellation in the Southern Rhône in terms of quality and diversity. It is also the largest village "Cru" of the Rhône Valley (about 3200Ha).
The Wine takes the name of the village which means "Pope's New Castle" as this was a summer quarter of the Popes during the 14th century. The king of Chateauneuf du Pape is the grape varietal "Grenache" that suits the dry Mediterranean climate but in total it is not less than 13 Grapes that can be used in the Blends.
The wines are usually full bodied, complex and very much appreciated all over the world.
(Only private : from 2 to 8 clients)
Discover the Secret of the wine's Elaboration of some of the most famous Châteaux of the Chateauneuf du Pape Appellation by makinga stop into the vineyard with its famous "Galets roulés" and by visiting two of the oldest Châteaux to understand the wine making process and taste a selection of some of their best wines. (Private visit and private tasting)
Enjoy a meal in a typical Provencal restaurant, where you will enjoy Mediterranean food paired with Local wines and a stunning view on the Chpateauneuf du Pape vineyard.
(Lunch is included in the tour price)
Take a private visit in the oldest Château of the Appellation and taste a selection of some of their best wines.
I suggest we finish the tour with a private tasting of wines from others appellation of the Rhône Valley in an old cave situated in the old town of Chateauneuf du Pape.
Optional : Chocolate and wine pairing
All of my Chateauneuf du Pape wine tours are customized and i do a rotation with the wineries we go to. I always make sure the wineries visited are very different in terms of profile and style of wines. As i was born and raised in the region i have a strong networks of winemakers who trust me and let me access their wineries and wines.
Transportation in a comfortable A/C minivan