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Wine Regions & Vineyards of France

Luxury Wine Tours in France 2024: Private & Exclusive Experiences

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Wine Tours in France: Explore Wineries & Regions

Uncork a world of exquisite wines and captivating landscapes on unforgettable wine tours through France's most celebrated regions. From the prestigious vineyards of Bordeaux to the sun-drenched slopes of Provence, embark on a journey that will tantalize your taste buds and leave you with lasting memories.

Immerse Yourself in History and Tradition

France boasts a rich winemaking heritage dating back centuries. Walk in the footsteps of winemakers past as you explore charming chateaux and historic cellars.

Learn about the unique terroir (land and soil characteristics) that shapes each region's wines, and discover the meticulous process that transforms humble grapes into liquid gold.

Bordeaux: Where Elegance Meets Power

Bordeaux Wine Tours offer a glimpse into the world of prestigious wines. Explore the world-renowned appellations of Médoc and Saint-Émilion, where meticulously crafted wines like Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot reign supreme.

Uncover the secrets behind Grand Cru classification and delve into the art of wine tasting, learning to identify the complex flavors and aromas that define these iconic wines. Beyond the tastings, be captivated by the stunning Bordeaux countryside dotted with picturesque chateaux, some dating back centuries.

Meet passionate winemakers who share their knowledge and dedication, ensuring a truly immersive experience.

Alsace: A Paradise for White Wine Lovers

Alsace Wine Tours will transport you to a wonderland of aromatic white wines. Nestled in northeastern France, Alsace boasts a distinct winemaking style, renowned for its crisp and expressive whites.

Visit esteemed vineyards like Domaine Zind-Humbrecht or Domaine Weinbach and embark on guided tours and cellar visits. Sample a diverse range of wines, from the floral elegance of Riesling to the spicy notes of Gewürztraminer.

Don't miss the opportunity to try Crémant d'Alsace, a sparkling wine crafted using the traditional Champagne method. Pair your discoveries with hearty Alsatian cuisine, indulging in flammekueche (Alsatian pizza) and choucroute (sauerkraut with sausages and potatoes) at local restaurants or cozy winstubs (wine bars).

Beyond the wine, explore charming villages like Riquewihr and Eguisheim, and capture breathtaking views from the Haut-Koenigsbourg castle.

Provence Wine Tours: Unveiling the Soul of Rosé 

Immerse yourself in the sun-drenched vineyards of Provence, where rosé reigns supreme. Discover the region's unique grape varietals like Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvèdre, and savor the refreshing taste of Provence rosés alongside stunning scenery. Explore the distinct sub-regions of Provence, each with its own character:

  • Côtes de Provence:

Explore the heart of Provence rosé production, known for its pale pink wines with a dry and elegant style. Visit prestigious estates like Château d'Esclans, producer of the famed "Sacripante" rosé.

  • Provence AOC:

Venture beyond rosé and discover the region's hidden gems, including elegant white wines made from Rolle (Vermentino) and richer red wines based on Grenache and Syrah.

  • Bandol:

Uncover the bold and structured red wines of Bandol, primarily made from Mourvèdre. Pair these with Provençal specialties like daube Provençale (beef stew) or bourride (fish stew).

 

Loire Valley Wine Tours: A Fairytale Escape Among Majestic Châteaux 

Embark on a journey through a fairytale landscape dotted with magnificent châteaux like Chambord and Chenonceau. The Loire Valley boasts a diverse range of white wines, each with its own distinct personality.

Explore the crisp minerality of Sauvignon Blanc from Sancerre and Pouilly-Fumé, or discover the captivating sweetness and acidity of Chenin Blanc in the regions of Vouvray and Savennières. 

Don't miss the chance to try the region's unique sparkling wines made using the traditional method, known as Crémant de Loire. Pair your discoveries with the fresh and flavorful cuisine of the Loire Valley, known for its delicious cheeses, river fish, and seasonal vegetables.

Burgundy Wine Tours: Unveiling the Majesty of Pinot Noir 

Delve into the world of Pinot Noir, the undisputed king of Burgundy. Explore the famed Côte de Nuits region, known for producing some of the world's most prestigious and expensive wines like Romanée-Conti and Chambertin. 

Venture into the Côte de Beaune, where Pinot Noir reigns supreme but also discover elegant Chardonnay from villages like Puligny-Montrachet and Meursault.  Uncover the intricacies of the Burgundian classification system, which categorizes vineyards based on quality, from the most prestigious Grand Cru down to the humble Bourgogne appellation. 

Beyond the tastings, be captivated by the rolling vineyards and charming villages that define the Burgundian landscape.

Champagne Wine Tours: Celebrating the Birthplace of Bubbly Bliss 

Celebrate the art of bubbly in the birthplace of Champagne. Witness the meticulous production process, from the delicate art of grape selection to the secondary fermentation in bottle that creates the signature bubbles. 

Descend into the historic underground cellars,  where millions of bottles age under perfect conditions.  Savor the world-famous sparkling wines, from the light and refreshing Brut to the richer and more complex Blanc de Noirs and Vintage Champagnes. 

Pair your discoveries with the decadent cuisine of the Champagne region, known for its rich sauces, fresh cheeses, and buttery pastries.

A Culinary Adventure Alongside Every Sip

No exploration of French wine is complete without indulging in the country's renowned cuisine. Our tours incorporate visits to local markets and restaurants, allowing you to experience the perfect pairing of regional wines and traditional dishes. Savor the robust flavors of Bordeaux alongside hearty stews or enjoy the delicate flavors of Loire Valley whites with fresh seafood.

Book Your Unforgettable Wine Tour Today

France beckons with its diverse wine regions, each offering a unique tapestry of flavors, history, and scenery.

Whether you're a seasoned wine connoisseur or simply seeking an unforgettable travel experience, embark on a journey with us.

Book your wine tour today and raise a glass to the beauty and complexity of French wine culture.

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