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Ophorus Tours - Châteauneuf du Pape Wine Tour Private Day Trip from Avignon

Avignon

Châteauneuf du Pape Wine Tour Private Day Trip from Avignon

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  • Food & Wine

  • 07 hours

  • Small Groups ( 2~8 )

  • Relaxed

  • Multi-languages

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Enjoy a full day Private Wine Tasting and Wineries tour in the Châteauneuf du Pape wine region of France with a local guide, expert in Côtes du Rhône Wines. From Avignon, visit carefully selected wineries, taste delicious red wines.

Highlights

  • Visit carefully selected Châteauneuf du Pape Wineries
  • Taste delicious red & white Châteauneuf du Pape wines
  • Local Tour Guide, Expert in Châteauneuf du Pape Wines
  • Travel in premium A/C vehicle

Program & Itinerary

On this private full day small group tour, we will first come and pick you up at your accommodation in Avignon. Meet your English speaking driver guide who will go over the itinerary and program of the day with you. The Châteauneuf du Pape Appellation was one of 6 to be labeled as the first AOC wines of France in 1936. The vineyards planted by the Romans were extended and developed by the Pope's residing ...

Meet your English speaking local guide

On this private full day small group tour, we will first come and pick you up at your accommodation in Avignon. Meet your English speaking driver guide who will go over the itinerary and program of the day with you.

Châteauneuf du Pape Wine tour

The Châteauneuf du Pape Appellation was one of 6 to be labeled as the first AOC wines of France in 1936. The vineyards planted by the Romans were extended and developed by the Pope's residing in Avignon popes during the 14th century.

In 1314, Clement V, the first Avignon Pope discovered the special soil of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. His successor, John XXII supports him and it was during his reign that the vineyard really took off and spread fame beyond the borders of “The Comtat”.

The former bishop of Avignon, Jacques Duèse was elected as Pope John XII and succeeded Clement V in 1316. He regularly drank the wines from the vineyards ‘in the north’ and did much to improve viticulture practices there.

The Pope sought a place sufficiently far from the city to discourage courtiers, sycophants, and scroungers, yet close enough so that a courier could go there and back to Avignon on the same day. The ideal spot was found on a hillock overlooking the Rhône Valley about halfway between Avignon and Orange – Châteauneuf – and this area was placed directly under his authority.

As you reach this famous wine producing region, discover the village and its ancient castle that was the summer residence of the Pope's during their stay in the area. Here, you will enjoy a breathtaking panoramic view on the valley.

Morning Wine tasting session in a local Winery

The Chateauneuf du Pape wines are well known for their full bodied red wines made predominantly with different grape varieties such as Syrah, Grenache and Mourvèdre that are typical grapes that can be found in the southern vineyards of France. There are also some white Chateauneuf du Pape wines that are intensely perfumed. The grape varieties used for the white wines include Grenache Blanc, Rousannes, Clairette and Bourboulenc many of which are rustic french varietals.

Upon arrival in the village, it will be time to taste some of the local wines in a local winery. Then, you will have some free time to roam around and enjoy a wine tour of Chateauneuf du Pape wines in the old 14th century pope cellars. Depending on your wishes, it will be possible to taste more wines in the local wineries that your guide can point to.

Lunch in a local restaurant

After your morning Chateauneuf du Pape wine tour, it will be time for lunch. We can pre-book a restaurant for you and your party in a local restaurant. Why not enjoy the local food and pair it with more Chateau neuf du Pape red or white wines.

Afternoon wine tasting session in a local Winery

After lunch, experience your second Chateauneuf du Pape winery tour. Listen about the history of this unique domain, visit the installations and participate in a commented tasting of the wines of the estate. Take the opportunity to ask about the wine making process, the different bledings that are possible and most of all learn about the large range of grape varieties that can be used to make this exceptional wines. 

After the wine tasting tour, we will take you back to Avignon. Please note that we also organize Provence wine tours & day trips from Avignon.

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  • Pick up at your accommodation in Avignon or surrounding area

  • Visit & Wine tasting at 1st winery in Châteauneuf du Pape

  • Lunch at leisure in a local restaurant (at own expense)

  • Visit & Wine tasting at 2nd winery in Châteauneuf du Pape

  • Drop off at your accommodation in Avignon

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Ophorus Tours - Châteauneuf du Pape Wine Tour Private Day Trip from Avignon
Ophorus Tours - Châteauneuf du Pape Wine Tour Private Day Trip from Avignon
Ophorus Tours - Châteauneuf du Pape Wine Tour Private Day Trip from Avignon
Ophorus Tours - Châteauneuf du Pape Wine Tour Private Day Trip from Avignon

Know before you book

  • Tour available from April to October
  • 8 hour Private Provence Wine Tour
  • Wine tasting fees can be included during the booking process
  • Tour is operated in English, other languages on request
  • Tour is not wheelchair accessible
  • Prices are per group from 2 to 8 persons - Larger groups please contact us
COVID-19 SAFETY MEASURES
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available for travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands

Meeting point

Train Station, Hotel, AirBnB or Accommodation in Avignon Avignon

Departure

We will come and pick you up at the train station, hotel, accommodation, Airbnb in Avignon or surrounding area.

Return

Drop off at original starting point.

Included / excluded

Included

  • Pick up at your hotel or accommodation in Avignon
  • English speaking driver/guide, expert in Châteauneuf du Pape wines
  • Travel in premium A/C vehicle
  • 7 hours private tour
  • Small group of 2 to 8 persons maximum

Excluded

  • Wine tasting fees unless purchased during booking process
  • Meals, drinks
  • Personal expenses, insurance
  • Gratuities for the driver/guide
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