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  • WINE TASTING FEES FOR CHATEAUNEUF DU PAPE FOR 2 WINERIES

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    Wine tasting fees per person, for 2 winery visits in Châteauneuf du Pape.
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Ophorus Tours - From Sète Port Châteauneuf du Pape Wine Tour shore excursion private

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From Sète Port Châteauneuf du Pape Wine Tour shore excursion private

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  • Small Groups ( 1~8 )

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Enjoy a Châteauneuf du Pape wine tour on this private shore excursion from Sète. Tour the vineyards, visit carefully selected wineries. Taste famed red wines from this southern Côtes du Rhône wine region. Wine tour conducted by expert guide

Highlights

  • Enjoy the scenic views & stunning landscapes of Châteauneuf du Pape
  • Visit the vineyards, learn about the unique terroir that makes this wine so special
  • Taste wines made of Syrah, Grenache or Mourvèdre grapes
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Program & Itinerary

On this private full day wine tour, we will first come and pick you up at your cruise ship in Sète Port of Call. Meet your English speaking driver guide who will go over the itinerary and program of the day with you. Drive to the Châteauneuf du Pape wine region where you will have several wine tasting sessions in carefully selected Châteauneuf du Pape wineries. The Châteauneuf du Pape Appellation ...

Meet your English speaking local guide

On this private full day wine tour, we will first come and pick you up at your cruise ship in Sète Port of Call. Meet your English speaking driver guide who will go over the itinerary and program of the day with you. Drive to the Châteauneuf du Pape wine region where you will have several wine tasting sessions in carefully selected Châteauneuf du Pape wineries.

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 Châteauneuf 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 Châteauneuf 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 (at own expense)

After your morning Châteauneuf 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 sessions in 2 local Wineries

After lunch, experience 2 other Châteauneuf du Pape winery tours. Listen about the history of these unique domains, visit the installations and participate commented tastings of the wines of the estates. Take the opportunity to ask about the wine making process, the different blendings 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 your Cruise Ship in Sète and that will be the end of our services. 

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  • Pick up at your Cruise Ship in Sète

  • Visit & Wine tasting at 1st Châteauneuf du Pape Winery

  • Free time for personal discovery and lunch (at own expense)

  • Visit & Wine tasting at 2nd Châteauneuf du Pape Winery

  • Wine tasting at 3rd Châteauneuf du Pape Winery

  • Drop off at Sète Cruise Port

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Ophorus Tours - From Sète Port Châteauneuf du Pape Wine Tour shore excursion private
Ophorus Tours - From Sète Port Châteauneuf du Pape Wine Tour shore excursion private
Ophorus Tours - From Sète Port Châteauneuf du Pape Wine Tour shore excursion private

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  • Small group, personalized experiences
  • Worry free shore Excursion, guaranteed return to Ship
  • Prices are per group from 2 to 8 persons - Larger groups please contact us
  • Tour is not wheelchair accessible

Meeting point

quai d'Alger Sète

Departure

Take the shuttle located outside your ship that will drop you off Place Mangeot. Your driver-guide will be waiting there for you with a sign bearing your name.

Return

Tour returns to original departure point.

Included / excluded

Included

  • Pick up and drop off at Cruise Ship in Sète
  • Visit & Wine tasting in 3 selected wineries
  • English speaking driver or driver/guide
  • Premium A/C vehicle

Excluded

  • Entrance fees to monuments, museums
  • Wine Tasting fees
  • Meals and drinks
  • Personal insurance and expenses
  • Gratuities for the guide
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