Northern Côtes du Rhône – Half day
The origin of wine, in the footsteps of the Romans
Comfortably seated in a minibus, set off to explore the Rhône Valley and its treasures.
An excursion for lovers of Syrah and Viognier! The two northernmost appellations of the Rhône valley sublimate these two grape varieties in their native lands.
You will begin your wine journey in the village of Ampuis, cradle of Côte-Rôtie AOC and then drive to the village of Condrieu, well known for its white wines. You will see the steep hillsides of one of the oldest vineyard in France.Côte-Rôtie and Condrieu, two wines which tell us the history of their terroir and reveal the personality of their creators.
During a tasting of 5 wines in the middle of the vineyard, you will understand the origin of this exceptional wine.
On the steep hillsides the vineyards have a perfect sun exposition and a very rich and diversified terroir. You will immediately be seduced by the magnificent view over the Rhône Valley! You will then be heading south to the Condrieu wine area.
After visiting a winery, you will realise that the terroir, the grape variety but also the hand of the winemaker contribute to make an unique wine.You will enjoy the intense aromatic Viognier and the fruity and silky taste of Syrah grape of the Northern Côtes du Rhône in their original terroir.
- Please ensure you arrive 10 minutes before the tour commences.
- Booking is necessary.
- Cancellation free of charge 72 hours before schedule activity.
- We recommend wearing walking shoes.
& practical information
Half day visit
Discovery of the vineyard in mini coach great comfort
In front of the Tourist Office, Place Bellecour - Lyon 2nd
Metro A or D > Bellecour
Enjoyed a wonderful wine tasting in the Rhône.
Afternoon Wine Tour
by granada girl
We were delighted with our Guide and the tour was exactly as promised. We saw 2 wineries and thoroughly enjoyed the offering and thought all was well planned and executed and fairly priced.
I had only recently learned that the Northern Rhone is Syrah, not blends as in the Southern Rhone. The tour was lead by a former employee of one of the local wineries, they were helpful in learning more about the region and its wines.
by antonis zafeiriadis
Thank you for the informative service you provided. I enjoyed the wine tour with Rhine Trip and I was very pleased with the experience.
Unbelievable trip !
A memorable visit and a learning experience. Would definitely book again. Julie was informative, knowledgeable, and had a passion for the area and its history.