Découverte des Côtes du Rhône - Kanpai Tourisme
CoordonnéesDécouverte des Côtes du Rhône - Kanpai Tourisme
Place Bellecour Devant l'Office du Tourisme 69002 Lyon 2ème
Tél. : 06 84 52 14 99
Welcome to the Northern Rhone Valley, homeland of the legendary Syrah & Viognier grapes. Half-day from 8.30am to 1.00pm or 1.30pm to 6.00pm.
Only 25 minutes south of Lyon, discover one of the oldest and steepest vineyards in the France with terraces walls built under Roman times! Stop at two family wineries and wine-taste Cote Rotie, Condrieu & St Joseph appellations considered among the best Cotes du Rhone wines ... DISCOVER NORTHERN COTES DU RHONE : VIENNE, AMPUIS, CONDRIEU, CHAVANAY Stop in Vienne to enjoy a spectacular view on the 2000 year’s old roman theatre and the stunning panorama on the Rhone Valley. With your guide, learn about the "terroir" and the different grapes characteristics of the Northern Cotes du Rhone region. Cross Ampuis town, the world capital of Syrah and visit "Cote Rotie" vineyards literally "roasted hillside". Drive on the precipitous vertigo inducing terraced slopes of "Cote Brune" and "Cote Blonde" and appreciate the 30 to 60 degree angles hills bathed in sun facing the beautiful Rhône River. Stop to take pictures and to imagine the work of vine-growers in this unique impressive landscape. Later drive through Condrieu, birth town of Viognier grape which produces the world famous white wine. The group will get to know its unique story, how this grape varietal almost died a few years ago. WINE HOUSE & TASTE CÔTE RÔTIE & CONDRIEU WINE Push the door of a first family winery and enjoy a private winery tour: learn some secrets about the unique Rhone wine-making savoir-faire and the art of barrel aging. Then, taste 5 different Cotes du Rhone wines among them, some Condrieu, St Joseph or/and Cote Rotie. Stop at a second winery to delight yourself with another 5 beautiful Rhone wines: take time to enjoy the intense aromatic Viognier and the quasi absolute perfection of Syrah grape of the Northern Cotes du Rhone ... A wine tour you will remember forever!