Morning : Departure Place Bellecour, central Lyon at 9:30am.
Well be heading south to the legendary vines of Hermitage. Cultivated on the left banks of the Rhne in a very special terroir, and in a hot climate, youll discover wines with red fruit and wild flower aromas. We will start with a breathtaking view on the vines and the Rhne river at the Hermitage hill Belvedere. Your guide will tell you the story of this legendary wine. Then, you will push the door of a local winery and taste 5-6 different Cotes du Rhne wines among them, Hermitage and Croze-Hermitage Appellations.
Lunch : Free. Your guide will be happy to show you good local restaurants. (only during a full day tour)
Afternoon :Well be heading north to the prestigious Cte-Rtie vineyards. Along a stroll with a winemaker youll learn why this wine is exceptional. Youll immediately be seduced by the magnificent view over the Rhne valley and the abrupt hillsides of these vineyards.
Youll delight yourself with 5 or 6 different wines among them, Saint-Joseph, Condrieu and Cte-rtie AOC.
Youll enjoy the intense aromatic Viognier and the fruity and silky taste of Syrah grape of the Northern Cotes du Rhone in their original terroir.