Wine week-end in the Rhone Valley

Follow the « route des vins », during a wine week-end in the Rhone Valley. Browse the wine slopes, visit the cellars, meet our winemakers, taste our appellations. Two days of discoveries and authenticity in the heart of the Côtes du Rhône terroirs.

Original walks in the heart of the vineyards of the Rhone Valley

Between plains and hillsides, what a pleasure to travel through its landscapes! True postcard, these vines are known and recognized throughout the world, including the famous Hermitage hill, classified heritage since 2013. Many ideas of unusual walks for your week-end vineyard in Rhone Valley.

Segway Tour in the Hermitage hill

Go on the terraced vineyards in Segway

The Segway, a two-wheeled motorized personal vehicle consisting of a platform for the feet mounted above an axle and an upright post surmounted by handles. To browse the vineyards, they are equipped with all-terrain wheels. It only takes a few minutes to learn how to control the machine and gain confidence ... but after that : it's just fun! Accompanied by the friendly team of Terres de Syrah, discover the slopes of the Hermitage hill and enjoy splendid views of the Rhone Valley. The walk ends with a tasting of the wines from  the Cave de Tain : convivial moment guaranteed !

 

Rosalie cycle to visit the vineyards

It was born in 1800. It is still fashionable and today with electric assistance. And it’s easy to discover the vineyards of Crozes Hermitage ! Les Pends, Le Sabod, les Marelles, visit the different plots. Jean Louis, winemaker at Chanos Curson, has found a new toy to survey his vineyards and talk about his wines to visitors.

The walk is marked from the Domaine Pradelle. 30 minutes ride and a good part of fun that ends with a drink of course! It is also a “family tip” with a Rosalie cycle 2 adults + 2 children for 15 euros.

Rosalie cycle to visit the vineyards

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On the road of wines in Chevrolet Nova

Follow the wine route aboard a beautiful 1963 Chevrolet Nova convertible. It’s a retro style and its bright red colour attracts attention! It does not go unnoticed in the middle of the vineyards of Crozes-Hermitage. On the passenger side, we enjoy the scenery, the pleasure of being driven by a local guide, in love with his region and knowing our vineyards perfectly. Small stop tasting to delight the palate before leaving through its amazing landscapes.

 

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Visit to the heart of the cellar of the « Cave de Tain »

Founded in 1933, the  Cave de Tain  offers since 2014 a visit to the heart of its production cellar. A beautiful invitation to discover : this cooperative cellar is recognized for the quality of its wines. What's hiding in the bottle? Accompanied by a guide, discover from the vineyards to the tasting and all the stages of manufacture of our beautiful appellations, a must for your weekend in the Rhône Valley vineyards.

During 45 minutes of visit in the new winery inaugurated in 2015, discover the history, the know-how of its winemakers, and oenologist ... Wine works, harvesting, winemaking techniques, aging, each step is explained. An opportunity to admire the vinotheque, where the cellar keeps its best vintages. At the end of the visit , enjoy a wonderful wine tasting.

For lovers of organic wines, since 2007, the winery is engaged in the process « Vignerons et développement durable » * and offers an organic range on 5 appellations of the northern Côtes du Rhône: Saint-Joseph, Crozes-Hermitage, Hermitage, Cornas and Saint Péray.

* « Vignerons et développement durable » (winemakers and sustainable development) Brand created by an association of leading wine cellars to get involved in a strong sustainable development approach.

Guided tour of the Cave de Tain

Wine tasting workshops of the Rhône Valley.

Initiation to the tasting, food and wine pairing, discover the Syrah ... Oenophiles, amateurs, neophytes, choose your workshop. Enjoy these moments of sharing and conviviality. Discover what is hidden behind the names of our beautiful appellations.

M.Chapoutier School

M.Chapoutier School  offers different workshops ... what a pleasure to go back to school to enjoy a tasting. What a program ! Full of surprises all year long. Hosted by the sommelier-counsel, become an expert on wines from the Rhône Valley.

Wine & Chocolate at Domaine Michelas St Jemms

The marriage of two emblematic products of the region : wine and chocolate Valrhona. Did you know that Syrah, a grape that was born here in Ardèche Hermitage, goes perfectly with dark chocolate. If you doubt, just taste! The Domaine Michelas St Jemms invites you to discover this perfect match, tastings of 4 wines and 8 chocolates. These workshops is presented by a member of the Michelas family who shares with you his love for the terroirs.

 

Wine and chocolate tasting
 Sleeping in a barrel

Our accommodation for your Wine Weekend in the Rhône Valley

Find a selection of 30 "Vignobles & Découvertes" certified accommodations. Sensitivity to the world of wine, passion for the terroir and quality of services are the essential criteria of our labelled accommodation. Since 2011, our destination proudly displays the famous label "Vine Leaf" highlighting the excellence of our professionals. Advice, service, comfort, friendly welcome, our hosts are happy to promote our wine region and our appellations : Hermitage, Saint Joseph and Crozes-Hermitage.

Hotels, bed and breakfast, cottages, unusual accommodation: a wide range of services is offered to you for your wine weekend in the Rhone Valley. Depending on your desires and your budget, enjoy a view of the slopes of the Hermitage, a night in the heart of the vineyards and / or even in a barrel. For personalized advice, consult our destination experts who will gladly inform you.

From the vineyard to the glass of wine, through the winery, your wine weekend in the Rhône Valley promises to be rich in discoveries. For lovers of Côtes du Rhône wines, the « Fascinant week-end Vignobles & Découvertes » takes place every year on the 3rd weekend of October. Many activities and exceptional moment around our beautiful appellations, an unmissable appointment in Ardèche Hermitage.

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