No visit to France would be complete without enjoying wine. France offers many wine tours to choose from throughout the country. You will be able to taste wine at France’s best and most exclusive estates. Widening your wine knowledge will be in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. There are many wine tours to choose from which may include a delicious meal. You will want to find the perfect tour for yourself before going to France so you will get an idea of what to expect.
The city of Bordeaux offers a few different wine tours to choose from. This is an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to taste wine at some of the world’s most famous chateaux which may include Chateaux Margaux, and Latour. These estates are not opened to the public. You will be a guest for VIP tours and tastings. You will be offered to be one of the first people to try the latest vintage barrel, and sample other fine vintages. You will also be able to enjoy first-class accommodations along with delicious meals created by some of the most famous chefs in the area. The tour also offers luxury lodgings at the Chateau Pichon Longueville Baron. These tours book fast, so it is important to book ahead of time so you will not miss out on this amazing time.
If you are looking for old world charm a wine tour in Alsace would be perfect. Alsace is located in the foothills of the Vosges Mountains, offering not only amazing wine, but beautiful scenery. Some of the most finely white wines that are made here include Reislings, Pinot Gris and Gewurtztraminers. Your tour will consist of visiting the top wineries of the area, and discovering the beautiful countryside and the other cities of Colmar and Strasbourg. This is an unforgettable vacation spot, not just in the summer, but also for the holidays.
You will be able to see some of the most beautiful vineyards in France when taking a tour in The Rhone Valley and Provence. Vines that never seem to end cover the landscape. You will be able to enjoy the local wines while viewing the amazing scenery. In Northern Rhone where Syrah and Viognier are found, you will be able to try famous wines created there such as Côte Rôtie, Hermitage and Condrieu. You will be able to have an amazing meal near the Rhone River, or take an adventure through Vienne that has Roman ruins.
A 1 ½ hour trip out of Paris will get you to a Champagne Wine Tour. During your tour in Champagne you will visit the top producers that are in large houses such as Veuve Clicquot, Ruinart or Moet et Chandon. You will discover old cellars that may date back to the Roman times. You will also be able to meet with the wine-makers and learn how they process making the champagnes.
When visiting France, it is a must to at least try the wine that the country has to offer. It is a part of the history of the country and prized by many who live there. Wine tours will help you gain more knowledge and add more memorable moments to your time in France.