'In Vino Visitas' tour-tastings: a taste culture
East of Lyon, there is a lot to see and do in the winegrowing villages of Pérouges and Bugey. On a guided tour, sometimes in costume, visitors will learn all about the history of the area, with fascinating anecdotes. Then comes an opportunity to taste Bugey wine at one of the local winegrowing estates.
In Vino Visitas is all about enjoyable, gourmet tours to learn about the history of the villages, combined with wine tasting. Each tour is unique.
In Saint-Sorlin-en-Bugey, Benoite Rousset will whisk visitors back to the 18th century. This talkative guide will tell you all about the history of her village, before taking you for a 'godet' - the term she uses to describe 'a glass of wine' - at her favourite local winegrowing estate.
In Vaux-en-Bugey, the tour also doubles up as an investigation. From one location to another, the secrets of the village will be unveiled by cracking the code hidden in a mysterious manuscript.
Observation, riddles that require using all the senses, and a dash of general knowledge will lead you to the right answers. As a reward for your efforts, the tour then continues in a local wine-tasting cellar for a relaxing tasting session.
In Vino Visitas isn't simply a tour, it's an experience, and an exclusive creation from Pérouges Bugey Tourisme. These tours have been awarded the 'Saveurs de l'Ain' label thanks to their focus on local products. The tourist office also bears the 'Vignobles & Découvertes' label.