The vineyards of the Rhône Valley extend over six departments, i.e. nearly 80,000 hectares. To discover the vineyards of the Rhône Valley, there are many attractive Rhone wine tours and Lyon wine tours available to you to discover these terroirs and these colourful wines. Here are our top Rhone wine tours to give you a taste of inspirational wine and beauty:
Rhone wine tours: Domaine Nicolas Croze
Fourth-generation winemaker, Nicolas and his wife Carine, manage the Domaine Nicolas Croze which welcomes visitors. Committed to respecting nature and the vine, the domain is worked in reasoned culture, and the harvest is manual in order to ensure a selective sorting of the grapes. Vinified, aged and bottled on the property, the wines are the exclusive products of the vineyard. Look out for special events such as the Côtes du Rhône Primeur launch at the 3rd weekend of November, the annual Winegrowers' picnic, and musical entertainment.
Cotes du Rhone wine tours: goats cheese and wine
Not far from Lyon, it is possible to explore a world of authenticity and conviviality. Our Cotes du Rhone wine tour takes you through Ampuis, a pretty village and the birthplace of Côte-Rôtie wine, with the River Rhone on one side and the vineyards on the other. Then, in Condrieu, the minibus will climb up the steep slopes of one of France's most ancient winemaking areas. Finally, winding roads will lead you to a traditional Pilat Regional Nature Park farm to meet a goat's cheese maker. You will have the opportunity to chat and taste the famous Rigotte de Condrieu, a small goat's cheese with a subtly delicate flavour! Then it's to visit a nearby winery.
During the cheese and Cotes du Rhone wine tour, you can also learn about the work of a winemaker, all done by hand, from pruning to harvesting. You will only appreciate all these great wines' aromatic richness during a tasting. The most excellent wines of our region, Côte-Rôtie, Condrieu and Saint-Joseph, always tantalise the taste buds!
Wine and cheese' aperitif on the water along the Rhône - Terres de Syrah
If you love good food and drink, you will appreciate this special opportunity: come and discover superb wine and cheese pairings onboard an elegant boat with a wooden interior! The 1.5-hour trip along the Rhone also allows you to admire the incredibly beautiful countryside surrounding the river and vineyards.
Lyon wine tours: Condriou Segway Tour
Enjoy the pleasure of driving a Segway and discovering the wonders of the beautiful Rhone region. Condrieu Vallée du Rhône offers many itineraries to explore its picturesque area by Segway. Renting a Segway is an easy and convenient activity to discover the city without worrying about walking or getting tired. There are many reasons to visit Condrieu Rhône Valley by Segway with Mobilboard. First of all, the Segway is a quick and environmentally friendly way to get around the city without walking long distances. In addition, on this Rhone wine tour, you will be able to enjoy panoramic views of the Rhone Valley and easily access areas that would be difficult to reach on foot or by car. Find out more.
Wine and Food pairing and tour of the wine cellar
Eleven hectares of vines in the heart of the northern Rhône and six successive generations, the De Boisseyt vineyard is more than 200 years of passion for wine for you to discover on an intriguing Rhone wine tour.
Côte-Rôtie, Saint-Joseph, or Condrieu… you can taste a wide selection of appellations in our cellar in Chavanay. Sculpted by man for hundreds of years, the landscape of the Côte-Rôtie, Condrieu and Saint-Joseph terroirs is undeniably spectacular. The slopes are steep up to 50% drop, and to support the earth, the men have built impressive stone walls. Today, these extreme reliefs are still a challenge for winegrowers. We also strive to keep a tradition of production, to produce authentic and exceptional wines.
Rhone wine tours on an electric bike
Why not go on a Rhone wine tour on an electric bike at your own pace? You can either leave alone, equipped with a GPS and a guidebook, or in the company of a wine expert, followed by a tasting session. The friendly wine expert is on hand to inform you about all the terroirs in the Hermitage region - and children are also welcome to come along in a cargo bike.
After the Cotes du Rhone wine tour, you can practice what you have learnt by staying for lunch on-site. And you will be served a simple meal of regional products and six different wines to taste - sounds amazing!