Getting to know Châteauneuf-du-Pape terroir
Having worked with 3 of the most renowned cellars in Châteauneuf-du-Pape for 3 years, I will be delighted to tell you about all the mysteries and secrets of this fantastic terroir! You'll be visiting great cellars in Châteauneuf-du-Pape from tiny very old cellars to more modernised ones. You'll be Lucky to be in one of the most picturesque and authentic vineyard in France as Châteauneuf has remained the same through time -unlike many other French Vineyards!- and faithful to its tradition and ancestral way of working the land and making wine. This tour is not available at the weekend as the cellars are closed.
Ideally starting at 9 am, you'll be able to visit and taste wines in 5 different Châteauneuf-du-Pape Domaines. Explanation of course will be provided regarding the terroir and the methods of vinification. Lunchtime in local authentic Provençal restaurant. Departing Châteauneuf 4. 30pm
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Anywhere in Orange or Chateauneuf with no extra charge.
End location: Anywhere in Orange or Chateauneuf with no extra charge.
Duration: 5 hours
Traffic may vary in summer season
If meeting point anywhere near Orange or Châteauneuf du Pape, I can come and pick you up with my own car with no extra cost.
My services as a private guide are included.Explanation about wine making and different types of soils and grapes.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
100 € - Lunch and admissions in top range cellars from 5€ to 12€
Tasting admission to some cellars ranging from 5€ to 12€ to be paid on the spot directly to cellars.Your own wine purchases. Transport fees for any picking up at hôtels located more than 10 kms from Châteauneuf-du-Pape.