Châteauneuf-du-Pape is the best wine of Provence. In richness and in complexity, it compares with the greatest wines of Bordeaux and Burgundy. A very small amount of white wine is produced; to taste it once in your life is a sign of luck.
In this tour, we visit one domaine in the morning and two in the afternoon. In each winery, we visit the vineyard, the cellars and we taste 3 or 4 different wines. Our guide Joel Corre, professor of oenology, will teach you the technique of professional wine tasting.
At noon, we have lunch in a typical, Provence restaurant at the foot of the Pope's castle, on top of the hill, with a wonderful view of the Châteauneuf-du-Pape vineyard and of the Rhône Valley.
According to the availability of the owners, we visit the following domaines, where you can buy wines at the best price of the market:
Beaurenard, Clos des Papes, Clos Saint-Jean, Fortia, Cristia, Pegau, La Nerthe, La Gardine.