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Avignon: Half-Day Wine Tasting Initiation Tour with Lunch

Product ID: 42279
Drive through the scenic Rhône Valley vineyards and olive groves to the foot of Mount Ventoux. Take a tour of a family-owned winery and learn wine-tasting techniques. Pick up your picnic lunch basket and taste local products with an extra glass of wine.
About this activity
Duration: 5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Improve your wine tasting skills in an historic cellar of the Ventoux
  • Learn how to use all 5 senses to taste wines
  • Drive to the foot of Mont Ventoux
  • Tour the cellars of a wine estate, including the fermentation rooms
Full description
Travel to the foot of Mont Ventoux for a half-day wine tasting tour from Avignon, including a visit to an outstanding wine estate where you will learn more about the wines and wine making process of the region.

Joined by a wine expert, your morning will be dedicated to the theory and techniques of wine-tasting in a professional tasting room. Start with a scenic drive to the foot of Mont Ventoux, traveling through the vineyards of the Ventoux appellation. Take a guided tour of an outstanding wine estate, including the cellar, fermenting room (vat room), and bottling room.

Then practice wine-tasting using all 5 of your senses during blind tastings, and learn how to improve your tasting skills and wine knowledge. In order to truly taste a wine, a wine expert will explain how you must recruit the nose to pick up the flavor scents, and the tongue to help discern the tastes.

After the tasting session, a picnic lunch will be served on the terrace of the chateau, sheltered by centenary plane trees. Taste terroir products such as seasonal fruits and vegetables, tapenade, goat cheese, and more, paired with the wines of the domain. This picnic lunch is included in the tour price.
Includes
  • Professional English-speaking driver/guide
  • Transportation by air-conditioned minibus
  • Wine expert
  • Wine tasting
What’s Not Included
  • Meals
  • Any other service

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

In front of the tourist information center of Avignon, 41 cours Jean Jaurès.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Smoking
Know before you go
At the time of the booking, please advise if you require a vegetarian picnic.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

2 / 5

based on 1 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    3 / 5
  • Organization
    3 / 5
  • Value for money
    1 / 5
  • Safety
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Very disappointed - not a wine initiation at all!

Very disappointed that there was no teaching or help to use all five senses to learn about wine - no blind tasting as advertised. The guide was knowledgeable about wine but gave no assistance in the wine tasting experience. She just said that wine was a personal taste and that was it. It was interesting to see the vineyards and the wine process but that didn't make up for the rest.

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September 22, 2018

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Product ID: 42279