There are many reasons to visit France and one of them is definitely the WINE. France is the largest producer of wine in the world and it has a wide range of flavors and tastes that is as diverse as the numerous wine regions in the country. The infinite variety of French wines is bound to impress one and all. In order to understand and experience the wine region, you should undertake a France Vineyard Tour. We will focus on the six most popular tours of this region.
Champagne Region Wine Tour
This is a 12 hour daytrip that starts from Paris and takes you through the Champagne region. You will stop at a vineyard and have your lunch with native Champagne produce and then proceed to visit the Moet Champagne House. The tour also includes a stop in Reims to view one of the most stunning cathedrals in Europe.
Wine Tasting Day Tour in Provence
This full-day trip from Avignon gives you an opportunity to taste the wine of the famous Provence region. The picturesque medieval villages and the scenic drive through the vineyards of Chateauneuf du Pape make this tour a worthwhile experience. You will visit a couple of local wineries with your guide and get a chance to sample the lovely wines during the tasting sessions. Also get a chance to marvel at Pont du Gard – a UNESCO listed heritage site.
Left Bank Walking Tour & Wine Tasting
This is a unique tour that you must undertake whenever you visit Paris. In this tour you get a chance to take a stroll along the Left Bank of Paris and experience two wine tasting sessions. One of these tasting sessions takes place during a stopover at a Parisian wine bar. The almost 4 hour tour also includes a visit to the Pantheon which is known to be the resting place of Rousseau, Marat, Mirabeau, Voltaire et al.
Wine Tour of the Grands Crus Classes de Graves
This is the ultimate tour experience for the true wine aficionados. You get a chance to visit one of the oldest wine territories in France and Pessac-Leognan terroir, the birthplace of the world renowned Bordeaux vineyards. Enjoy the tour and tasting session in a wine chateau and then proceed for another tour and tasting session at another wine chateau. You can have lunch here and continue with your tour which comes to an end at the Chateau de La Brede.
Art & Wine Tour for the Medoc Lovers
The Medoc wine chateaux are one of the premier French wine regions. This is an 8 ½ hrs tour that leaves Bordeaux and gives the tourists a chance to explore the wine & art in this beautiful region of France. There are three tours and tasting sessions at the Medoc Wine Chateaux. You should also stop to marvel at the collection of glasses in Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande and the garden of contemporary sculpture in Arsac.
A tour of the Cote de Nuits Region with 2 cellar visits
This 3 ½ tour takes you into the heart of the Burgundy region. You travel through the picturesque Cote de Nuits wine region and stop at two wine cellars for tours and tasting. The guide will teach you about the different wine varieties and how the vines are beautifully maintained. Take some time off from wine tasting and admire the beauty of the Burgundy and the Cote d’Or region. The autumn vineyards are a playground for a myriad of colors and it is often referred to as the Golden Ridge, a truly worthy name.