Half-Day Vienne Cote Rotie Wine Tour with Tasting from Lyon

Half-Day Vienne Cote Rotie Wine Tour with Tasting from Lyon
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$97.65
Duration: 4 hours
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Go south of Lyon towards the charming city of Vienna and the prestigious Côte-Rôtie vineyard. This original circuit, on each side of the Rhône, combines cultural discoveries and oenological tastings. Southern gateway to the Lyon region, the Viennese country is ideally located between the Alps and the Massif Central. On the left bank of the river, Vienna was first of all one of the most important cities of the Gallo-Roman era. With its ancient past, the historic center offers pleasant city walks. Saturday, market day, the City is transformed to present you the famous products of the local soil. Finally, the other bank welcomes the vineyards of the northern Côtes du Rhône. You will then discover the well-known Côte-Rôtie. You can visit an estate and treat yourself to a wine tasting.

A pleasant cultural and oenological cocktail, our route south of Lyon allows you to discover Vienne and Côte-Rôtie. Lovers of history and wine, you will certainly be seduced by the beauties of this region.


Our comfortable mini-van will take you directly to Vienna for a first stop in the historic center.

On weekdays, our guide will reveal the secrets of this Gallo-Roman city. Benefiting from an ideal geographical location, between the Alps and the Massif Central, Vienna was first the capital of the Allobroges in the 3rd century Before Christ. The Romans gave him his nobility. Today, Vienne is one of the most important archaeological heritage in France. Its charming historic center offers a pleasant stroll who will also give you the opportunity to discover the famous Saint Maurice cathedral. A jewel of Romanesque and Gothic art, its architecture is also remarkable for the older carved elements, testimony to the city's prestigious ancient past.

 

Every Saturday, the market settles in the streets of the city. With 400 stands, representing more than 2.6 kilometers of flax, it has become the second traditional market in South-East France. It is an unmissable event for all those who appreciate the delights of the local soil. Indeed, it welcomes many authentic producers of the region. Fresh fruits and vegetables, poultry, charcuterie and cheeses are all local products that you can taste throughout your walk.

Our oenophile guide-driver then accompanies you on the other side of the Rhone to discover the northern Côtes du Rhône. While browsing the vineyards of Côte-Rôtie, you will understand how this terroir can produce a wine of such aromatic richness. The vines are perched on hillsides on steep slopes with an ideal South and South-East exposure. Thanks to its configuration, the vineyard offers fabulous views of the Rhone Valley from its stony terraces. Created by the Allobroges and developed by the Romans, this vineyard is still grown by hand according to ancestral traditions. The verticality of its slopes does not allow any automation. This particularity also contributes to this quality of exception.

Finally, our journey continues with a meeting at a winemaker. He will introduce you to his field and his expertise. Thanks to a tasting of 5 quality wines, you will be able to appreciate the unequaled aromatic amplitude of this great appellation.

Go south of Lyon towards the charming city of Vienna and the prestigious Côte-Rôtie vineyard. This original circuit, on each side of the Rhône, combines cultural discoveries and oenological tastings. Southern gateway to the Lyon region, the Viennese country is ideally located between the Alps and the Massif Central. On the left bank of the river, Vienna was first of all one of the most important cities of the Gallo-Roman era. With its ancient past, the historic center offers pleasant city walks. Saturday, market day, the City is transformed to present you the famous products of the local soil. Finally, the other bank welcomes the vineyards of the northern Côtes du Rhône. You will then discover the well-known Côte-Rôtie. You can visit an estate and treat yourself to a wine tasting.