The roots of wine

The roots of wine
Food, Wine & Nightlife > Wine Tasting & Winery Tours > Wine Tour
$100
Duration: 4 hours
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Discover the history of northern Rhône exceptional wines. On this 4 hours tour you will explore the roots of Condrieu, Côte-rôtie and Saint-Joseph. How did vineyards sow their seeds in our region? What was the nectar Vitis Allobrogica? 
Your guide will take you along the footsteps of Romans and you'll meet a winemaker who is experimenting with roman wine styles of days gone by.

We'll heading south of Lyon to visit a family run winery and taste a wine made by a roman recipe. The winemaker works with a museum on the roman vinification. There you will also taste great “Appelations” wines, like Saint-Joseph, Condrieu and Côte-rôtie.
We’ll head off for a wine tasting at Les Vins de Vienne, wine estate created 20 years ago by tree well-known winemakers of our region who dreamt to revive the roman Appelations. You will have the honor to taste the Sotanum, Tabernum and Heluicum. Then to finish off your day trip we’ll go for a stroll through the vineyards of Vitis Vienna, the site where the Romans would have planted their first vines and where today these wines are regaining their famous past reputation.

Discover the history of northern Rhône exceptional wines. On this 4 hours tour you will explore the roots of Condrieu, Côte-rôtie and Saint-Joseph. How did vineyards sow their seeds in our region? What was the nectar Vitis Allobrogica? 
Your guide will take you along the footsteps of Romans and you'll meet a winemaker who is experimenting with roman wine styles of days gone by.