From central Avignon hop in the comfortable minivan and enjoy the scenic ride to the village of Gigondas, located at the foothills of the Dentelles de Montmirail range. Learn about the red wines that belong to the Crus of the southern Côtes du Rhône, as you tour a local vineyard.
Next, travel south to Châteauneuf-du-Pape, a lovely village in the Rhône Valley surrounded by prestigious wine estates. Marvel at the rolling vineyards that produce varietals such as cinsault, grenache, and counoise, and learn about the region’s rich viniculture and terroir. Stop at a hilltop castle to snap some panoramic shots of the Rhône Valley and visit a charming winery to taste fine wine and tour the wine cellars.
Enjoy time to purchase some traditional souvenirs before heading back to Avignon.