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Decouvertes Vigneronnes

rue du Portail, 84510 Gigondas, France
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A great way to discover wineries in Gigondas and Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Highly recommended!

In the past, we’ve made the mistake of visiting wine regions only to leave feeling we hadn’t gotten... read more

Reviewed 19 September 2016
Vinifico
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Vancouver, British Columbia
Impressive wine tour and Provence experience

A wonderful day out in the Cote Du Rhone with Julien. Julien has a great knowledge of wine and is a... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2016
DottyCazza
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Perth, Australia
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PRIVATE WINE TOUR OFFERS FULL DAY and HALF DAY TOURIn a large confortable van, I guide you throught the most prestigious vineyards of Southern Rhone.Usualy I start at 9am by a stop on round peppels CHATEAUNEUF DU PAPE vineyards for "Terroirs" explanations as influence of the soils, grappes, climate and humans & mecanicals works. Next I offer a free walk around the old 14th century pope's castle at the heart of the village.Winery visit start at 10.30am and I provide all details from the harvest room reception to the wine making, oak maturing and bottling cellars. 11.30 is the best time for enjoying white and red full bodied Chateauneuf du Pape's wines.Depending your expectations, I can suggest a lunch in a partner restaurant, from local snaking to gastronomic places.Afternoon follow in GIGONDAS ( from the latin jucunditas meaning "joice & jubilation"). There I open for you the doors of my best wine makers friends for unforgetable and sensitives moments around their wines and their sharing conviviality.On the way back I often stop in a last estate located in BEAUMES DE VENISE who gets two productions : vine roots graft, and a large selection of wines as VACQUEYRAS, BEAUMES DE VENISE, MUSCAT, GIGONDAS.Full day and half day tour forms are exactly the same, just the the visits durations will be changed. Anyway, all my tours are private, so we can customize them to the closer to your expectations.Details from 2 to 8 persons :Half Day Tour departure is at 8.30 am or 1.30 pm - Duration 5 hours - Charges door to doors, all fees included are 65€ per persons - Departure from your hotel or accomodation in a limit of 30km around Avignon.Full Day Tour departure is at 8.30 am - Duration 9 hours - Charges door to doors, all fees included except lunch are 120€ per persons - Departure from your hotel or accomodation in a limit of 30km around Avignon.Details from 9 to 50 persons on request DECOUVERTES VIGNERONNES gets partnership with excursion company and propose private wine tours, all year long in the most famous vineyards of southern Rhone Valley as CHATEAUNEUF DU PAPE, GIGONDAS, BEAUMES DE VENISE or VACQUEYRAS.History and economy of those places, winerys visits, educationnal wine tasting wil be provided by Julien, professionnal and local guide, graduated in vine-growing & oenology.
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19 Sep 2016
“A great way to discover wineries in Gigondas and Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Highly recommended!”
7 Sep 2016
“Impressive wine tour and Provence experience”
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rue du Portail, 84510 Gigondas, France
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Reviewed 19 September 2016

In the past, we’ve made the mistake of visiting wine regions only to leave feeling we hadn’t gotten a true feel for the area. So, on our recent trip into the Provence/Southern Rhone area I thought I'd check to see what professional tours were available....More

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Reviewed 7 September 2016

A wonderful day out in the Cote Du Rhone with Julien. Julien has a great knowledge of wine and is a local of the area. His local contacts ensure you have complete access into all of the wineries and other venues you visit. We took...More

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Reviewed 15 February 2016

We met Julien in front of the cave cooperative on the square of Gigondas. Julien gave an informative overview before we set off on foot to walk through the village, he spoke of interesting anecdotes and some history, pointing out meaningful places and features. We...More

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Reviewed 7 January 2015 via mobile

My friend and I booked a southern Rhone wine tour of wine makers and vineyards. Julien was our guide and was absolutely amazing. Fun, hands-on and educational. Julien even took us to on an impromptu meeting w one of my favorite winemakers in the region...More

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Reviewed 30 October 2013

My wife Kathy and I really enjoyed our time with Julienne...He was an excellent guide and very knowledgeable and fun to be with! We had a great time! We highly recommend him when traveling in the Rhone-Provence wine country!

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Reviewed 22 October 2013

My husband and I booked a wine tour from Avignon, France with Julien. We have taken numerous wine tours in many countries but this was the best. Julien is incredibly knowledgeable. My husband is an amateur wine maker and had many technical questions to which...More

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Reviewed 2 October 2013 via mobile

Great tour! Julien has very good English. He provided a great mix of technical information to my husband who already had some knowledge of wine making and more basic information for me. Also provided alot of information on history and culture of area. We have...More

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Reviewed 8 September 2013

I booked this tour for my boyfriend and me after I read other great reviews on TripAdvisor. One reason why I chose Julien’s tour is that he picks up clients from hotels in the area, and since we were already going to be in Gigondas,...More

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Reviewed 27 June 2013

I booked a day with Julien on 10 June 2013. His knowledge and personality equaled a wonderful day. On 3 other occasions I have be lucky to hire local wine tour experts. Julien went above and beyond with his knowledge about vineyards and wine making....More

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Reviewed 27 June 2013

This was a very enjoyable trip with Julian. He was a fantastic guide and I highly recommend it. The trip itself was well thought out and the wine was great. The highlight was being brought to Gigondas and wine tasting with an old friend of...More

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