Wine tourism & vineyard outings
This section focuses on the tremendous vineyards that slope down to the Rhône, going north to south along the great valley. From the vineyards clinging to mountain slopes in Savoie to the steep terraces on which vines thrive down to Châteauneuf-du-Pape, moving on to the great expanses of vines in the Languedoc-Roussillon region, the viticultural landscapes and know-how along the Rhône Valley are exceptional. Tasting the wines along with special local produce all makes for delectable discovery outings.
The Rhône Valley is very strongly associated with vineyards, gastronomy and notions of terroir. Following the river’s course using the ViaRhôna cycle route enables you to explore many appellations, reputed either for their wines, their fruit or for other agricultural produce. On top of that there are further specialities and crafts to discover, plus world-renowned chefs with restaurants to tempt you – the fine dining options are numerous. Read on to find out more.