Châteauneuf-du-Pape is located between the towns of Orange and Avignon, in France's southern Rhône Valley. It is a historic and famous wine region, renowned for its powerful, full-bodied red wine. Wines here are produced mainly from a blend of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre.
Joining A la Francaise for a wine tour you will enjoy visits and wine tastings at top wineries in the area. Enjoy strolls through the vineyards, explore the cellars and learn everything about the iconic wine of Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Each visit will conclude with an opportunity to taste the famed wine and learn more about the wine’s bouquets and palates.
Wine tours to Châteauneuf-du-Pape include a visit to the famous village from which it gets its name. Here you can visit the ruins of the former summer residence of the Pope and take in the panoramic views of the vineyards surrounding the village.
It is also possible to combine a wine tour to Châteauneuf-du-Pape with visits to the beautiful Luberon villages or the medieval village of Les Baux de Provence, the Alpilles, a light and sound show at the Carrières de Lumières or a historic walking tour of Avignon.
Whether you would like to visit Châteauneuf-du-Pape from Avignon or Aix-en-Provence, or travel with a small group or with your own private driver guide, you’ll find the best choice of wine tours with A la Francaise!
How do I visit Châteauneuf-du-Pape?
You can visit Châteauneuf-du-Pape from both Avignon and Aix-en-Provence. Whilst it is possible to drive, the easiest way to do so is by joining a tour or hiring a private driver guide which will allow you to sit back and relax as you are driven to the wineries.
What town is closest to Châteauneuf-du-Pape?
Avignon is the closest, sizeable town in Provence to Châteauneuf-du-Pape, making it a popular base from which to visit the wine region.
What is special about Châteauneuf-du-Pape wine?
In 1936, Châteauneuf-du-Pape achieved a remarkable feat by becoming the inaugural French AOC-designated region. This milestone positioned the small commune on the southern banks of the Rhône River as a trailblazer, not just within the country but also on a global scale.
One of the defining characteristics of Châteauneuf-du-Pape is its strict geographical boundaries that determine the origin of its wines. To bear the prestigious label of "Châteauneuf-du-Pape," each wine must be crafted from grapes cultivated exclusively within the commune itself or in four specific neighbouring communes. Any wine produced outside this designated viticultural area cannot bear the coveted "Châteauneuf-du-Pape" designation but can instead be labelled as "Côtes du Rhône."