France is known to be one of the world’s top wine-producing countries. It has vast wine regions that produce billions of wine bottles per year, accounting for 30% of the world’s wine output. This is possible thanks to the rich soil in France, the idyllic weather conditions, excellent government standards and experience in growing, ageing and bottling wines. The main wine regions in France include Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne and Provence. This guide will concentrate on wine tours Provence and what the region has to offer. Wine enthusiasts should have Provence on the top of the wine tour list, and below are some of Provence’s best group wine tours & tastings.
Small-Group Day Trip to Arles, the Alpilles, and Pont du Gard from Avignon
Get to experience Provence as you trip through the vineyards and medieval villages and the wineries on a full-day tour from Avignon. Explore the Provence market town of Arles as you enjoy the views from hilltop Les-Baux-de-Provence. Go down the memory lane as you visit Pont-du-Gard, the Roman aqueduct. Make a stop at the organic winery in Tavel to sample the fine Rhone Valley Wines. For the best experience during your day trip, choose a small mini-van for the group.
Rhone Valley Wine Tour with Chateauneuf-du-Pape & Tavel from Avignon
Indulge yourself in the excitement as you visit the beautiful Rhone Valley. It’s a wine country, and you can take a half-day tour from Avignon. Go in a small group, drive through the verdant hills as you head to two popular wine estates where you’ll be guided through a tour and tasting of the AOC-classified wines in Tavel and Châteauneuf-du-Pape. A 4-hour trip to Rhone Valley will give you enough time to enjoy the region’s best wines. For a personalised experience, go in a small group of not more than eight people.
Provence Wineries and Luberon Villages Day Trip from Aix-en-Provence
As you visit Provence France, enjoy spectacular wine tasting with the attractive landscape. Take an 11-hour trip from Aix-en-Provence. Stop at the two wineries in the Côtes de Provence St-Victoire winemaking region. Sample red wines and rosés, then proceed to some of the most attractive villages in the Luberon region, such as Roussillon, Gordes, Bonnieux and Lourmarin. Take pictures of the hilltop hamlets, a 12-th century church, a Renaissance castle and other historic sites. Do this as you learn about the history from a tour guide. A day trip to the Luberon region and Côtes de Provence St-Victoire from Aix-en-Provence is the best way to explore Provence and taste the best reds and rosés.
Cotes de Provence Wine Tour from Aix-en-Provence
Take this 4-hour trip from Aix-en-Provence to discover some of the best Provence red and rosé wines. Go on a drive through the foothills of St.Victoire Mountain. St. Victoire Mountain is a landmark that inspired the popular French painter Paul Cézanne. Take memorable photos as you drive through the hills. Later on, visit the two traditional wineries in the Côtes de Provence St-Victoire winemaking region. Here, you can sample exquisite wines as you learn about Provence’s landscape, unique soil, and climate that steers the production of their wines. Depending on your schedule, you can take the tour in the morning hours or the afternoon, and you’ll still sample the tasty red and rosé wines during the wine-tasting sessions in the region.