Avignon is the capital of the wine of the Rhône valley, becoming the beating heart of the divine nectar and the drink of the popes which originates in the vines and the work of the winemakers. Staying at a Avignon campsite in Vaucluse is a great opportunity to chat with winegrowers who are happy to share their know-how and their passion, but also to taste the best vintages in the region.
The best vineyards in Avignon
We have selected for you the five largest vineyards of great AOC wines and nearby:
- TheVignerons de Tavel: A must-see address in the Rhône valley, the estate brings together sixty winegrowers and has a cellar located in the heart of the Tavellian vineyard; it is also listed as a historic monument and labeled “Heritage of the 20th century”.
- Maison Brotte: The estate has seen five generations of winemakers succeed, including pioneers of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, the most legendary of appellations in France. Maison Brotte also has a museum dedicated to Avignon wine, accessible to the general public as part of educational and self-guided tours.
- Vignobles Mayard: This forty-three hectare family estate is known in particular for its vintages: four châteauneuf-du-pape – three of which are red and one white – as well as two Côtes-du-Rhône, white and red.
- Maison Ogier: Maison Ogier, founded in the middle of the 19th century, is also located in the heart of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. In its hundred-year-old cellars, there are notably several hectoliters of vats made of lightning barrels, demi-muids, barrels and frustoconical vats.
- Domaine Moulin-Tacussel: Fermentation cellars, underground cellar and tasting cellar await visitors to the Moulin-Tacussel estate, in the heart of the legendary village of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. The visit is also an opportunity to admire a landscape of vines extending over 7.5 hectares, divided into eleven plots. We invite you to taste this wine in a restaurant in Avignon.
Visit and wine tasting in Avignon
We have selected for you three wine estates that offer tours and tastings of Avignon wine:
- Domaine de la Janasse- Clos St Antonin (Châteauneuf-du-Pape): The plots of Janasse today cover more than ninety hectares. Some activities in the area are free, others for a fee – up to € 10. Wine prices are between 5 and 76 €.
- Domaine Dalmeran (Les Baux-de-Provence): This eleven hectare vineyard is in perfect harmony with the bucolic setting of the Alpilles. The address is perfect for tasting the best red wines in the region. It also offers gourmet rosé and a “rare” white. Wine prices are between 12 and 22 €.
- Château Mourgues du Grès (Beaucaire): Located in the foothills of the Costières de Nîmes, this pebble terroir benefits from both Rhône and Mediterranean influences. Visits, meals and tastings are on the program in the area. Wine prices are between 8 and 22 €.
On the wine route of Avignon
To discover and taste the best of Avignon wine, there is nothing better than a getaway along the wine route, one of the summer activities close to Avignon, the region’s flagship. The great variety of great vintages with varied aromas of the region comes from the differences in grape varieties, hillsides, terroirs, grape vinification, harvest dates and the ways of working of winegrowers. We offer you the main steps:
- The adventure begins in Avignon, with its breathtaking vineyard landscapes and thousands of hectares of plain. The city of the popes is known in particular for its great reds, but also for its whites as fresh as aromatic.
- The getaway continues in the legendary village of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, known for its dense and generous red wines.
- The Côtes-du-Rhône offers a terroir where more fleshy and more subtle wines are produced, with natural blends.
The wine route also allows you to admire the historical heritage of Avignon and its surroundings, passing by emblematic places such as:
- The Rocher des Doms
- Thor castle
- The Notre-Dame-du-Lac parish church …
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