THE “VIGNOBLES & DÉCOUVERTES” DESTINATIONS ARE BACK THIS OCTOBER 14 – 17, 2021. THIS 8TH EDITION OF THE “FASCINATING WEEKEND”, OFFERS MORE THAN 200 ACTIVITIES.

From the heart of France regional landscapes; sports and music lovers, gastronomes, and everyone looking for new and original experiences will be able to immerse in the fascinating universe of the vineyards. Guided tours, winegrowers meetings, discovery workshops, concerts with eclectic repertoires, exhibitions, sports, and outdoor activities are also included. Discover here some of these recreations and vineyards, starting with the Domaine Walbaum region, a boutique hotel, and vineyard that has recently opened.

DOMAINE WALBAUM

The Domaine Walbaum is a family heritage that has a passion for wine, passed down from generation to generation, with respect for the land. A place that merges history and magic. A family property since the 19th century, located in the heart of southern Ardèche, a few kilometers from the Pont d’Arc, the Gorges de l’Ardèche, and the Grotte Chauvet considered by UNESCO as a World Heritage, it extends over nearly 70 hectares in one piece, along the Ardèche river. 

A unique site, the vineyards are cultivated with respect for the environment and biodiversity with traditional plowing, organic treatments, surrounded by preserved woods and hedgerows; a real refuge for wild fauna, in particular for birds which are the predators of the vine’s pests. Some of their vines, which were planted by previous generations, are now more than 50 years old, producing few grapes but of excellent quality and great finesse. Such as the Rosé Fleur de vigne, à cuvée Hommage in red, a Syrah Merlot in red, and a Viognier Blanc.

615 Route des Estrades – BP 15 07150 Vallon-Pont-d’Arc.



ONLY FOR EPICUREANS

With its singular architecture, winery, and tasting area, The Maison Delas Frères in Tain l’Hermitage, is dedicated to epicureans. Spectacular! One of the best-known producers of Rhône wine in a large number of appellations. They produce exceptional wines in the Côte-Rôtie and Hermitage appellations in the Northern Rhône. They are also known for producing some of the best wines in the region, as they have one of the longest histories in the appellation.

40 Rue Jules Nadi 26600 Tain-l’Hermitage.


TERRES DE SYRAH – CAVE DE TAIN

The combination of “wine” and “discovery”. Whether you are a wine lover or a neophyte, their passionate team will take you to explore the vineyards of the Northern Rhône Valley. Explore the hillside vineyards of the region or delve into the secrets of the cellar, learn the art of wine tasting or deepen your knowledge of the diversity of the terroirs.

SARL Le Fief de Gambert – 22 route de Larnage – 26600 Tain l’Hermitage


CAVE JEAN CLAUDE RASPAIL

Winegrowers for 4 generations, in Saillans, the heart of the appellation. 100% organic cultivation and vinification since 1997, as their practices combine ancestral and modern methods. You can visit their cellars and taste their wines such as Clairette de Die Bio, cuvée tradition, grande tradition 100% Muscat, Rosé. Organic Crémant de Die, brut and cuvée Flavien, IGP Drôme Organic Chardonnay and Syrah, 7 days a week.

780 Route de Die – Domaine de la Mûre – 26340 Saillans

CHILLED RESIDENCE

In the heart of Tournon, a charming and historic hotel characterized by its discretion and refined taste is l’Hôtel 4* Villa Walbaum Since its opening in April 2015, it has attracted guests from all over the world to enjoy the gentle way of life on the banks of the Rhône and to discover the riches of the Drôme-Ardèche region. Since then, it continues to stay inspired by Culture, Art, and Oenotourism.

Eleven rooms and suites, with poetic contemporary lines, divided between the renovated Maison de Maître and the extension from two large staircases: one ancient and the other resolutely modern. Each of them will reveal a unique and natural mood, specific to the unique climate of the Gorges de l’Ardèche.
The numerous terraces, the living rooms, the parquet flooring, the fireplaces, the antique chandeliers, the terracotta tiles on the floor, and the large wooden doors… So many assets that offer an enchanting setting for your stay.

615 Route des Estrades – BP 15 07150 Vallon-Pont-d’Arc.



CAVE MONGE GRANON

Two families of winegrowers passionately work 37 hectares of vineyards in the heart of the Pays de Die. From wine-stock to bottle, the Monge Granon winery dedicates all its French Savoir-faire since 1985 to offering you its finest bubbles. We invite you to discover their range of Clairette & Crémant de Die at their cellar in Vercheny, located at the heart of the Rhone Valley and the Clairette area

3700, avenue de la Clairette – 26340 Vercheny


Following is the list of the 11 labeled territories in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region that are participating in this event: 

  • Bugey
  • Destination Beaujolais
  • Forez Roannais aux racines de la Loire
  • Condrieu – Côte Rôtie
  • D’Hermitage en Saint Joseph
  • De Cornas in Saint- Péray
  • Vignoble Sud Ardèche
  • Clairette Drôme Vallée
  • Drôme Provençale
  • Cœur de Savoie
  • Vignoble de Savoie Aix-les-Bains Riviera des Alpes.

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