Calling all wine buffs, are you ready for the wine getaway of your dreams? Fully equipped with the cobblestone streets that make France so wonderful as well as colorful wooden houses and natural landscapes, French wineries are the pinnacle of wine tasting discovery. These French countryside towns will not only fill your hearts with joy, they will also provide more than enough of that lovely grape juice to capture the merriment of thousands of years of history.
Wine in France is a serious business and in these beautiful quaint towns you will be able to become an expert in all things wine making, whilst having the holiday that fulfills all of your magical fantasies of the beauty of ancient France.
Begin your tasting adventure by visiting the best wineries in France:
Domaine de la Romanée-Conti in Vosne-Romanée
Feeling more like an isolated commune than a village, Vosne-Romanée is surrounded by acre upon acre of delicious vineyards; vineyards that produce some of the finest Pinot Noir in the world. The tiny hamlet boasts eight vineyards in total, but for fans of a fruity, powerful wine, Vosne-Romanée will have all of the flavorsome notes that will send you home with a smile on your face. Produced by one of the world’s greatest winemakers, the Domaine de la Romanee-Conti, the bottles here are some of the most expensive in existence. This is due to the high quality of the wine, entailing natural preparations and pruning.
Bruno Sorg in Eguisheim
The dry wines that emanate from Bruno Sorg truly represent the breathtaking village of Eguisheim. Expect to find delicious rieslings and pinot gris here, as well as more everyday wines that can be tried and tested. The village itself is a typical Alsace village, with narrow streets, historic houses, and lots and lots of colorful flowers. The village is all about wine; in fact, there are around 33 growers producing in this one village!
Jean Pierre Chamoux in Pouilly sur Loire
Famous for producing two wines – one from the old sloped vines that is aromatic and flinty and the other that is fruity and fresh from the vineyard’s new vines – Jean Pierre Chamoux is located in an old lawyer’s house in Pouilly and is a stunning and friendly winery to visit. Learn from the knowledge of Jean Pierre and his partner Sylvie about wine, and ask for their unforgettable food pairings to go with their exquisite wine at this winery-meets-hotel. The town is another pretty example of French culture and has access to the sweeping countryside that surrounds it, including the natural reserve of the Val de Loire.
Château La Villatade in Languedoc-Roussillon
Château La Villatade is set on 127 hectares of marvelous vineyards and produces wonderful Minervois Wines. Not only does this historic hotel produce its own wine, but it also features some impressive additions to make your stay even more wonderful, including a natural swimming pool. Stay in a private cottage with your very own kitchenette before exploring the stunning natural landscape that surrounds this wonderful castle. The flat slopes are filled with vineyards and olive groves – enjoy the Mediterranean lifestyle at this one-of-a-kind winery.
Hugel et Fils in Riquewihr
Riquewihr is probably one of the most visited villages in the Alsace region. This is largely due to its fantastic wines, as well as its impressive historic cultural heritage. Hugel et Fils is probably one of the most meaningful wineries in the region, as the large estate features wines made by the famous winemaker Jean Hugel. The classy varieties of wine here are made full of flavor and rich in class, and can be sampled in the small, yet quaint, tasting room. Expect fantastic service and some impressive aromas.
Le Vieux Cedre in Avize
The Champagne region of France is probably one of the most well-known wine regions around the world. This historic region is filled with world-famous Champagne makers, including the family that own and run La Vieux Cedre. The homely winery is the ideal place to try local French cuisine paired with their best fizz. Every course offers something new, from chardonnay blanc de blancs to rose. The family also own an English vineyard in Hampshire, where they are expanding their vines to make more wonderful Champagne.
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