France: Rhône Valley

Around Ampuis and Condrieu

The wines of Côte Rôtie, Condrieu and Saint Joseph
By John Wheeldon

This Guide was last updated on 08 August 2011
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Itineraries

Ideal One-Day Itinerary

Overnight at Domaine des Vignes and dinner at Bistrot à Vins de Serine (but only on a Friday or Saturday)
MORNING
Visit 1: Domaine Georges Vernay
Visit 2: Domaine François Villard (allow a good two hours)
Lunch at the Auberge de St-Michel-sur-Rhône

AFTERNOON
Visit 1: Gilles Barge
Visit 2: Guigal
Drive up into the Pilat Regional Park
Overnight and dinner at Hotel Restaurant Schaeffer in Serrières. .

 

Ideal Two-Day Itinerary

Day One
Overnight at Domaine des Vignes and dinner at Les Saveurs in Vienne or at Bistrot à Vins de Serine on Friday or Saturday
MORNING
Visit 1: Guigal
Visit 2: Gilles Barge
Lunch at Le Cercle des Vignerons or Bistrot à Vins de Serine

AFTERNOON
Visit 1: Domaine Jasmin
Visit 2: Domaine Georges Vernay
Shop at La Bouteillerie
Overnight and dinner at Hotel Restaurant Schaeffer in Serrières

Day Two
MORNING
Visit 1: Domaine François Villard (allow a good two hours)
Call in at Château Grillet
Lunch at Auberge de St-Michel-sur-Rhône

AFTERNOOON
Visit 1: Domaine Pierre Dumazet
Depending on the weather either visit the Pilat Regional Park or if raining, the Musée de l'Alambic at Distillerie Jean Gauthier
Return to Hotel Restaurant Schaeffer or continue down to Tain L’Hermitage.

 

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