France: Rhône Valley

Around Tain l'Hermitage

The wines of Hermitage, Crozes, Cornas and Saint Joseph
By John Wheeldon

This Guide was last updated on 08 August 2011
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Itineraries

One-Day Ideal Itinerary

MORNING
Drive to Tain l’Hermitage
Visit 1: Chapoutier
Visit 2: Cave Cooperative de Tain L’Hermitage
Drive and walk up to La Chapelle (take a picnic instead of lunching if you want)
Lunch at Bistrot a Vins Le Mangevins.

AFTERNOON
Visit 1: Domaine Philippe and Vincent Jaboulet.
Visit 2: Paul Jaboulet Aîné at Vineum
Return to Tain
Visit the Compagnie de L’Hermitage wine shop
Visit Chocolat Valrhona
Overnight and grand dinner at Michel Chabran.

 

Two-Day Ideal Itinerary

Day One

MORNING
Drive to Tain l’Hermitage
Visit 1: Chapoutier
Visit 2: Cave Cooperative de Tain L’Hermitage
Drive and walk up to La Chapelle (take a picnic instead of lunching if you want)

Visit 3 Fief de Gambert visitor centre of the Tain Coop
Lunch at Restaurant Umia.

AFTERNOON
Visit 1: Domaine Philippe and Vincent Jaboulet.
Visit 2: Paul Jaboulet Aîné at Vineum
Return to Tain
Visit the Compagnie de L’Hermitage wine shop
Visit Chocolat Valrhona
Overnight and grand dinner at Michel Chabran.

Day Two

MORNING
Return to Tain L’Hermitage.
Visit Domaine Belle
Complete the Belvédères du Pays de L’Hermitage drive and have a picnic lunch or if weather bad lunch in Tain at Bistro à Vins Le Mangevins

AFTERNOON
Cross the river via Tournon
Visit 1: Domaine Gonon
Visit 2: Domaine du Tunnel

Continue to Southern Rhône (eat/stay at Le Beaugravière – 04 90 40 82 54  or www.beaugravière.com) or return to Tain.

 

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