The Essential of Savoy Wines
All you need to know about the Savoy wine region in one tour. Visit vineyards, hike with idyllic views and tasting of unique vintages.
Pulse :“Little to my knowledge, hence, not high expectation to start with, yet what I discovered here are quite something. I have become great fond of Savoie wines. New record - trying to bring back 9 bottles to London at least if not to Tokyo somehow..." Aikiko
Experience designed for a group of 1 to 8 participants.
Possible for larger groups upon request.
There is also the possibility that we open dates for other participants.
All year round.
From 350 € per person sharing.
Classified as "City of Art and History" and former capital of the Dukes of Savoy, Chambéry has preserved a certain scent of Italy. The city is filled with the Piedmontese influence: streets with arcades, painted walls, Trompe-l'œil, ironworks, facades surmounted by large cornices.
An ideal setting for urban strolling and shopping. Getting lost in these alleyways is an experience not to be missed while discovering the historic heart of Chambéry and its discreet heritage of bourgeois houses and private mansions. Some dating back to the 12th century.
Night in a three-star hotel located in the Old Town (other accommodation possible).
Hike to 1556m enjoying breathtaking views of the Chartreuse mountain range, its highest peaks, the Riviera des Alpes, the Savoie vineyards and the surroundings alpine mountains.
Historical “Abymes” and “Apremont” vineyards visit. A mythical area where one of the biggest disaster in the Alps occurred (a little more about that later). Visit of a famous little church which is a place of pilgrimage since the Black Virgins miracle.
Wine tasting in a wonderful spot with a view for a tasting of the famous Crémant of Savoie and other local young/primeur wines (Abymes and Apremont).
Light hike on a ridge at 1390m, which overlooks the Riviera des Alpes and offers wonderful 360° views of the surrounding mountains and vineyards. On a clear day we’ll even be able to see the famous Mont-Blancs.
Lunch of local products.
Wine tasting in the lovely, famous vineyards of Jongieux, which were recently awarded a special European label for the beauty of their landscapes. Here we’ll taste a famous local wine - Marestel Cru.
Hike along the magnificent ridges of one of our summit at 1209 m with grandiose views of the Alps along the way. The beauty of nature will add to this amazing experience. After the hike you’ll have the opportunity to jump into a hidden mountain lake at 900 m.
Lunch of local food.
Great tasting of wines in a well-known winemakers cellar. Some of the wines tasted include rare grape varieties that have been forgotten...
After his senior graduate studies in viticulture and oenology and receiving his mountaineering qualifications, Bernard became the first person to organize oenological excursions in France. He has obtained several distinctions in wine tourism.
Bernard’s family originate from Les Marches, a tiny town nestled in the foothills of the famous Mount Granier. He has a duel “culture” only known to the people that live in the mountains and who cultivate wine.
Bernard will surely awaken your taste buds with his choice in wine and your mind with his knowledge. Balto, Bernard’s loyal dog will be along for the tour!
Details of your trip
Accommodations in the selected hotel/inn
- Half-board meals or breakfasts only in 3* and 5* hotels
Private guide services of a wine and mountain specialist
- All wine tastings as described in the program
All transfers from Chambéry during the day
Documentation about Savoie wines and cheeses
A 21cl tasting glass with the Savoie flag. The tasting glass comes with a neck bag. You can place your glass inside the pocket of the neck bag to leave your hands free during the wine tasting.
- Personal expenses
Terms of payment
Your tailor designed trip, a tour is confirmed when we have received the first payment, 30% of the total cost of the trip. Full payment is required one month before your departure date. If your trip, a tour is less than one month from your departure date then we require payment in full.
A cancellation fee will be charged as follows:
- confirmation, more than 30 days before departure: 60 € per person
- 30 to 22 days before departure: 25% of the total price (min 60 €)
- 21 to 8 days before departure: 50% of the total price (min 60 €)
- 7 to 3 days before departure: 75% of the total price (min 60 €)
- Less than 3 days before departure and after departure: 100% of the total amount.
Our specialist services of the Alps Mont Blanc
- Private transfers from Geneva, Switzerland, Lyon, Grenoble, Paris, etc…
- Activities – private guided visits, boat cruises, cooking classes, private wine tasting, paragliding, almost anything under the sun…
- Accommodations – A cozy family Inn to a 5 star hotel and everything in between. We will find your ideal place.
As this program is custom designed it is subject to change to better accommodate weather conditions and other factors.
The feasibility of this program is subject to change according to availability.