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Private Tour: Fronton Wine Tasting Trip from Toulouse

Price USD$91.31


Private Tour: Fronton Wine Tasting Trip from Toulouse
Sip your way through one of France?s oldest wine regions on this Fronton wine tour from Toulouse. Visit two wineries to meet passionate winemakers, learn about the history of the renowned Fronton appellation and sample rustic red wine made from Fronton?s famous grape variety, négrette. Comfortable minivan transport, beautiful vineyards and exquisite wine combine to create the perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of Toulouse.

Your afternoon wine tour departs from central Toulouse, near Place du Président Wilson. Aboard an air-conditioned minivan, relax on the 30-minute drive north to the Fronton wine appellation.

Fronton is one of France?s oldest wine regions; vineyards were first planted here by the Romans. Centuries ago, the noble knights made Fronton their wine of choice, and today the distinctive wine from the region still delights wine lovers with complex, fruity flavors and velvety tannins.

Visit Maison des Vins de Fronton, and meet the owner for an overview of Fronton winemaking. Côtes du Frontonnais wine is made primarily with négrette grapes, a native variety not grown anywhere else in the world. Sample three different glasses of wine, each selected from exceptional local vineyards. Follow your tasting session with a stroll around the gardens.

Your next stop will be at a winery that is an ambassador for the négrette grape variety and whose beautiful vineyards lie on the highest terrace of the Tarn Valley. Here, you?ll be greeted by the passionate winemaker for another informative tasting session. Learn about the winery?s traditional, environmentally friendly approach to viticulture, and taste a selection their finest wines.

After a wonderful afternoon among the vines, head back to Toulouse. Your guide will be happy to offer recommendations on great local restaurants and wine bars for a night on the town.

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Sip your way through one of France?s oldest wine regions on this Fronton wine tour from Toulouse. Visit two wineries to meet passionate winemakers, learn about the history of the renowned Fronton appellation and sample rustic red wine made from Fronton?s famous grape variety, négrette. Comfortable minivan transport, beautiful vineyards and exquisite wine combine to create the perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of Toulouse.