This month’s Wine Club, in partnership with AmaWaterways, heads to The Rhône River in France and Switzerland.
Read on to find out more.
The Rhône River makes its first appearance in the Swiss Alps and then runs through the heart of France to join the Mediterranean Sea. Besides providing captivating views of medieval towns and colourful landscapes, it connects the dots between thousands of vineyards from Lyon to Avignon.
Pale pink and with a low alcohol content, Provencal Rosé wines are the “gold standard” for Rosés and are typically blended with Grenache, Cinsault and Syrah. The Rosés of the Côtes de Provence region are crisp and fruity with a hint of pepper.
Made with both red and white grapes, Hermitage is an Appellation d’Origine Controlée (AOC) that is world-renowned and best enjoyed matured.
During 1308 to 1388, the papal courts developed a taste for the local wine and promoted viticulture throughout the region. Wines from this region came to be known first as Vin du Pape and later as Châteauneuf-du-Pape.
See for yourself
Join an unforgettable AmaWaterways Wine Cruise and delight in one of the world’s most perfect trifectas: travel, wine, and elegant cuisine.
Each of their Celebration of Wine River Cruises is hosted by an enthusiastic wine professional who leads you through tastings and interactive discussions, accompanies you on select shore excursions to vineyards and cellars, and helps curate a special food and wine pairing dinner on board.
7-night cruise: Colours of Provence
From romantic cities to foodie havens and artistic epicentres, this itinerary enlivens all your senses. Embark in Lyon, France’s culinary capital. Savour the beauty of legendary vineyards and imbibe in local vintages like Beaujolais and Côtes du Rhône. Become an expert in all things culinary: go in search of the highly prized “Black Diamond” truffles; learn how to pair chocolate with wine; and enjoy a specially curated food and wine pairing dinner on board. During this wine-themed journey, you’ll indulge in several wine tastings at traditional wineries and hike through vineyards, all while learning about the history and techniques of winemaking both on board with your dedicated wine expert and on shore. This journey is a must for anyone interested in the best of French wine and cuisine.
- Day 1: Lyon – Embarkation
- Day 2: Lyon
- Day 3: Lyon – Vienne
- Day 4: Vienne – Tournon
- Day 5: Tournon – Viviers
- Day 6: Avignon
- Day 7: Arles
- Day 8: Arles – Disembarkation
Start date 21 November 2024
Category E (fixed window) £2,453pp
Category BB (twin-balcony (outside and French balcony)) from £3,595pp
If you would like a quote or to book, call Silver Travel Advisor on 0800 412 5678.
Win a case of Châteauneuf-du-Pape wine
Please note: this prize draw is now closed.
Comment below and tell us if you prefer the style of Van Gogh or Picasso, and why.
A winner will be chosen in early December 2023.
The competition closes on 30 November 2023.