Through the grape varieties of the Rhone Valley

Description of the activity

On Saturday at 9.45 am, your Vinabus welcomes you at Martigny station for your thematic weekend dedicated to the discovery of the Valaisan grape varieties, the work of the vine in the bottle and the wines that are made from them. In Fully, Anne Carron-Bender, a professional local guide, passionate about the history of her canton and its vineyards, will introduce you to the history of the Valais wine region during a two-hour walk. She will introduce you to the Petite Arvine, the emblematic grape variety of the area.At noon, you enjoy a meal based on regional products in the restaurant Le Chavalard of the Slow Food Cooks' Alliance. Then, Slow Wine winemakers introduce you to Humagne Rouge (Cave Le Bosset) or an own speciality (Reto Muller) in Leytron and Johannisberg at Comby Vins in Chamoson. You end the day with a good meal at the Restaurant A Table of the Ibis Style Hotel in Sierre where you are staying.On Sunday, you head to Salquenen for new discoveries on the theme of wine. Around midday, your tour ends at the Château de Vaas in Flanthey where you are presented with Cornalin, the emblematic wine of Flanthey and served a cold plate of local products for lunch. Your bus then drives you to Sierre train station from where you return home enriched with a broad knowledge of Valaisan vineyards and wines.Including
  • Private bus for 2 days, from Martigny to Sierre
  • Guided walk to discover the Petite Arvine (2h, 4,5 km) in Fully with wine tasting
  • Regional lunch at Le Chavalard in Fully
  • Visit and tasting to discover Humagne Rouge in Leytron
  • Visit and tasting to discover the Johannisberg in Chamoson
  • Regional evening meal at the A Table restaurant, Valais Food Hub
  • Accommodation, one night in a double room at the Ibis Style Hotel in Sierre with breakfast
  • Guided tour around the grape in Salquenen
  • Visit and tasting to discover Cornalin at the Château de Vaas
  • All applicable taxes and service charges
  • Travel between your home and Fully / Sierre
  • Drinks outside of tastings
  • All expenses not stipulated
  • Travel insurance (cancellation and assistance)
Dates 2023 : 21-22 January / 4-5 March / 1-2 April/ 22-23 April / 20-21 May / 17-18 June / 2-3 September / 16-17 September / 30th September - 1st October

Meeting point

Meeting point at 09:45 at Martigny train station

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From CHF 425

Practical information

Address : Av. de la Gare 53, 1920 Martigny, Switzerland

Public transport(s) : Bus, Car, Train

Duration of the activity : 18 hours

Max number of people : 10

Language(s) available : English, French, German

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