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Rhone Wine Tours offers private tours throughout the Rhone Valley, from Lyon to Avignon, from Cote-Rotie to Chateauneuf-du-Pape, and all the vineyards in between. All the estates are family-owned and you really get the chance to meet the winemakers...more
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15 rue des Alpes, 26110 Nyons, France
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+33 6 05 80 29 46
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Reviewed October 15, 2018 via mobile

We are two friends who took a “bucket list” trip of eating, cooking and wine drinking in Lyon and Provence this June.  For our last day together in France, we booked a tour of Northern Rhone with Paul.  What a treat!  Paul is extraordinarily knowledgeable...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Paul B, Owner at Rhone Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2018

What's a visit to France about if it isn't about great food and wine? And Lyon is often said to be the food capital of France, so you came to the right place. My job is to make sure the wine side is covered, whether...More

Reviewed September 7, 2018 via mobile

This is about the 5th home wine tasting we have done with Paul, each time with different friends, and as always a real highlight of our holiday. Clearly Paul is exceptionally knowledgable yet his tastings are still very relaxed and accessible for all and of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Paul B, Owner at Rhone Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2018

I'm delighted that you enjoy our "at home" wine tastings. It's always a pleasure to come over to see you and finding new wines for you to try is part of the fun. Here's to many more! Best wishes, Paul

Reviewed August 29, 2018

I can't imagine touring this wine region gets any better. We did two one-day tours and were blown away.Paul is not only incredibly knowledgeable about the wines but also everything about the Rhone valley. He is extremely efficient, adaptable, warm and friendly and funny to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Paul B, Owner at Rhone Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 31, 2018

Hi David, thanks for such a nice review. I'm delighted that you enjoyed our two days together. I have a long relationship with some of the big name producers, but for me the priorities are the quality of the wines (it goes without saying) and...More

Reviewed July 29, 2018

We took a 3-day wine tour of the entire Rhone region with Paul this July. There were four of us on the tour. We were interested in getting to know the entire region, from wines to the different grape cultivars used. Paul delivered. From Paul's...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Paul B, Owner at Rhone Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2018

Hi Grant, Thank you for your feedback. It means a lot when somebody takes the time to post a review and to say what a good time they had. I have to admit that nobody has ever asked about rootstocks before, but at least the...More

Reviewed July 4, 2018

We could not have asked for a better day with Paul He was incredibly knowledgable and enthusiastic. We gave him a general idea of what we were looking for and he nailed it! Highly recommended. Thanks again Paul! John Kris and Riley

Date of experience: May 2018
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Paul B, Owner at Rhone Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 7, 2018

Hi guys, You're welcome. It was a pleasure to show you around the southern Rhone. I hope you've been able to find some good Rhone wines back home too! Best wishes, Paul

Reviewed May 22, 2018 via mobile

Paul Barker’s depth of knowledge of Rhône wines is simply staggering. If you enjoy wines from this part of France (or would like to get to know them !) then Paul is the absolute go-to expert. He shares his knowledge in a friendly, open, easy...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Paul B, Owner at Rhone Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 7, 2018

Thank you so much for your kind comments. I'm delighted that you enjoyed the wine holiday. Best wishes, Paul

Reviewed April 17, 2018

We toured with Paul a few years ago and wondered if our second trip would live up to expectations. Another excellent day, visiting small producers tailored around our requirements. Paul specialises in building relationships with vignerons who are passionate about their wine and understanding his...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Paul B, Owner at Rhone Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 24, 2018

It's always a pleasure to spend the day with someone who loves wine as much as I do. I'd be delighted to show you around for a third time! Best wishes, Paul

Reviewed April 4, 2018

Thank you, Paul for a wonderful two-day tour of the ‘Big Reds of the South’! Paul went over and above to customize our tour with two vineyards that we especially wanted to visit. He clearly has an excellent relationship with the winemakers of the Rhone...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Paul B, Owner at Rhone Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 24, 2018

You're welcome - it was a pleasure to show you around. One of the benefits of only doing private tours is that I can tailor them to whatever people want to do, so I'm delighted that you enjoyed the estates we visited. Best wishes, Paul

Reviewed April 2, 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our day in the Northern Rhone a few weeks ago. After reading the other TA reviews and my email back-and-forth with Paul, my expectations were high, yet they were still exceeded. We learned a lot, and I have a newfound love for...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Paul B, Owner at Rhone Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2018

Thank you for posting such nice comments - I’m delighted that you enjoyed the day. Philippe certainly is one of a kind, and the rustic surroundings aren’t for everybody, but he’s such a warm, generous person (plus I love his wines) and it’s those sorts...More

Reviewed November 6, 2017

Thank you Paul for a wonderful two days of wine tastings. We appreciate you customizing the tour to meet our travel needs as well as the thought that went into creating a tour that showed us not only a variety of wines but also variety...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Paul B, Owner at Rhone Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded November 8, 2017

Hi Andrea, It works both ways - it was a pleasure for me to spend a couple of days with your group. And if you enjoyed the wines, the lunch stops and La Capitelle then that obviously helps! If you're ever back in the region...More

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