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Well worth a visit but need a car as on edge of town

We only visited the large shop and did not do the winery tour, as we have done many winery tours... read more

Reviewed August 9, 2018
Richard K
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Phenomenal northern Rhône wines at reasonable prices

I am a big fan of French and Italian cooperatives as they produce excellent wines at reasonable... read more

Reviewed August 17, 2018
Mankato, Minnesota
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Located between Valence and Lyon, Cave de Tain lies at the foot of the Hermitage hillside. At the heart of the historic northern Rhône vineyards, the Cave produces and markets 5 “cru” wines and single varietal Vins de Pays from over 1000 hectares of...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
22 route de Larnage, 26602 Tain-l'Hermitage, France
+33 4 75 08 91 86
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Reviewed August 17, 2018

I am a big fan of French and Italian cooperatives as they produce excellent wines at reasonable prices. Cave de Tain is a classic example. We visited the winery and tasting room after scaling the Hermitage hill on a Viking River Cruise side trip on...More

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Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

We only visited the large shop and did not do the winery tour, as we have done many winery tours before. There were plenty of staff available to offer tasting of any wines that you were interested in and the young man who served us...More

Thank Richard K
Reviewed August 4, 2018

Professional all the way through. We were very well received, the start of the tour took us through the essential parts of winemaking (though the most of us had visited wineries before, it was entertaining). A guide with a great deal of humour and able...More

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Reviewed July 11, 2018 via mobile

I wouldn’t call myself a wine connoisseur, but even I could find a few wines to purchase. Considering what the price would be at home, this should be a stop during your travels to pick up a few bottles.

Thank AWRich
Reviewed October 20, 2017 via mobile

Fascinating place and a wonderful tour of the facility. If you are interested in wine, you have to visit this place. Just one word of warning - don’t be fooled into thinking that the shop offers any bargains. You are probably better buying offsite (assuming...More

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Reviewed August 12, 2017 via mobile

We went to taste their wines. Nice selection. Staff very helpful and friendly. You don't have to pay to try wines as many other regions do. We walked away with a few bottles.

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Reviewed July 13, 2017

Wonderful staff, very friendly and the seller took the time to describe the different wines we were tasting from around the region. This cave features wines from the Northern Rhône Valley (Hermitage, Crozes Hermitage, Saint-Joseph, Cornas, and others). We thoroughly enjoyed our visit and ended...More

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Reviewed May 1, 2017 via mobile

Looked this up as a place to go in Hermitage. Website stated opening hours on public holidays - drove for an hour to get there and the sign on the door (next to the opening hours on public holidays) said it was closed for the...More

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GambertL, Responsable commercial at Cave de Tain, responded to this reviewResponded May 9, 2017

Hi, we are really sorry about the closing day, but we follow the french laws. We have to be closed 3 days a year at least, if you go on our website it's clear that we are close this day. Link : http://www.cavedetain.com/wine/winery-shop-cave-tain-hermitage.cfm

Reviewed April 3, 2017 via mobile

Excellent wine tasting. Free to taste all their wine that sells for under $50. The wines seem to be a great value. Helpful staff. Ended up buying several bottles.

Thank Kenneth R
Reviewed September 1, 2016 via mobile

The tasting room is very commercial with hundreds of people running around and I was not sure where to even start. Could not get to try the wine. I went on a Sunday afternoon and suspect it was the only attraction open. Might be good,...More

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GambertL, Responsable commercial at Cave de Tain, responded to this reviewResponded February 15, 2017

Hi, thank you for your comment. You was maybe at the same time as a group of visits. We are sorry for your experience. That’s why you are interested to let us a chance to be forgiven, you can contact us at boutique@cavedetain.com Best regards

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