The great appreciation for French wine has led to the growth of a whole industry-wine tourism. Wine–tasting and vineyard touring is now accessible to the wine enthusiast. In every wine-producing region of the country, local wine boards, vineyards, vintners, tourist officials and guides are on hand to guide wine tourists on their journey.
The production of wine in France is closely linked to the culture, cuisine and history of a particular region.In fact, almost all of France is ‘wine country’ and it is almost impossible to take in all the wine-producing regions of France in one trip. Moreover, each wine-producing region of France differs greatly from the next for each region has its way of naming and classifying wines based on the ‘terroirs’ or the soils of the region where they are grown.
Wine tourism is today a well-entrenched activity and visiting vineyards and wineries is now quite commonplace as both small vineyards and prestigious chateaux are happy to welcome non-professionals for tastings and various other allied activities like cooking classes. Often these wine-inspired cooking classes are combined with tours of local markets and vineyards and wine tastings of course. In most wine growing regions there also exist wine schools, which offer classes in wine appreciation and sommelier training. While wine centers and co-ops offer visitors tastings and the chance to buy the local production.
Wine museums in the wine regions aim to educate tourists about the intricacies of wine production. No wine tour is complete, without sightseeing the local sights.
Accommodations on these wine tours range from opulent to budget hotels, spectacular chateaux and monasteries, renovated mills and quaint bed and breakfast establishments, which stand in the midst of lush vineyards. Many high-end French chateaux are outfitted in the manner of hotels and feature desirable amenities such as onsite spas, golf courses, and restaurants.
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