What we missed
Due to time constraints, we had to cut the day short. However, I want to mention a few things that we’ll be doing on our return visit.
Chateauneuf-Du-Pape also boasts a museum dedicated solely to wine. The Brotte Wine Museum is located 5 mins outside of the main village but from most accounts, it’s well worth a visit.
From their own site
We expose the renown Châteauneuf-du-Pape and other secrets of the Rhône Valley. Visitors are immersed in a memorable, warm and contemporary atmosphere. Just follow the footsteps in our 5400 sq ft museum. From Brotte Wine Museum website
Of course a tasting is inluded with your ticket depending on which tour you decide to go for.
Taking a stroll up to the village in the evening and sitting down to a meal accompanied by some of the local wine is something I’ll be ticking off the list next time. Having the opportunity to accompany a glass Chateauneuf-Du-Pape with some food from the same region would have been a real treat. Remember when matching wine with food:-
What grows together.
A few restaurant recommendations we got include:-
As you’d expect most of the cuisine is French focused so expect decadent and elegant.
And that’s it for our time in Chateauneuf-Du-Pape, I can’t wait to return. If you’ve been or planning to go and have your own recommendations don’t hesitate to send them through! Always looking to add to our list.
À votre santé.
- Chateauneuf-Du-Pape Tourism
- The Wine Cellar Insider
- Maire De Chateauneuf-Du-Pape
- AOC Chateauneuf-Du-Pape
- Wine Bible, The by Karen MacNeil