The group were off at about 9am, when the transfer team picked them up from their accommodation and headed up to the Mont Blanc tunnel to cross over into Italy. From Courmayeur, they went to Les Crêtes winery, one of the most important vineyards in the Aosta valley, and after a tour and description of the wine production process with the team at Les Crêtes, it was on to the all-important wine tasting, featuring wines produced with the grapes grown on site.
After lunch, the tour visited Aosta town and the cheese cellar of Erba Voglio. They met an English-speaking expert who showed them round the cheese cellar and explained about production before giving them the opportunity to taste eight of the local cheeses, along with four carefully selected complementary wines.
The Chamonix All Year transfer team certainly enjoyed themselves and they were thrilled to be able to buy smelly cheeses and bring them back to Chamonix! Read a review from one of the group:
In terms of feedback, the way in which you guys looked after us with the excellent communication from yourself, transport which picked us up from our accommodation and helpful staff was excellent. Simple stuff like that makes everything a much more enjoyable experience for us because there was no worrying or extra work required.
The cheese and wine day was really good. I felt that the tour of the vineyard could have been improved with a tour of the manufacturing facilities etc – having said that, the lady who took us on the tour explained about their new facilities being constructed which I am sure will more than fix that. It was also commented on by pretty much everyone in the group how lovely the lady was who took us on the tour (sorry, I cant remember her name). Very friendly and talkative, which helped a lot.
The cheese tasting was excellent, and in our opinion the guy you are using was very good. The initial shop had a real atmosphere about it, which was actually helped by the wine shop owners inability to speak English. They were both very enthusiastic and friendly, which made it very enjoyable.
The cheese shop owner was the star of the show, and his willingness to take us to his own shop and explain all about his job in the cheese cellar was very nice. He is obviously enthusiastic about his job and I found that the most interesting part of the day.
If that’s whet your appetite and you’d like to book your own Italian Wine Tour, you can read more in our Summer day trip guide or read below to book straight away online.
Tastings: 40€ per person
Return transport: 60€ per person
Based on minimum 4 people. Price of tastings includes entrances, 9 wines and 8 cheeses.
Booking and payment for Italian wine tours
Book your Italian wine tour online now on our Chamonix Resort Shop and pay securely through our booking system.