With Mont Blanc towering above, the Savoie vineyards display the unexpected richness of the Alps. In between skiing and walking, the white and red wines can be tasted in the most beautiful mountain landscapes, in both summer and winter.
The Savoie landscapes are world famous for their beauty. Savoie Mont Blanc welcomes lovers of nature or sport, in any season, to the heart of the Alps. Between walks or ski runs, you can also discover another treasure: the Savoie wines. The wine route’s three itineraries cross the Savoie vineyards set among magnificent and contrasting landscapes, interspersed with large lakes (Léman, Bourget, Annecy and Aiguebelette). The route goes past vineyards and wine cellars, which are open for wine tastings. Raised in both the Alpine and winemaking cultures, the winegrowers offer informative walks through the vineyards, workshops about the harvest, and pressings of grapes. See the Savoie region’s architectural history, medieval castles and chateaux set among the mountains, waterfalls and rivers.
Recognized for their quality, the Savoie wines are essentially divided into reds and whites, but also rosés and sparkling wines (Crémant-de-Savoie). The whites (Chignin, Abymes and Apremont) have contributed to the region’s wine reputation.
1.Explore an Alpine vineyard: wine tastings, guestrooms in the vineyards, the Museum of Wine and Vines, and numerous local food markets.
2.Wine and cheese: the perfect match for a wine tasting in the wine cellars, in mountain prairies or at a table in one of the 36 Michelin-starred restaurants in the Savoie Mont Blanc region.
3.Travel in the classic Citroen 2CV for a special trip in the vineyards, where three different circuits are on offer.