Cote Rotie Hotel – in the northern Rhône valley, south of Vienne at Ampuis (69 Rhône, Rhône -Alpes) is a hotel owned by a winemaker: Hotel Domaine des Vignes
The hotel is in the Pilat Regional National Park, yet just a 5-minute walk from the centre of Ampuis and 10 minutes’ drive from Vienne. It is owned by a Rhône wine grower who organises wine tours and tastings!
12 air-conditioned en-suite rooms, a garden and terrace and it situated at the foot of the famous vineyard of M. Chapoutier. The owners Côte Rotie wine is on offer!
Easy access off the A7 autoroute.
In the northern Rhône valley Syrah produces elegant and rich red wines in the classic vineyards of Côte Rotie, Hermitage etc, whilst nearby the vineyards of Condrieu produce very aromatic dry whites from the Viognier grape from the steep-sided slopes of the river. There is a wine fair in Ampuis in January!
Côte-Rôtie is one of the most famous of the northern Rhône appellations, with some single vineyard cuvées now selling for the same prices as First Growth Bordeaux. The appellation covers 500 hectares, with nearly 60 official vineyards. The wines are made from the Syrah grape, however up to 20 percent of Viognier can be used, adding finesse, elegance and floral characteristics to the wine
For more on the Côte Rotie Hotel at Ampuis see Hotel Domaine des Vignes