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The Rhône Valley

Nestled in the southeastern part of France, the Rhône Valley stretches between the city of Lyon, the Vercors region with its famous Mont Ventoux, the Cévennes, and the Camargue, offering breathtaking landscapes. This remarkable region is a true epicentre of winemaking, where sprawling vineyards yield an array of distinguished wines, including syrah, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, and creative local blends.

Vines at the Cave de Tain vineyard
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Nadia Maltais
Château Pesquié

To mark more than three decades of their expertise in trip planning, Marc Savoie and Nathalie Rho, the dynamic duo behind SV Voyage, a division of Sportvac, are launching a venture in the thematic travel realm. Adding to the exceptional experiences for ski, golf, and F1 enthusiasts, these travel experts are creating an unparalleled epicurean adventure tailor-made for wine connoisseurs.

Inspired by their clients who are also wine aficionados, Savoie and Rho are thrilled to share their passion by offering a private and exclusive stay that combines vineyard exploration and gastronomy. The uniqueness of this journey is reflected in concierge service and exceptional hospitality, promoting the discovery of about ten wineries, whether they are cooperative, familyowned, or renowned. Among them, we have explored Domaine de Boisseyt, Jaboulet, Maison Guigal, Clos de l’Oratoire, Château Mont-Redon, Domaine de Beaurenard, Château Pesquié, and Château de la Gardine.

Château de la Gardine’s cellar
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Frederique Constant
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Maison 4110
Mont Ventoux (Mixte Mag)
Château Pesquié

For this new all-inclusive travel concept, SV Voyage has enlisted the services of Luc Rolland. Having trained in Bordeaux (viticulture and oenology), Rolland joins the team as a guide and companion, bringing over thirty-five years’ experience in the wine industry to the table. A former SAQ employee, he has also led and organized over twenty trips to the world’s most magnificent vineyards.

Embark on a journey that promises to elevate your wine expertise, providing the perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in the splendid offerings of the valley. Delve into a world of culinary delights, fine wines, regional treasures, and so much more. Whether you’re a seasoned connoisseur, a passionate enthusiast, or just beginning to explore the world of wine, this multisensory adventure is tailored to suit your preferences.

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Domaine Jaboulet
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Hôtel Le Vieux Castillon

Specializing in designing diverse travel experiences, including sports-related trips, SV Voyage is excited to introduce a novel and delectable addition to their portfolio. There are six exclusive oenological trips scheduled for 2024–2025. These exceptional journeys offer a unique blend of relaxation, indulgence, and an opportunity to expand your wine expertise, all within extraordinary settings.

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Air Canada offers direct flights from Montreal to Lyon, year round, with fewer departures during the winter.

Benoit Dubé and Louis Bernier (Photos Marc Savoie)

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Lunch at Château Pesquié (Photos Marc Savoie)

Château Pesquié Chai (ageing cellar)

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