Discovery activities

Wine tasting at the winery

All along the year, come to taste the organic and biodynamic wines at the winery. The tasting is free during the opening hours (From Monday to Saturday 10am -12 : 30pm – 1 :30pm – 6 :00pm). For the tastings, tours for groups, thank you to contact us.

Discover workshop and sensitive tasting

Discover the universe and the backstage of our wines and live a gourmand and sensible moment through a sensory wine tasting introduction. We will start with a guided tour in the vineyard with our original history, then a presentation of our terroirs, grape varieties and our way to produce the wine all along the seasons, in organic and biodynamic viticulture. We will go to the cellar to discover the wine making process. After theses technical aspects, we will practice : the introduction and the sensitive wine tasting introduction. You will learn how to taste and understand a wine. You will learn the different skills, vocabulary and valuation about the wines through the tasting of 4 cuvees of the estate. This workshop will make you discover our universe and the fruit of our labor.
On appointment minimum 48 hours before, between 2 and 6 people.
Time of the workshop : 1 hour 30. Contact us for more information.

Bikes and wine at Manissy

Meet at the Château de Manissy for an unusual discover of our terroirs and our wine, through a nice ride by electric bike with our specialized guide, Frédéric Lafont. Thanks to the electric bike and the knowledges of Fréderic, you will cross and explore easily the most beautiful wine plots around between Tavel and Lirac, with beautiful landscapes and a nice unspoilt natural and historical heritage. After this ludic and pleasant tour, we will meet you up at the Château de Manissy for a guided tour in the vines to present you our terroirs, grape varieties and our organic and biodynamic viticulture. Then, we will offer you a commented wine tasting of our organic cuvees with some local delicacies.
On appointment all the Fridays from April to October, from 9 am to 12 :30 pm.
Between 2 and 5 people per session. Contact us for more informations.

Annual Events

The blending workshop

All the years, in march, Florian André offer you to discover the art of blending grape varieties which composed a wine, in red and rosé. During this ludic workshop, you will taste samples of pure single grapes selected in rosé and in red. After learning their characteristics, you will experience the blending. When you will find your perfect blend, you will be able to bottle, to lable and to cork your personnalised cuvee in rosé or red. You will keep a souvenir with a sample of your wine. Then, you will discover the backstage of the wine making with a guided tour of our cellar. To finish with a pleasant and gourmet touch, we will share together a « wine grower » lunch.

The gourmet Thursdays

Each summer, in July and August, Florian André and the team of the Château de Manissy welcome you for an estival, ludic and pleasant day. You will discover the vineyard through a walk with Florian André, the wine-grower who will have the pleasure to share with you his anecdotes about the vines, the terroirs and the grape varieties. All the éléments which compose the organic and biodynamic wines. Then, we will meet us up in the wooded park next to the castle for an aperitive tasting followed by a pleasant lunch with grilled meat and seasons salads. To finish this nice discover day, you will be guided through the winery to discover the secrets of the vinification.
Theses gourmet appointments are taking place each summer on several thurdays and on bookings.

The « primeurs » week-end

Each third Thursday of november, the launch of the new vintage in Côtes-du-Rhone Red « Primeur » is happening. To celebrate this nice event, The Château de Manissy offer you an open door week-end with entertainements. The schedule of this festive weekend : wine tasting of the organic and biodynamic cuvees of the winery, oysters bar, concert, market of local producers, exhibitions, lunch. A lot of conviviality to welcome the new vintage and celebrate the end of the harvest and the vinifications in progress !