Hermitage Tournonais Tournon-sur-Rhône side is a land of heritage... The story of the cities located along the Rhone starts with Celtic and Gallo-Roman who build counters (or ports) as Muzolium became Saint John of Muzols enjoying instead privileged in the region, allowing among other by the Sweet go back into the Massif Central. By creating the first roads and bridges first, they favored the establishment of towns and villages. Indeed, the original town of Tournon was built along a route linking Lyon to the Mediterranean and the village of Boucieu-le-Roi was created near a Roman bridge over the Doux.
It was in 817 that we find the first written record of Tournon. Under the name "Turnone", marking the beginning of its official history.
It was at this time that comes to live a wealthy family of nobles later called "the Counts of Tournon." They will choose to install their fort on the granite rock overlooking the Rhone Valley. In 1308 the north Vivarais is annexed by the Kingdom of France after being land of empire since the eleventh century. The Lordship of Tournon had a very wide field and enjoyed a great reputation throughout the region, among other things by the many expenses that could have a few counts or countesses to the Court of France.
Hermitage Tournonais Tournon-sur-Rhône side is a Traditions of Earth! This majestic vineyard extends along the Rhone valley over 1 000 ha between Chavanay (42) and Guilherand-Granges (07). With an ancestral tradition, white or red wine once called "Mauves wine" is tasted at the court of Charlemagne. More than 20 winemakers are located on the Tournonais and make you share their passions during tastings to those who want it. Every Friday in July and August at 17h, the Tourist Office offers Hermitage Tournonais days "Meet the winemakers' individual wishing. Privileged terroir, the Hermitage Tournonais territory is also distinguished through its many cheese producers, honey, traditional charcuterie, organic products that you can find at gourmet walks between the two shores in July-August and many other guided tours offered by the Tourist Office... This is the opportunity of unforgettable encounters with the locals.