Underground wine tasting

An oenological experience in the depths of a certified Grand Site de France

See, smell, taste... a unique and timeless experience, disclosing the secrets of the wines of the Vignerons Ardéchois.


Underground wine-tasting in the Aven d'Orgnac

After descending 220 steps, you find yourself in partial obscurity and absolute silence: perfect conditions for awakening and increasing your senses

In the first chamber of the Aven d'Orgnac, in exceptional and mysterious surroundings, a guide-oenologist and a caving-guide accompany you.

First, an introduction to the art of wine tasting. Then your experience continues as you explore the spectacular chambers of the Aven d'Orgnac and the beauty of its subterranean landscapes. The tour terminates at 121 meters underground with a sound and light show designed especially for the cave by the Cléophas brothers to highlight the magnitude of this preserved natural site.


A wine cellar 50 meters underground

In 2018, 10 000 bottles were descended 50 meters underground, into a disused tunnel of the Aven d'Orgnac.

With a humidity level of almost 100%, a constant 12°C temperature, calm and complete darkness: the Aven d'Orgnac is the ideal place for aging the best cuvees produced by the Vignerons Ardéchois.

Since March 2018, 5 000 bottles of 'Grand Aven' (an alliance of Syrah and Grenache Noir, AOP Côtes du Vivarais) have been stored in this unique wine aging cellar. They are destined for sale after a year of underground maturation.

5 000 additional bottles of Terra Helvorum (Syrah); which represent the ultimate expression of Syrah from the volcanic soils of the Ardèche, are also maturated underground for a year, and are destined for a few select restaurants.


In collaboration with Néovinum and the Vignerons Ardéchois

In March 2018, a human chain was organised from the cave entrance down to the wine cellar to store the first 5 000 bottles.

In order to ensure the protection of the cave, the tasting and storage areas, located 50 meters under the ground, were approved by the scientific committee of the Aven d'Orgnac.

These new spaces are situated in a manmade tunnel that has been disused for over 20 years.

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Practical information

Some information about the wine cellar