What is an appellation? Why is there a difference between a Syrah from Hermitage and a Syrah from Saint-Joseph? What is terroir after all?
Whether or not you can answer these questions: if you are not only interested in the wine making process and tasting but also want to discover what makes the wine and see where the grapes grow, then why not go for a ride or a hike in the vineyards with your own wine expert? They'll share everything they know about wine and viticulture with you. Buggy, Segway, boat… the choice is yours!