Historically specializing in rosé, Provence has a millennium-old wine-growing history. Its vines stretch out over ever-changing landscapes, around historic cities, on the Mediterranean coast and into the hinterland.
From the gates of Nice to the Camargue region, the Provence wine route takes you from the seaside to mountains and scenic villages perched up high. It combines 430 vineyards and cooperative wine cellars, all of which are committed to quality. This guarantees you a personalized experience, wine tastings with an expert (sometimes a fee is charged) and tours of the wine cellars and vineyards (sometimes by appointment). In between your vineyard trips, discover the boutique hotels of Aix-en-Provence, the Sainte-Victoire Mountain (which was painted by the famous French painter, Cézanne), and the Roman amphitheatre of Fréjus. You can also explore the vineyards on foot, by bike or even by boat.
In Provence, rosé is anchored in the traditions of wine growing: the climate, the locations of the vineyards and the well-suited grape varieties. Over many years the winemakers have developed extensive expertise. Provence also produces strong well-rounded red wines as well as refreshing and very aromatic white wines.
1. Explore the Provence region: its maritime sites, famous cities, history, authentic markets and lifestyle.
2. Play apprentice winemaker: learn how to tell the difference between the different grape varieties at the winemaking workshop in the vineyards.
3. Make the most of fine food with gourmet walks in the vineyards accompanied by the winemakers and major restaurant owners.
appellations 9 appellations
Red : syrah, grenache, cinsault, mourvèdre, tibouren, carignan, cabernet sauvignon
White : rolle, ugni blanc, sémillon