Due to its great climate and wonderful soil, Provence is well known for its magical vineyards. Here’s our list of must-see vineyards to visit in the region.
Chateau La Coste
Château La Coste is situated in the countryside, just 15 minutes outside of Aix-en-Provence. In addition to the fantastic wine (all of which is organic) and great wine tours, they also have an art gallery, installation art pieces around the grounds (it’s well worth doing the two-hour walk), a hotel and two wonderful restaurants.
Château La Coste, 2750 Route De La Cride, Le Puy-Sainte-Réparade +33 (0)4 42 61 92 92
Domaine des Peyres
The vineyard of Domaine des Peyres is well worth a visit. It isn’t big but the wine is spectacular, the service and welcome is friendly (with fluent English) and there’s a wonderful art gallery on site. It’s situated in some of the most beautiful countryside in the Luberon (in the National Park). And if you fall in love with the place and don’t want to leave, they have five amazing cottages to hire with a wonderful pool. A must-see.
Domaine de Saint-Ser
Mas de Cadenet Négrel
The Domaine of Mas de Cadenet Négrel is in the same region as Domaine de Saint-Ser, in the Saint Victoire wine region, just outside Aix-en-Provence. The word, “mas” means ‘estate’ in local Provençal dialect and the “Cadenas” is a type of shrub, found on the property. It was bought by the Negrel family in 1813 and is still run by them. The estate produces mostly rosé wines (60%) with less red (30%) and a little white wine (10%). It grows Rolle, Syrah, Grenache, Cinsault and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. It features a number of wonderful activities; in addition to wine tours and tastings, you can also take painting lessons and do a treasure hunt.