The Official Provence Wine Route: get a taste of France’s south-east
Think you know Provence? Its colourful markets, Cézanne landscapes, hidden Calanques, and local gastronomy? Whether you’re looking for a refreshingly different taste of the region, or your initiation into its delights, a trip along the official wine route (Route Officielle des Vins de Provence) has something for everyone.
Create your own personalised itinerary, based on your preferences and how much time you have, and the wine route will help you to uncover the variety and quality of Provençal vineyards. A network of locals, including winemakers, guides and domaine workers, will show you new ways to experience – and love – Provence.
Pink is the colour
Provence is perhaps most famous for its rosé, yet it also produces red and white wines with individual characters just as distinct as their makers. The Official Provence Wine Route has a network of over 300 estates and wine cellars representing eight different appellations, each with their own unique qualities and characteristics (Bellet, Bandol, Cassis, Les Baux de Provence, Palette, Côtes de Provence, Coteaux d’Aix-en-Provence, and Coteaux Varois en Provence).
This network of vineyards stretches across three areas of Provence – the Bouches-du-Rhône, Var, and Vaucluse - each with everything you need to make a variety of colours, fragrances and flavours in the wines. Along your route you’ll find the local experts keen to share their take on true Provençal lifestyle. These authentic, enthusiastic professionals are ambassadors for a way of life and a set of shared values that that they have acknowledged in signing a ‘quality charter’ as part of their commitment to the Provence Wine Route. Each of them proudly displays a Route des Vins de Provence sign outside of every participating cellar, vineyard and estate.
A first taste
The Route des Vins de Provence website is an authoritative source for information on wine tourism in Provence and has the tools you need to organise your trip. This informative site includes a complete report on every cellar, vineyard and estate, as well as practical information and advice for preparing your visit. The website also allows you to create your own itinerary, and to share your future experiences by publishing your route on the site or other social networks (blog, Facebook, Twitter, etc.). You can also vote for your favourite wines.
In Provence, a thousand and one paths lead to hidden estates, sun-drenched wines and food, with wonderful tasting sessions. Explore them all by meeting passionate local experts all along the Provence Wine Route.
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