Wine Tours in Côte d’Azur
An intoxicating journey among châteaus and wineries not to be missed in the South of France

Château Pampelonne
182 chemin des tamaris, Ramatuelle
tel. +33 9 81 81 82 22 – +33 6 66 95 78 74

We are almost close to the seafront in the estate which once belonged to one of Napoleon’s treasurers, ancestor of the current proprietor. They have been producing wine since 1920, which tastes of the sea nearby.

Château Barbeyrolles
2065 route de la Berle, Gassin
tel. +33 4 94 56 33 58

It has to be said: “the best wines come in small casks”. Right, as the owner of this charming 12-hectare vineyard is none other than Régine Sumeire, the creator of Pétale de Rose, the renowned Provençal pale pink rosé wine.

Château des Garcinieres
1082 Route de la Foux, Cogolin
tel. +33 4 94 56 02 85

Walking along the majestic avenue of sycamore trees, you will reach a magnificent mansion. It is here that you can taste the wines of this family, now in its fifth generation. Mostly rosé ones, but also red and white.

Castle of Saint Martin
Rte des Arcs, Taradeau
tel. +33 4 94 99 76 76

One of the oldest and largest wineries in Provence with two wine cellars, a modern one for winemaking and the other for ageing underground, which was built by the monks between the 12th and 16th century with barrels carved into the rock.

Château Font du Broc
Chem. de la Font du Broc, Les Arcs
tel. +33 4 94 47 48 20

If the estate already amazes you, wait until you visit the wine cellar with its ancient stone vaults. A real spectacle. To delight the palate, there are some organic wines, especially the red ones.

Château d’Astros
Route de Lorgues, Vidauban
tel. +33 4 94 99 73 00

A real charming castle in an estate founded in the thirteenth century by the Knights Templar. An extremely rich and varied terroir that produces extraordinary wines. The business is run today by Bruno Maurel and his grandchildren, now in their eighth generation.

Château de Bellet
482 Chem. de Saquier, Nice
tel. +33 4 93 37 81 57

In the hills of Nice, on one side the sea, and on the other the mountains, there is the incredible estate of the Barons of Bellet with more than four centuries of history and a small, frescoed chapel. Ancient local vines grow in the vineyards such as Rolle, used for white wines, and Braquet and Folle Noire for rosé and red wines.

(cover photo: Dan Cristian Padure)

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