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our guide to wine experiences in the south of france


France is a vast
country with diverse landscapes and glorious weather, and this is what makes
this country produce some of the finest wines in the world. With this being
said, what trip to the South of France would even be complete without numerous
bottles of wine? Whether you prefer red, white, rosé or sparkling (or all four
if you don’t mind a fuzzy head in the morning!), there are limitless
experiences throughout the South of France to improve your knowledge, explore
vineyards and taste some impeccable wine at festival or restaurants.

If you are
planning on staying in one of our luxury villas in South
of France
this summer, why not take our guide to help you make the most of
your trip?

 

The South of
France


The South of
France is known for its warm weather and rather glamorous way of life; thanks
to St Tropez and Cannes. Good wine will never be far away, whether you are
enjoying breakfast, a quick lunch or delicious dinner. Because the sun does
shine in the South of France, it is a great place for those grapes to really
blossom. 

Vineyards

Domaine Treloar,
Roussillon


This
highly-regarded vineyard and winery are run by Jonathan and Rachel Teloar, and with
an extraordinary range of wines to choose from this vineyard is well worth a
visit. Open for tours Monday to Friday 16:00pm – 18:30pm and Saturday 09:30am –
12:00pm. They will go through the process of how the wine is made, as well a
tasting session at the end. 

Chateau de
Beaucastel, Provence


Chateauneuf-de-Pape
is a name that will always be related with incredible wines, and Chateau de
Beaucastel is one winery you must visit. You will be able to taste ten of their
Grand Vin wines, but tastings are by appointment only, so it is important to
book in advance. 

Chateau de
Valflaunès, near Montpellier


It is no wonder
that winemaker Fabien Rouboul has won several awards for his range of wines.
Each grape is harvested manually too, and you can really appreciate it when you
taste the final product. 

Wine tasting and
tours

Chateau Les
Carrasses, Quarante


Chateau Les
Carrasses offers a great assortment of wine experiences including:

  • ‘Discover the Languedoc’ tasting – a tour of the world’s most
    exciting wine region.
  • Tasting masterclass – how to get the best out of your wine.

  • Wines to pair with food.

  • Full and half-day wine experiences.
  • Learn about wine and the wine-making process.

This is perfect
if you are travelling with a group, but be sure to pre-book your visit.


Cycle through the
vines, Bordeaux

If you’re visiting
Bordeaux towards the end of May, there is the opportunity to enjoy a wine tour
with a difference. You can take in all the sights of the local vineyards by
bike; this will mean you will not only be enjoying some spectacular views of
the countryside, but you’ll be getting a little exercise to justify that large
glass of wine at the end.

Ateliers Bardins,
near Bordeaux

This charming
winery is only fifteen minutes from Bordeaux, and they run workshops where children
are welcome meaning the adults can enjoy the experience of wine tasting without
worrying about their children being bored.

Chateau
d’Agassac, near Bordeaux

 

Also in close
proximity to Bordeaux, Chateau d’Agassac offers children a unique tour in which
they’re challenged to rescue a princess from one of the chateau’s towers. Adults
can extend their knowledge of wine and winemaking and indulge in some tasting. 

Depending on
which part of the South of France you stay in, you will spot a number of
vineyards, so it is best to take a look at their websites and see if they
accept walk-in tours and taster sessions. Don’t forget to pick up a couple of
bottles from their shops and enjoy a delicious glass of wine in your own
private villa. 

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