Wines of the Cotes de Provence
This shore tour is not yet available for purchase. Specific details for this program are not yet finalized and the tour elements are subject to change. An email announcement will be sent to all confirmed group members 4 to 5 months before departure.
Spend the day in the beautiful Côtes de Provence, a glorious wine region described by wine-author and expert, Karen MacNeil, as “undoubtedly one of the world’s most charming wine regions.” This appellation is Provence’s largest, covering 50,000 acres of vines dispersed from Aix-en-Provence to Nice, with wines of every color and style. Rosés make up 90% of the production, reds account for 6.5% and whites for just 3.5%. Wine has been produced here over 2600 years ago when the ancient Greeks arrived and founded the town of Marseille in 600 B.C. This makes Provence Frances oldest winemaking region! Vines are dispersed among olive groves, lavender, sunflower fields, aromatic Herbes de Provence and dramatic limestone hills.
Today’s excursion offers the following highlights:
• Private sommelier guide
• Two visits & tastings at highly rated producers in the region
• Wine-paired lunch at the château
• Guided walk of St Tropez
• Luxury coach with bottled water