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It may seem like a long way to travel, but the end goal will be well worth the journey. If you are planning a vacation to the south of France, so much the better. You will be treated to 60 wine growers whose passion is exquisite, quality wine production. In a small, but incredibly beautiful area called “Ctes de Provence,” this tiny plot of land is immense in its love of wine. Taking in parts of Var as well as a part of Bouches-du-Rhne, Provence is a wonderful stop on an incredible tour to experience the fine wine from France.
Indigo sky, azure sea and miles of sandy white beaches are the signature of an area that will welcome you with the beauty of limestone cliffs, ancient villages and miles of sharp, scented pine trees that not only provides shelter but heighten the feeling of tranquility with crystal clear lakes and lazy, winding rivers.
On the flipside, there is a bustling metropolis complete with all modern conveniences, or you might elect to stay in an old world style country house with 17th and 18th century antiques and explore the wine regions of South West France. In Provence, all of this is possible as you take leisurely walks along sunshine filled paths that are warm and inviting. You will enjoy the lush nights, scents of jasmine, wild thyme and lavender filling your senses with joy.
Perhaps because of the breathtaking beauty of the Mediterranean Sea and the abundance of tourist attractions found in Nice, Cannes, and elsewhere along the French Riviera, companies that offer traditional wine tasting tours, in spite of the excellence of its wines, often overlook Provence.
The Phoenicians setting in France over 2600 years ago and created vineyards to honor the God of Wine, Bacchus, leaving behind a legacy of wines that sparkle, are full-bodied and come with the fullness that is as rich as the area in which the grapes are grown.
In Provence, as everywhere in the Mediterranean, you will find the people full of warmth, spontaneity, and a “joie de vivre.” As you will soon discover, any of these master oenologists (winemakers) will be delighted to introduce you to the wines they have become famous for; and share a little of the region’s history with you.
If you are very lucky, and your host is in the right mood, he might even share some closely guarded secrets of how to blend the right food with exactly the right wine, something that most French winegrowers are passionate about!
As it is throughout all of France, winemaking in Provence is a serious business. Many of the winegrowers here have won the rights to include the prestigious “AOC” designation (Appellation d’Origine Controlee) on their bottles of wines. This label assures the buyer of a guaranteed vintage from the designated region. In order to win the right to become designated as an appellation wine, winegrowers must pass rigorous tests and inspections.
This is a truly prestigious and coveted award, as only the Ministry of Agriculture in Paris can bestow the title of an AOC on a wine.
Beyond the label, the first sip will tell you that Ctes de Provence winegrowers are experts in winemaking as it is a delicious sip you will not soon forget. They use traditional methods of harvesting and bottling their wines, and their abiding respect for the soil, climate, and diversity of grapes they use reflects in the excellence in quality and taste of the finished product.
Located in the heart of Provence’s winemaking region, the “Maison des Ctes de Provence” boasts an outstanding selection of appellation wines.
If you are not worried about the thickness of your waist (or your wallet), a visit to the four-star restaurant the “Bacchus Gourmand” is a must, where you can savor real Provencal cuisine accompanied (of course) by the perfect bottle of a Ctes de Provence wine.
After sampling a delicious homemade meal at one of the quaint cafes tucked away on the narrow streets of any village, your host or chef will delight in recommending a wine to accompany your dinner.
Your tour can include a wine tasting course, if you choose, at one of the many vineyards. You will be treated to an education and deeper understanding of wine from its robe or color, to its bouquet (perfume) as well as its body or strength and all that goes into the servicing and conservation of the wines from wine cellars to table.
Provence has some of the most wonderful vineyards and wineries, where you can take an experience of a lifetime with you back home as you savor Provence wines.