Wine tour in Aix en Provence
Our Aix en Provence Wine Tour is made to explore the gorgeous landscape of Aix en Provence in the South of France. The beautiful Mountain Sainte Victoire was made famous by the painter Cézanne.
The Landscape of Aix en Provence
It catches your eyes with its dramatic landscapes, made out of sharp white limestone cliffs. Those spring from a green valley full of orchards, vineyards and olive groves. It harbours friendly wineries, home to the vineyards that produce the world’s best Rosé (as well as superb Reds and Whites). Enjoy this beautiful region while tasting some Rosé of Provence.
“You’ve never tasted a real Rosé until you have tried a Rosé de Provence!”
The Wines of AOP Côteaux d’Aix en Provence
The AOP Côteaux d’Aix en Provence is the most Western appellation of Provence wines. It gathers 79 producers united around a group of top quality wines. Main red grape varieties are Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignan, Cinsault, Syrah and Mourvèdre.
They are fragant when young, yet can accquire a dense aromatic complexity after a 5 years of maturing. Using the same grape varieties and a cold maceration process, winemakers produce supple, light and fruity rosés. These will match with most of the Summer dishes that our superb region has to offer. Bourboulenc, Vermentino, Clairette, Grenache Blanc, Ugni Blanc, Sauvignon and Sémillon contribute to refined and balanced whites. Note the special status of Sainte Victoire: thanks to its typical landscape, Côtes de Provence Sainte Victoire is an IGP (among five) belonging to AOP Côtes de Provence.
Your Private Aix en Provence Wine Tour
Experience the South of France on this unique private tour led by an English-speaking local. Your guide will share his expertise of French wine, answer all of your wine-related questions, and share with you some of the history of local wines and tasting techniques.
Our friendly guide will pick you up from your hotel or B&B (up to 10 km around Aix en Provence) and return you at the end of the tour. If you wish to be picked up and dropped off from a location outside this 10km radius, extra fees may apply.
The Full Day Tour Includes:
The knowledge and guidance of a French wine expert, visits to the vineyard where production occurs and barrels are stored, entrance to 3 or 4 vineyards/cellars, and guided tastings.
The Half Day Tour Includes:
The knowledge and guidance of a French wine expert, visits to the vineyard where production occurs and barrels are stored, entrance to 2 or 3 vineyards/cellars, and guided tastings.
Lunch, personal expenses, and any services not mentioned above are not included.
Minimum 2 people
Full day tour – 8h
Half day tour – 4h (from Nov to April)
Transportation in a luxury 7-seater car