Provence Wine Tour Half Day from Aix en Provence

Explore Côtes de Provence Sainte Victoire Wine Region

Explore Vineyards, Wineries, And Taste Exquisite Reds, Whites And Rosés

Our Local Wine Expert Will Introduce You To The Basics Of French Wine

Hand-Picked Guides Only. English-Speaking, Local Experts

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Trip Details

Prices:

70€ Per Person


When:

9:00am to 12.15pm
Wednesday and Saturday
From April 1st to October 30th 2019

 

1:30pm to 4:45pm

Thursday and Saturday

From November 1st to March 1st 2020

This tour is not available on May 8th 2019

 


Duration:

3 hours and 15 minutes


Trip Style:

Shared Wine Tour
Minimum 2, Maximum 8


Meeting Point:

Pick up in front of the Aix en Provence Tourism office located 300 Av. Giuseppe Verdi, 13100 Aix-en-Provence


Inclusions:
  • English speaking guide
  • Visit and tasting in 2 wineries
  • Tastings of 9 different wines

Exclusions:
  • Entrance fees unless specified
  • Meals and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities

Get an Introduction to a Renowned French Wine

Small group half day trip departing from Aix en Provence for a wine tasting tour of Côtes de Provence Sainte-Victoire wine producing region. Meet at centrally located Tourism Office d’Aix en Provence. There, your English speaking driver/guide will go over the program and itinerary of this half day tour. The wine region of Côtes de Provence Sainte Victoire are located at the foothills of the Sainte Victoire mountains known by many thanks to the Tour de France. Here, winemakers produce some red wines known to be delicate or bold as well as rosé wines that have an elegant flavor. The main grape varieties that are used in the production of wines include Cinsault (for rosé wines), Grenache and Syrah (for red wines) a grape that is also widely used in Cotes du Rhone and Chateauneuf du Pape wines. For the white wines, the main grapes include Clairette, Sémillon or Ugni Blanc.

During your wine tour in Provence, visit 2 family-owned wineries that include a technical tour of the installations: vats and aging cellars. During the tour, you will learn about the wine making process, from the vine to the bottle. Finally, conclude your winery tours with tastings of delicate and aromatic reds, whites and rosés wines. Guided visit of 2 wineries and tastings of 9 different wines with a Provence wine expert; all tasting fees are included.

After the visits we will return to Aix en Provence and that will be the end of our services. For those of you with a bit more time in the area, we strongly suggest our full day wine tour. We also provide wine & food tours in the Côtes du Rhône and to châteauneuf du pape as well as to the local Provence villages such as les baux de Provence.

Good to Know

  • Tour requires minimum 2 passengers (adults) to operate
  • Adult only tour, if you are traveling with children please contact us for other options
  • Tour is operated in English
  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible
  • Prices are per person
  • Currency is in Euro
  • Our standard cancellation policy applies to this tour – Read More Here.

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Area Locals – ‘He was so much more than a driver. He really added local color and local flavor.’ Daniel W. (Georgia, US)

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