France: The Wine Routes Of Provence – Azur SW02

1 Days From £0 (772 USD)

A Full Day tour in gently undulating countryside with several stops in the Wine Country of the SAINT TROPEZ Peninsula. Combine a love of wine with a love of great scenery and you have the perfect day trip to complement your French holiday.

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Key Information

Travel Style: Small Group
Start Location: St Tropez or Cannes
End Location: St Tropez or Cannes
Accommodation: N/A
Period: All Year Round
Difficulty: Suitable for Most Travellers

About The Operator

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Years In Business: 17

Saint Tropez is the home of the stars. Streets of artists, cafés and ‘haute couture’ winding down to the picturesque port .The Harbor teems with life. Luxury Yachts are alongside fishing boats and you have time to explore it by yourself AFTER the Mini bus tour.
We will drive around one of the most beautiful bays of the Riviera to RAMATUELLE and GASSIN
You will see these two villages which are set amongst vineyards. They have all the features of an old Provençal town: narrow winding streets and alleyways with vaulted arches and serpentine stone doorways, abounding in brightly colored flowers overhanging window boxes at every turn. These old villages are in complete contrast to the seaside resort and they are a typical example of villages that grew up as look-out points offering a panoramic view over the Gulf of Saint Tropez and the Wine Country.

Wine was introduced to France 600 BC by the Phoenicians. The Romans later divided the region into large domains and, being experienced producers, introduced new grape varieties and improved wine-making methods.
The wines of Provence became well-known outside France during the Middle Ages. They were taken to the London court by Eleanore of Provence who became Queen of England. They were the favorite wines of French Kings in the 17th/18th Century.
The vineyard has been called “Côtes de Provence” since the 19th Century . The end of the 20th Century marks their rebirth as quality wines linked to the region’s geography, its climate and the growers’ SAVOIR FAIRE (KNOW-HOW)
From the early 20th century, excessive production had harmful effects on the quality of wine and measures had to be taken to protect it. Trade associations were founded to improve the quality of the products and the new trade requirements led to the certification of wines. The AOC (« Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée »- certified origin wine) became the main reference for wine production, with strict rules for its application defined by a decree in 1935 and the motto is: “Quality – not Quantity”.
We will visit the vineyards and the wine cellar and then organize a wine tasting of several varieties, labeled Côtes de Provence which is nowadays more and more valuable. An “Oënologue” will tell you all the secrets about wine and you can discover the quality and the wine variety and learn how to evaluate a Côte de Provence wine, its color, its bouquet and its aromas.

Description

A full day by day itinerary will be provided by the tour operator when you make an enquiry about this holiday.

Includes
- Transport, motorway tolls and parking fees,
all taxes, wine tastings, lunch for staff/driver

Excludes
- Flights, accommodation, lunch, wine purchased.

Prices per person - please submit an enquiry to receive a personalized itinerary and costs.

Itinerary
Day 01. Full day wine tasting - see reasons to go for more details.