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Best wine tours in Provence

Why Visit Provence?

Provence is one of France’s oldest wine producing regions, making it a fascinating destination for a wine tasting holiday. This picturesque south-east corner of France is renowned for its perfectly pink, rosé wines and its (almost) year-round sunshine. If wine and sunshine are not enough to entice you to visit Provence, the region is rich in cultural and natural wonders, boasts glamorous cities and beautiful beaches, has a buzzing arts scene, and is strewn with vibrant fields of fragrant lavender. 
Warm summers and mild winters, plenty of sunshine and minimal rainfall have attracted winemakers (and wine-loving visitors) to Provence for centuries. Although it is possible to find both good quality red and white wines in Provence, the region has become synonymous with the production of rosé wine. In fact, over 70% of the wines produced in Provence are fruity pinks which make it the largest producer of rosé wines in France. Learn more about the region’s perfectly pale, pink wine on a guided wine tasting tour. 

Provence is blessed with an abundance of delicious local produce, making it an excellent destination for a food tasting tour. From an array of fresh seafood to the juiciest olives; creamy goats cheese to earthy truffles. The best time of year to join a truffle hunting tour in Provence is December to March. Don’t leave without sampling Bouillabaisse – the signature fish stew of Marseille.

There is more to Provence than rosé wine and delicious local produce. History buffs can admire the charming medieval hillside villages such as Bonnieux and Gordes and the impressive historical architecture like the gothic Palais des Papes in Avignon. Art enthusiasts can follow in the footsteps of Cezanne, Matisse, and Picasso who, inspired by the light and the landscape, made their homes in Provence. Winerist’s array of private and small group tours will help you explore this fascinating region. 

Don’t leave Provence without sampling a glass of Pastis. This anise-flavoured liqueur was invented in Marseille in 1932 by Paul Ricard and remains a hugely popular aperitif.

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