Wine tasting in Provence

General information about provence wine

The Wines of Côtes De Povençe, the region that stretches from Flayosc to Saint-Raphael to Toulon is the oldest wine growing area in France. Wine has been produced in Aups and Draguignan for over 2 600 years.

It is divded into five regions:

  • The cost from Toulon to Saint-Raphaël
  • The vally to the north Saint-Raphaël from Toulon to Frejus
  • The Haut Pays to the north of Le Luc to Flayosc
  • The basin of Le Beausset between Cassis and Bandol
  • The Massif Sainte-Victoire

70% of the wine produced in this region is Rose. Chaptalization, a common technique used to increase the final alcoholic strength of a wine by adding sugar, is not allowed in the Côtes de Provençe. This is because the grapes from this region enjoy up to 320 days of sunshine a year. the wines are characterized by a natural ripness and a very powerful aroma.

Domaine De Matourne
235 Chemin des Plaines de Matourne
83780 Flayosc
+33 (0)4 94 70 43 74
+33 (0)6 75 03 00 82
Domaine De Matourne website

Producers of Red, Rosé and White wines of outstanding quality in the AOC Côtes de Provence region. Vins d'Appellation d'Origine Cotes de Provence Controlee.

Tasting and sales room open every day from 9 am to 7pm

Château du Rouet
83490 Le Muy
+33 (0)4 94 99 21 10
+33 (0)6 80 43 18 77

A residence dating from Napoléon III with a large park in typîcal Mediterranean style.

La Maison des Vins des Côtes de Provence
(Wine tasting centre)
R.N 7
83460 Les Arcs
+33 (0)4 94 99 50 20

Visitor's center (Closed on 25/12 and 01/01)
October and April
Open from 10:00am to 6:00pm
July and August
Open from 10:00am to 8:00pm.
In May, june and september
Open from 10:00 am to 7:00pm.
Closed on Sunday from October 1st to March 31th

What to do next
At a glance
Location of property
Location of Flayosc

Location: Flayosc
Region: Var, Provence
South of France
Near: Draguignan

Property Details
Provence gite
Two double bedrooms
2 double beds
1 single bed
Sleeps 5
Roof terrace
Fire place
Original spiral staircase
Separate WC
Large bathroom and bath
Over 8 restaurants and bars
on the doorstep
Lots of parking
Distance to key places
Nice Airport 55 minutes
Toulon Airport 75 minutes
Nearest beach 30 minutes
Nearest train station, Les Arcs 10 minutes
Cannes 45 minutes
St. Tropez 45 minutes
St. Maxime 30 minutes
St. Raphael 30 minutes
Grasse 55 minutes
Marseille 2 hours

Château Sainte Roseline
Quai Sauteirane
83460 Les Acs-Sur Argens
+33 (0) 4 94 99 50 30
+33 (0)4 94 99 51 53

Ancient abbey from the 11th century transformed into a beautiful residence, with a park laid-out in typical French style.

Wine-tasting and guided tour of the cellars.

From Flayosc. Go towards Draguignan then follow the signs to the A8 motorway. As soon as you see the first vines on the right, you have reached Château Sainte Roseline. It' closer to Trans than Les Arcs.

Open every day including the weekend for the wine-tasting cellar.
Note that the Saint Roseline chapel is only open in the afternoon from Tuesday to Sunday (closed on national holidays).

V&S Domaine Christiane Rabiega
Clos Dière
Route Lorgues
83300 Draguignan
+33 (0)4 94 68 44 22
+33 (0)4 94 47 17 72

During the summer guided tours of the estate start every hour on the hour and for a small fee include wine tasting. The estate shop is open year round.

Opening times:
Monday - Friday: 9 am - 12 noon, 2 pm - 5 pm
Saturday: 10 am - 12 noon, 2 pm - 5 pm
Closed Sundays and public holidays.

Château de Berne
83510 Lorgues - France
Tél. : +33 (0)4 94 60 43 60
Fax : +33 (0)4 94 60 43 58

In the centre of a 500 hectare park, the chateau and chapel date from the 18th century. Open-air theatre with floating stage and waterfall.

Guided tours and wine tasting.

The entrance of the Domaine is at 3 km from Lorgues, on Salernes road.

Château Roubine
Route des Vins - R.D 562
83510 Lorgues
+33 (0)4 92 15 10 16

Wine presentations and tasting. Château des Templiers, 14th century, passed to the order of Jerusalem in 1307.

Opening times
Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm
Saturday 10am - 6pm
Sunday - Summer only 10am - 6pm

Château de Selle
Route Départementale 73
83460 Taradeau
+33 (0) 4 94 47 57 57

18th century residence of the Comtes de Provence. Wine is made according to traditional techniques. Founded by Marcel Ott at the end of the 19th century, Domaines Ott is a family owned operation involving three estates that produce an extensive portfolio of Provencale wines in three colours, they are quite serious wines. It’s quite a large operation, with over 170 ha of vines spread among the three estates.

Wine-tasting and guided tour of the cellars.

Opening times:
Monday to Satrday 10am - 12 noon and 2pm - 6pm
Closed Sundays

Vieux Château d'Astros
83550 Vidauban
+33 (0)4 94 73 02 56

Chateau built in the 12th century by the Templiers. Beautiful vaulted cellar.

Wine-tasting and explanations.

Directions on website

Château Saint-Julien d'Aille
5480 - D 48 Route de La Garde-Freint
83550 Vidauban
+33 (0)4 94 73 02 89

Residence dating back to the middle ages which was the home of several religious orders before being transformed into a chateau in the 14th century. Cellars built in the ancient chapel. The Château Saint Julien d' Aille is located la commune de Vidauban, 6 km from the village on D 48 in direction of the Guard-Freinet.


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Useful information about wine

Appellation d'Origine Controlee - AOC

These are subject to a government order which defines the area in which they are grown, the type of grapes used, the maximum permitted production, the minimum alcohol content and the methods of cultivation and production. Among these there are, of course, the very great (and expensive) wines but there are also plenty to be found at reasonable prices. Prices that are much less than you would pay for a table wine in the UK.




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