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Provence winery experiences

Provence is a wine region in the far south-eastern corner of France, best known for the quality (and quantity) of its rosé wines and for its warm, mild climate.  It is the oldest wine-producing region in France, with a history dating back over 2600 years.

The vineyards of Provence cover an area that measures roughly 200 kilometres (125 miles) from east to west. In this definitively Mediterranean climate – no Provencal vineyard is more than 55km (25 miles) from the Mediterranean – the vines enjoy around 3000 sunshine hours per year, along with an annual average temperature of 14.5°C (58°F).

Provence produces a wide range of high-quality wines, although it is best known for its rosé wines. The red grape varietals used to produce the rosé and red wines are Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Mourvèdre. As for the white varietals Rolle (Vermentino), Clairette, Marsanne, Ugni Blanc (aka Trebbiano), Grenache Blanc, Bourboulenc, and Roussanne are the most popular.

The long, dry summers provide ideal harvest conditions in most years, leaving most of the region's grape-growers free from worry about unwanted rot and vine disease. The diversity of landscapes and soils, as well as micro-climates, gives each sub-region its own identity.
There are nine main sub-regions that are also appellations (AOC). The largest, Côtes de Provence, accounts for around 75% of all wines produced in the region. The other AOCs in Provence include Coteaux d'Aix en Provence, Coteaux Varois de Provence, Les Baux de Provence, Cassis, Bandol, Palette, Bellet, and Pierrevert.  

The region's two most famous appellations are located between Marseille and Toulon on the Mediterranean coast. Bandol's deeply coloured, intensely flavoured reds are produced just 20 kilometres (12 miles) away from Cassis's herby, full-bodied whites.

Vine & Wine Immersion
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You'll tour the vineyards, the terroir, the diversity of local flora and animals, and experience the beauty of the surrounding landscapes with our guide. After a visit to the cellars to learn about our winemaking procedures, You will taste a selection of 5 wines.
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From the Vine to the Glass
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At the foot of the vines, the journey will begin with a presentation of the vineyard and its history. Then we'll take you through the cellars and explain how our wines are made. If you want to continue your exploration, you are welcome to walk down our vineyard trail, which features explanatory panels that add to the landscape's appeal (information on the grape varieties, the cycle of the vine, the plots, the surrounding historic sites, etc.).
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Discovery
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The tasting of "brut de cuve" wines is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. It's the most effective way to learn everything there is to know about wine.
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Discovering the wines of Beaulieu
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The 'Discovering the Wines of Beaulieu' tasting will introduce you to all of our estate's wines (7 vintages) as well as the unique characteristics of wines grown in the centre of an old volcano.
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Discover 7 wines of our wines
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Malherbe, Pointe du Diable, and our Grand White Wine are all available for tasting.
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Guided walking tour of the Malherbe terroir
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Discover the mysteries of the Malherbe terroir, rich in history, accompanied by a member of the team. From vine to glass, this walking tour of the vineyards and cellar will culminate in a sampling of our whole wine portfolio.
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Winegrower aperitif
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To understand more about the winemaking process, you will first have a guided tour of the cellar. Then you'll taste our wines, which will be complimented by a range of fresh aperitif items (anchovy, tapenade, tomatoes, cold meats or cheese). With a spectacular view of the vineyards and the Gros Brain mountain.
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Walks in Canadel
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During a walk along our demarcated vineyard route with an illustrated explanatory guide, immerse yourself in the exciting adventure of our terroir and wine varieties. We have a wonderful treasure hunt for kids to help them find all of the vine's secrets.   We offer two routes: - Discovering the grape varieties, for a short walk through the vines (40 minutes) You will then enjoy a commented tasting of our wines in the cellar. - Discovering the terroir, to climb to the highest point of the domain (1h30)
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Gourmet Tour
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You will be able to enjoy a presentation of the estate during which we will describe the winemaking procedures that have been researched and modified for each category of wine. You will have the opportunity to taste the domain's wine straight from the barrel. Finally, the tour will conclude with a taste of 6 wines (white, red, or rosé) of your choosing, as well as refreshments.
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Discovery of the Bégude estate
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We encourage you to have a guided tour of the Domaine de la Bégude, which is positioned at 400 meters above sea level, and learn about its vineyard and winemaking cellars, as well as its medieval church and historic bread oven. The tour will conclude with a tasting of the estate wines ( white, red and rosé,)
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Visite découverte
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The tour will begin in our vineyards, where we will discuss the estate's history, the various grape varieties we grow, the Sainte-Victoire terroir, and the harvesting procedure. We'll continue our exploration of the cellar, where we'll go over the vinification and bottling processes for each of our wines. We'll finish up with a tour of our Provence oil mill.
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Tasting of our wines
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Discover our wine collection by participating in a customized and personalized wine tasting. Five wines (white, red, and rosé) will be tasted from the menu, according to your preferences.
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Discovery in complete freedom
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Navigate at your leisure through our estate, our contemporary art collection of more than 70 works, and our remarkable gardens covering an area of 1 hectare, armed with a full guide to the sculpture park. Take a refreshing respite at the Bistrot de Lou, which is located in the heart of the Commanderie. You will be offered a drink for each paid visit.
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Guided discovery of the art collection
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Discover the collection's important masterpieces in the center of the gardens, as well as the permanent exhibition, with the help of our guide. During this cultural stroll, you will learn about the artist's artistic approach as well as anecdotes about the work's production. Take the opportunity to take a refreshing break in the heart of the Commanderie, at the Bistrot de Lou. For each paid visit, a drink is offered to you.
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Wine discovery and visit of the cellar
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Your guide will introduce you to the terroir of Provence after a historical presentation of the Commanderie de Peyrassol in the heart of the century-old barrel cellar followed by a tasting of 4 to 5 iconic wins.
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