Spend a day sipping your way through the Provençal countryside on this wine-tasting tour from Cannes. Visit two esteemed wine estates for private cellars tours, vineyard walks and informative wine-tasting sessions. Sip a variety of red and white wines, gain insight into their delicate flavors and learn about the region's winemaking traditions and techniques from your guide. After working up an appetite, sit down to a rustic picnic lunch of authentic Provençal specialties.
Board an air conditioned minivan outside your Cannes hotel and sit back on the scenic 1-hour drive through the gentle rolling slopes of Provence's wine country. Your guide will give you an overview of the history and traditions of French winemaking. In Provence, the temperate Mediterranean climate and mineral-rich soils are ideal for grape-growing, and varieties such as syrah, cabernet sauvignon and grenache flourish in the warm sun. Arrive at the Château Font du Broc winery in Les Arcs-sur-Argens, which produces some of the region’s finest wines. Marvel at row after row of grape-laden vines during your vineyard tour, and capture the landscape on camera. Then delve below ground to the wine cellars with your guide to learn about the winemaking techniques. Follow your tour with a tasting session where you can sip a variety of wines, see how they compare, and gain an understanding of the complex flavors at work. Continue with a drive to Taradeau to visit the Château de St-Martin wine estate. Taking a seat in the shade of century-old trees, your guide will pull out a rustic picnic lunch for you to enjoy with your fellow wine enthusiasts. Savor typical Provençal specialities accompanied by some of the wines for which this region is known. After lunch, meet Château de St-Martin’s winemakers and take a tour of the vineyards and cellars. St-Martin's traditions have been handed down from generation to generation, and today it’s regarded as one of the most exceptional wineries in the French Riviera. At the end of the day, rest your feet on the hour-long drive back to your Cannes hotel.