Visit two Provençal wineries and enjoy a rustic picnic lunch on this full-day private wine tour from Nice. During your wine-tasting sessions at Château Font du Broc and Château de St-Martin, meet the winemakers, tour the cellars and vineyards and sample top-grade wines while learning of the age-old winemaking processes in this renowned viticultural region. Your day is filled with gorgeous scenery, great wine and delicious food highlighting the authentic flavors of Provence.
Following morning pickup from your Nice hotel, travel by air-conditioned minivan into the countryside. On your 1-hour drive, learn from your guide about the viticulture of Provence. The clay and limestone soils and warm Mediterranean climate in this region make for ideal growing conditions, and grape varieties such as syrah, cabernet sauvignon and grenache thrive.Your first stop is the Château Font du Broc winery, tucked away in the town of Les Arcs-sur-Argens amongst rolling green hills and grape-laden vines. Meet the winemaker for a tour of the wine cellars, filled with barrels of slowly aging wine. Hear of the techniques and traditions used in wine production, and then enjoy a tasting session to gain an understanding of the delicate balances of flavor at play in your glass. Continue one hour to Château de St-Martin, a beautiful wine estate in Taradeau. Find a scenic spot under the shade of century-old trees, and sit down to a rustic picnic lunch of seasonal Provençal specialties paired with wine from the winery. Follow lunch with a guided visit of Château de St-Martin’s vineyards and cellars with the winemakers. The winemaking traditions here have been handed down for generations and after your visit, head to the tasting room to sample a range of whites and reds.At the end of your tasting, relax on the 1-hour drive back to your hotel in Nice.