Aix-en-Provence and Its Wine Shops
Susan Gish writes: This article is a bit about us and wine, and a bit about three women who manage or own wine shops in Aix. (We’ve also included some other wine shops in Aix). Susan and Sam are serious wine lovers. They enjoyed a romantic honeymoon in Champagne and even commissioned a wine wall by artist Isaiah Zagar for their home at the time, in Philadelphia. Continue reading here to see photos of the wall and the creative inspiration for the art installation.
Wine Shops in Aix
There are many places in Aix to enjoy a glass of wine. A sunny day is the signal to grab a seat at a table on a café/bar terrace and enjoy a glass of something local. The list of wine shops below is fairly comprehensive, and trust Susan and Sam to have done their wine homework.
La Route des Vins (La Pioline)
540 Avenue Guillaume du Vair
Susan’s review: La Route des Vins has a wide selection of wines, and Stéphanie (manager) is more than willing to guide you, whatever your budget. We’ve been for tastings there from local winemakers.
La Cave des Ours
20 Rue Jacques de la Roque
Here is what Susan shared about this boutique and wine bar. Their wine shop & wine bar serves wines by the glass or bottle. A different selection changes weekly. On Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights, you can get charcuterie, fromage and vegetable/vegan platters. Bread is from Farinoman Fou the best I think in Aix! They also do a pop-up brunch du marché every month, sometimes with a vegan chef.
10 rue des Marseillais
According to Susan, the owner Aurélia Gauthier carries a great selection of fine wines and champagne. Also, the shop carries a selection of gourmet items to pair with your wine or for gifts.
La Cave du Cours Mirabeau
19 Cours Mirabeau,
La Cave Mazarin
18 Rue d’Italie,
There are plenty of gourmet shops on this street where you can find delicious food to go with your wine.
31 Avenue Robert Schuman
Wine is organized by price range.
Cave du Félibrige
8 Rue des Cordeliers
This shop owned by two oenophiles opened in 1985. They offer a great selection of fine wines and spirits.
Cave Conseil Aix
3 Rue de la Molle