Extreme Wine Expertise Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Cheers to Extreme Wine Improving your Expertise in Provence

Does navigating a wine list or timing when to open the bottles in your cellar feel like rolling dice? If so, then it’s time to close that “wine gap” in Provence. Chêne Bleu, a stunning boutique winery in the Rhône Valley, is the backdrop for Extreme Wine, rated by Food …

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Responsible Vineyard Agriculture Provence
Mirabeau WinesTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Responsible Vineyard Agriculture in Provence

With the harvest behind us, our consultant viticulturist Clément and his team have been focusing on continuing our journey to regenerating the Domaine’s soil. Traditionally, vineyards are monocultures that are sprayed and ploughed, providing neatly manicured rows of vines and eliminating all ‘competition.’ However, this process oxidizes the soil leaving …

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Afternoon Château La Coste
Artists Inspired by ProvenceInspire: Art & CultureMirabeau Wines

Spend an afternoon at Château La Coste

After leaving Aix-en-Provence and its busy neighbourhoods, the winding road descends through a forest of pine trees and cork-oaks. After a 15km drive, at the bottom of a small valley, the eye catches a glimpse of metallic silver reflections. You have arrived at Château La Coste. Impressive concrete gates (from superstar …

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Liam Gillick Multiplied Resistance
AixcentricArtists Inspired by ProvenceInspire: Art & Culture

Exploring Art in the Vineyards of Provence

Visiting local vineyards for a walk, tasting, and some art should provide a perfect outing for these days of social distancing. Here are a few suggestions by region: Luberon Vineyards: Wine and gourmet food are reasons to visit Chateau la Coste (near Aix-en-Provence), but there is no question the contemporary …

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Luberon Domaine de Fontenille
Caroline LongstaffeHotels Provence & Cote d'AzurStay: Accommodation & Rentals in Provence

Find Luxury in the Luberon at Domaine de Fontenille

Imagine staying in a glorious 19th century Provencal country estate surrounded by mighty cedars, olive trees and resplendent vineyards framed by the rolling Luberon hills of the Durance Valley. Transformed in 2013 by architect Alexandre Lafourcade, Domaine de Fontenille is now a luxury spa hotel and exceptional wine domaine, with …

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Chateau Romanin Vineyard Alpilles
Explore: Travel in ProvenceKeith Van SickleVillages Towns and Cities

Our 7 Favourite Villages and Vineyards of the Alpilles

Les Alpilles are a small mountain range in Provence, about 20 minutes south of the papal city of Avignon. These mountains and the surrounding countryside are dotted with charming villages and rolling vineyards, the perfect place to spend a few days. My wife and I live part of the year …

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Domaine de Trévallon Vineyard Vines
Elizabeth GabayTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Domaine de Trévallon Vineyard and Stockinger Barrels

By Liz Gabay This article was originally published in Nomacorc website magazine in summer 2016, following my three-day visit to Trevallon in April 2016. A cold Mistral was blowing for most of that week, so hiding in the cellar some days, despite the noise, was a respite. Sometimes the most …

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Bellet Vineyards Nice France
Jill BarthTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Bellet Vineyards So Close to Nice, France

By Jill Barth: As France’s oldest wine region, Provence is infinitely important to the global history of viticulture. The region was settled by the Phocaeans around 600 BC, and it’s believed that the Greeks were responsible for the dawn of winemaking and grape growing in ancient Provence. These early wines …

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Visit Château la Coste Art Wine
Caroline LongstaffeExplore: Travel in Provence

Visit Château La Coste for Art, Architecture and Wine

Nestled among rolling vineyards between the historic city of Aix-en-Provence (14km) and the stunning Luberon Valley (21km) you will find Château La Coste. Purchased by Irish real estate developer Paddy McKillen in 2002, the ordinary has been transformed into the extraordinary. Château La Coste is now a stunning domain set within 600 hectares, dedicated not just …

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Commanderie de Peyrassol Art Gallery exterieurs
AixcentricArtists Inspired by ProvenceInspire: Art & Culture

La Commanderie de Peyrassol Modern Art in a Provencal Vineyard

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Here’s a suggestion for an interesting art lover’s outing, about an hour’s drive from Aix-en-Provence.  La Commanderie de Peyrassol is not only a successful Var vineyard producing 500,000 bottles of wine a year but is a fast-growing contemporary sculpture park. …Continue reading here for details from Lynne’s visit to …

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