Provence, the song of the cicadas, the crystal clear waters … we all dream of it! The Bandol Wine Route will offer you an idyllic route on the Mediterranean coast: sunshine wine tourism. From Bandol to Cassis, between Marseille and Toulon, the South infuses you with its fresh and fruity aromas. The arid hills of this region will offer you breathtaking landscapes between land and sea. If you like hot weather, rosé and a southern accent : don’t wait any longer, go for the Bandol Wine Route.
The Provençal estate breaks the codes with exceptional red wines, and yes Provence does not only produce good rosés! Located in La Croix-Valmer, the farm benefits from the optimal sunshine of the region and the calm of the surrounding area. The St-Tropez peninsula welcomes this vineyard in a sumptuous setting, between serenity and wild nature. Château de Chausse has a cellar where you may have the chance to drink the excellent red vintages of the 1990s and 2000s.
The Bandol Wine House, also known as the Bandol Wine Library, is the institution that promotes the Bandol PDO (Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée). Located at the gates of Le Castellet, you can visit the cellars and the estate (only by appointment) and buy Provençal local products directly from the producer. If you are there on the first weekend of December, you will have the chance to participate in the Vintage Festival: a typical event that brings together amateurs and professionals to celebrate the young wines of the year.
This Provençal farm is the home of the grape variety called Mourvèdre. Historically, the Jouve Férec family was one of the first to receive the Bandol appellation for its productions. This is how Jean-Claude Jouve Férec made each year an exceptional red wine cuvée by meticulously selecting the most beautiful bunches of mourvèdre from his different plots. You may have the chance to taste this elixir of great complexity, with notes of black fruit and spices.