Wine getaway in the backcountry of the Gulf of Saint-Tropez


The Côtes-de-Provence appellation covers an area of 20,000 hectares of vineyards. Well known for its pale rosé wines, but also appreciated for its reds and whites, the wine region opens the doors of its cellars with a vacation air. During visits, stays in the vineyards and tastings, oenophiles will be surprised to discover a Provence that also produces rosés for gastronomy or for aging, opulent whites and reds capable of aging for several years.
New high-tech wineries, roof-tables, open-air exhibition parks in the vineyards... here is my selection.

Tasting a gourmet rosé in the futuristic cellar of Château de Selle

The futuristic cellar of Château de Selle, property of Domaines Ott.

Lunch on the roof at Château La Martinette

On the roof-top of the cellar of Château La Martinette, one can contemplate the 50 hectares of vines.

Contemplate works of art scattered throughout the vineyards

The park of the Commanderie de Peyrassol is full of works signed by Dubuffet or César. 

Sweet dreams in a boutique vineyard-hotel

Tastefully decorated, the Ultimate Provence boutique hotel in La Garde-Freinet offers a peaceful stopover overlooking the vineyards.