Provence Wine

Sun-soaked Provence – home of the celebrated destinations of St. Tropez and Cannes, and beloved retreat of Cezanne, Matisse, Picasso, and Van Gogh – is also the birthplace of the world’s finest dry rosé wines. These elegant pinks, made from red grapes, are known for offering the body of a red wine with the crispness of a white. In France today, rosé is so loved that it outsells white wine. And in the U.S., it has been one of the fastest growing categories for six years running. Discover the dry pink!

 

Also worth seeking out are the outstanding reds (and some whites) of the sub-regions of Bandol, Cassis, Bellet and Pallette.

– Description from WinesOfProvence

Varietals Produced in Provence View all

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Grenache

    You’re a member of the ‘Rhône Ranger’ band. Your groupies think you’re ‘hot’, even when you're boozy and "strung out"...

  • Viognier

    History of the grape: Viognier is thought to be an indigenous grape of Croatia that was brought to the Rhone in Franc...

  • Mourvèdre

    History of the grape: Monastrell is a native of Spain, first grown in Murviedro near Valencia, and was eventually bro...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

Subregions of Provence

  • Bandol

    Bandol Bandol is the most interesting and quality-oriented appellation in Provence. It is ...

  • Bellet

  • Cassis

    Cassis (not to be confused with the blackcurrant liqueur of the same name) is a town and wine r...

Popular Wineries in Provence View all

  • Chateau de Brégançon

    C’est au centre de l’aire de production des Côtes de Provence, au sein d’un site classé qu’est im...

  • Domaine de Rimauresq

    Rimauresq estate vineyard comprise 57 hectares of vines. Its exceptional ''terroir'', recognised...

  • Gassier

    Only few kilometres from Aix-en-Provence, and nestling in the foothills of the famous Mount Saint...

  • Château de Cremat

    Chateau de Cremat is a wine estate in the hills of Nice, France on a site that dates back to th...

  • Château Simone

    Château Simone is a winery that has been in the Rougier family in Meyreuil, in Provence, France...

  • Château de Berne

    Vines have been grown on the Château grounds since Roman times. Situated on the Aurelian Wa - a R...

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Provence on Snooth

  • Big Al, that Gassier Buti Nages has great QPR. We enjoyed his rose night before ... Whispering Angel Cotes de Provence rose last night.  Both were very nice but have to give the edge to the Angel for having a bit more flavor and characte Read More

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  • Chateau Desclans Whispering Angel Rose 2013

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    Fantastic Cotes de Provence rose. Nice strawberry notes with some tart green melon, jolly ranger green apple and nice but not overly assertive acidity. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • La Gordonne Billette Rose 2013

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    Nice but not great Cotes de Provence rose. A bit tart on the entry with some citrus notes along with tart cherry. Fairly acidic but with a bit of a bite on the back end. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • This is still drinking well for a 2012.  A bit of spritz upon first sip, ... nose has a slight herbes de provence note, along with underripe watermelon, and a tad note of bacon (not something I note in most roses!!).  Also a note of sea salt air on that nose.  The palate shows minerality, wet stones, herbs, and slight tart citrus. I am really ... Read More

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  • Great report, VV.  and thanks for sharing your tour info.  I've bookmarked her page :-) Read More

    Forum post in the topic Merci - Provence 2014


  • Coteaux de Varois Rose. Domaine la Colombe Carignan France Provence Vins Brebans 2011

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    16.96--> 12.96 @ Astor Read More

    Wine review by mariel1112


  • Back home once again after the fantastic Provence trip and then a venture out west to visit our son in Portland OR.  Did some time in Willamette, visited multiple wineries with Remy, Eyrie and Kramer standing a bit above the others. Anyway, went to the Eurocave and grabbed this '10 Adelaida Michael's Vineyard zin for dinner.  RBA, I really like ... Read More

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  • It is so great to see unsolicited recommendations.  Thank you for the report V V, and thank you for passing allong the link. Read More

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  • One more note, this trip was an almost all inclusive "package" - accommodations, most meals, transportation, a detailed itinerary with some on your own time and an American guide who has lived in France for the last 22 years. One really nice thing is that this is tailored to small groups, max 5 couples, so you don't feel like you're being herded... Read More

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  • Mas de Gourgonnier les Baux-de-Provence Rose 2013

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    Lovely and complex on the nose with all sorts of leafy herb, floral and spice framed astringent red berry fruit. A bit soft on entry, and very easy to drink, this shows a hint of minerality early on the palate, along with creamy red fruits that are very approachable. the acid pops a bit on the backend, along with raspberry fruit, but i think thi... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


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