Provence, a wine region in the south of France just two hours inland from the Mediterranean coast, is known for its beautiful scenery, cultural history, and charm. The Provence wine region has long been famous for its red wines, such as rosés from Tavel. Winalist will help you understand which wine experiences in Provence are the best fitting for your preferences. You can use our wine experience search tool to find the best wineries in Provence.
Provence, France Wine Highlights
Close to the beautiful French Riviera
Known for delicious rose wines
A charming and glamorous escape in the South of France
About Provence Wine Tasting
Provence is located in the southeast of France, near Italy. The region makes up a large part of southern France, and Provence wines are some of the best in the world.
Winalist curates the most popular wine tours and experiences in Provence, but many of these tours also allow you to customize your itinerary. Similarly, Winalist works with various wine hosts who will help customize the best wine experience for you or your group. From one-day to multi-day excursions, our professional guides will help you experience Provence in the best way possible.
Provence Wine Tasting Routes & Itineraries
While you’re visiting Provence, we recommend you take full advantage of the many Provençal wine estates between the Alps and the Mediterranean, from Nice to Arles. You may also wish to discover the Provençal landscape between massifs (groups of mountains) and olive trees.
Winalist invites you to discover this spectacular region of France by scheduling an exclusive experience through our white-glove booking platform. We offer numerous visits to ancient castles and unparalleled tastings in Provence - all of which you can find by booking guided tours or excursions through our search tool. What could be better than discovering the wines of Provence directly through a winegrower whose technique has been passed down through generations? Or, by sharing a winegrower's meal or a picnic in Provence with friends or learning winemaking in one of our oenological workshops?
Whether you are planning a corporate event, a romantic getaway, or simply want to explore Provence with your friends, Winalist is here to make your dream trip to Provence as easy as possible. Our partners’ curated itineraries are designed for groups and individuals alike.
You can book your wine experiences in wineries, museums, or guided tours in the region of Provence instantly and with no booking fees through Winalist’s platform. Discover in just a few clicks how to visit vineyards near Bandol or the cellars and tastings in Marseille - all in the Provence region. Explore the hills of Provence and soak in their history. After this, stroll through the beautiful villages of the Provençal vineyards. To learn more about the grape varieties and the terroir of Provence, you can visit castles followed by a tasting in Avignon with Winalist, or even book a Provence wine tour from Nice, Cassis, or Arles.
The wine routes in Provence
The Aix-en-Provence wine route between Châteauneuf-le-Rouge and Lourmarin lets you discover the particularities of Provence’s charming local terroir. Starting in Châteauneuf-le-Rouge, you will learn about the production of olive oil and wine (such as Château Paradis or Château de la Galinière) and by passing through beautiful villages before ending your trip in Lourmarin.
The Côtes de Provence road in the Saint-Tropez region takes you to discover the areas of Mediterranean winegrowers and producers during a Provence vineyard tour. The Domaine de la Croix (classified growth) or Château de Berne are also worth a visit. A few kilometers before Saint-Tropez, along the French Riviera, the Château de Saint-Maur also offers you beautiful cuvées. Less known, but just as charming, the Bandol road and the Nice wine route will amaze you.
How to get to the Provence Region of France
Visiting Provence is easy. Provence is located in the south of France, on the Mediterranean coast. It only takes around 2 hours by car to reach Provence from Nice or Cassis. One of this region’s most popular and accessible cities, Marseille, makes getting to Provence vineyards easy whether you travel by plane, train, or bus. The region is also easily accessible by car from Paris or Marseille airport. If you need help understanding how you can most easily get to Provence, reach out to Winalist or your preferred Provence wine tour provider.
History of Winemaking in Provence, France
Located in southern France, Provence has been producing wine since ancient times. The Romans were the first to cultivate grapes in Provence, although it wasn’t until the Middle Ages that viticulture was established on a commercial scale. Over time, many winemakers have made an impact on the industry and left their mark on its landscape.