30 minutes from Marseille and Aix-en-Provence and 20 minutes from Toulon.
Discover the medieval village of Le Castellet and the small port of Cassis. You Will be able to taste few vintages in 2 wineries .
The village of Castellet is one of the tourist highlights of the Var. Perched on a wooded hill above the vineyards, this picturesque walled village offers an exceptional panoramic view towards the massif of La Sainte-Baume. Inside Castellet’s well preserved ramparts, you will be able to stroll around its cobbled streets and visit many art and craft workshops.
Then, you will go to Bandol’s region and discover its wines and winery. With a surface area of over 1480 ha, the Appellation’s terroir is concentrated in 8 municipalities of the Var. Sheltered by the massif of La Sainte-Baume to the north, which rises to 1147m, the Bandol winery descends in terraces towards the sea surrounded by majestic wooded hills. This winery produces high quality wines that can be found on the best gastronomic tables: red wine, rosé wine and white wine. You will have the opportunity to talk with a winemaker and taste his wares…
Afterwards, you will leave for the charming coastal village of Cassis. It is situated in a natural Calanque (Cove) between pine forests, white and ochre rocks and vineyards which stretch to the Mediterranean Sea. Cassis is protected by two natural monuments which are the Cap Canaille that glows red when the Mistral blows and the white limestone of the Calanques (Coves).
This day trip can be combined with a neighboring region.
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Greek Phoceans landed in this region 26 centuries ago bringing the Ligurians the art of cultivating vines. The Romans organized trade in olive oil and wine using amphorae, assuring portability of this well- balanced and structured wine thus sealing its reputation.
Mostly limestone, with some very stony sandy marl and sandstone.
The production area is contained in a vast amphitheater of mountains (Sainte Baume, Mont Caume) opening onto the sea.
The influence of the sea is felt as it tempers the solar ardor in summer while providing some night time humidity.
– Whites : light, straw yellow color with aromas of lime and broom.
– Rosés : Pale rosehips color. The increased use of the Mourvèdre variety now provides better preservation.
– Reds : Mourvèdre and Grenache varieties. They are powerful, full-bodied, tannic and often age well. Initially characterized by aromas of red fruits, then to notes of truffles and undergrowth.consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo.
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