December 16, 2011
Cote d’Azur Vineyard
The Cote d’Azur is almost as synonymous with producing some of France’s most exquisite wines as it is with being an inspirational place for artists and a paradise for high-end glamour.
600 years before Jesus Christ, wine was being grown in this area of France. Given its history that began ‘Before Christ’ and its global notoriety at producing ‘only the best’, the Cote d’Azur is literally brimming with vineyards.
We take a look at three of the most impressive vineyards in existence on the French Riviera.
The Domaine Tropez estate was created in 1996 by local winemaker Gregoire Chaix’s grandfather, a man passionate about vineyards and wine. Covering some 36 hectares, the Domaine Tropez comprises of different parcels scattered around Provence.
The vineyard includes many different varieties of wine, with perhaps the most important one being Grenache, which produces one of the finest and elegant wines the region has become renowned for.
For more information on this truly great French vineyard visit its website domainetropez.com.
This grandly impressive chateaux and vineyard is one of the 23 properties in the area of Provence to be distinguished as being a “Cru Classe Cotes de Provence”, which, even if you don’t speak any French, you can guess the title is highly esteemed and sought-after!
Situated between the hillside villages of Ramatuelle and Gassin, Chateau Minuty, which was built in 1955, overlooks the Gulf of saint Tropez and is positioned perfectly to make only the best vin in France. The harvesting of the wine at Chateaux Minuty is all done by hand and the wine is so lovingly nurtured here that it is hardly surprising that the liquid produced at Chateaux Minuty has the reputation of sitting on only the finest of tables on the French Riviera.
Visit chateauxminuty.com for more details on this outstanding French Riviera vineyard.
Les Maitres Vignerons
This nationally-recognised winery includes seven vineyards scattered across the Saint Tropez peninsula and in the basement of the Saint-Roch in Cuers Vignes. Les Maitres Vignerons winery was created in 1964 by nine winemakers passionate to promote their skills in the region.
The winery utilises only the most expert of knowledge and methods and, as a consequence, only the most quality and delicious of wines is produced here.
Visit vignerons-saint-tropez.com for more information on this inspiration French Riviera vineyard.