Aix-en-Provence: 3.5-Hour Wine Tasting in Cezanne Country

Aix-en-Provence: 3.5-Hour Wine Tasting in Cezanne Country

From $82.42 per person

Taste beautiful Provence wines on a scenic 3.5-hour countryside tour of the vineyards at the foot of Sainte-Victoire mountain. Learn about grape varieties, and how poor soil qualities lead to better quality wines, at 2 different local wineries.

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Duration 3.5 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • Taste beautiful wines of the Côtes de Provence Sainte Victoire
  • Visit 2 separate wineries to learn more about the grape varieties, climate, and production techniques
  • Enjoy a scenic drive in the landscape that inspired Paul Cézanne
Full description
Enjoy a half-day wine tour in the scenic landscape of Sainte-Victoire Mountain, inspiration for the famous post impressionist artist Paul Cézanne, who painted many pictures of the mountain between 1880 and 1883. The Côtes de Provence Sainte-Victoire vineyards are located east of Aix-en-Provence, and like all vineyards in Provence, are considered some of the most natural in France, due to the drying effects of the Mistral wind. The poor and shallow soils, formed by limestone and argillaceous sandstone, help to produce high-quality vineyards. Learn about the characteristics of the terroir, and explore the wine making process while visiting the cellars of 2 separate wine estates. Meet the winemakers, and taste AOC Côtes de Provence wines in 3 colors - tasty, full-bodied reds of excellent structure, subtle elegant rosés, and whites of distinction.
Includes
  • Transportation by air-conditioned minibus
  • Driver-guide service
  • Wine tastings
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Entrance tickets to monuments
Covid-19 precautions
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  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
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  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Please meet your guide outside the Aix-en-Provence Tourist Information Center

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    • Comfortable shoes
    • Sunglasses
    • Sun hat
    • Camera

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    • Pets
    • Oversize luggage
    • Smoking
    • Luggage or large bags
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    5 / 5

    based on 11 reviews

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    • Value for money
      4.8/5
    • Safety
      5/5
    • Service
      5/5
    • Organization
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    This was a brilliant morning excursion. Greg, our guide, was fun and interesting and very knowledgeable about the area and wine. Both vineyards we visited were interesting for different reasons and we sampled many wines ...hic! I would highly recommend this trip - it is a nice small group and comfortable vehicle too.

    May 22, 2019

    Perfect for wine lovers!

    Let's start by saying that Natalie was THE GREATEST GUIDE EVER. She was funny, entertaining, full of facts and history, very helpful and upbeat. So was the rest of the group that day, so we were particularly thankful for it. A nice mix: Singapore, Japan, Brazil and us, from Argentina, all convivially speaking in English and laughing with Natalie and Laura, the guide from the first vineyard -who was great too. The minibus was the right size, perfect AC, clean windows to take impromptu pictures from the cliff roads and all working seat belts. The places she took us were ovely, and the wines we tried were very much the expected quality of the area: high! We recommend this tour for couples, specially because the vibe is very much honeymooney, if that's even a word. Bravo!

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    July 18, 2017

    10 wines sampled, beautiful vineyards!

    July 11, 2019

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