Nice Wine tasting & winery tours

Our most recommended Nice Wine tasting & winery tours

Half-Day Saint Paul de Vence and Wine Tasting Tour from Nice

1. Half-Day Saint Paul de Vence and Wine Tasting Tour from Nice

Board an air-conditioned minivan outside your Nice hotel and sit back and enjoy a scenic 1-hour drive to Saint Jeannet. The drive will take you through the rolling landscapes of Provence's wine country. The tour duration is 4 hours. En route, your tour guide will provide an overview of the history and traditions of French winemaking. In Provence, the temperate Mediterranean climate and mineral-rich soil create ideal conditions for growing grapes. Varieties such as Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache flourish in the warm sun. Stop to visit a wine cellar and experience the subtleties of the local wines during a tasting with the winemaker. You’ll be able to taste a variety of wines. Next stop is Saint Paul de Vence, the second-most visited village in France and the jewel of Provence. The stunning walled village has been home to numerous artists, including Renoir, Chagall and Picasso and many film stars as well.

Nice Food Tour

2. Nice Food Tour

Meet your friendly guide at the Fountain of the Sun, then set out on a food-lovers walking tour through the charming streets of Nice. Sample different kinds of artisanal olive oils and see how they're made. Or how about some classic Nice street food? A special savory pancake made with chickpea flour, crispy outside and soft inside, Socca is an essential of Nice Street Food. Pissaladière is a tasty onion tart, traditionally cooked in a wood oven and topped with olives and anchovies. Or imbibe in a typical Provencal wine with tapenade - olive-based with capers, anchovy, and divine olive oil. Very popular in the South of France, it is commonly enjoyed as a bread spread paired with a glass of Rosé. Follow up with a savory or sweet pie - your choice! Speaking of sweet, for a swan song, tuck into lavender or anise biscuits, lemon from Menton, or fresh homemade ice cream.

Nice: Provence Village Tour with Wine and Produce Tasting

3. Nice: Provence Village Tour with Wine and Produce Tasting

Uncover the secrets to winemaking on this day trip from Nice. Travel in air-conditioned van. Tour a cellar and try wines in Saint-Jeannet. Learn about glassware in Biot, visit an old mill in Opio, and admire vistas in Gourdon. Begin with pickup from your accommodation in Nice in the morning. Relax in the comfortable and air conditioned van on the way to Biot. Learn about the manufacturing of Biot glassware which is known for its quality around the world. Continue to the hillside village of Opio which is nestled between olive groves, pines, cork oak, and strawberry trees. Head to a rare 15th-century mill that is still in operation. Savor some regional products paired with some delicious olive oil. Travel to the breathtaking hilltop village of Gourdon which offers exceptional views of the entire French Riviera. Capture pictures of its 9th century castle and its sumptuous garden which was designed by the Versailles landscaper André Lenotre. Be awed by a 40-meter-high waterfall in the Gorges du Loup. See the village of Tourrette sur loup which owes its fame to the violets, which have been its main crop since 1880.  Unlock the flavors of the countryside at a wine estate in Saint-Jeannet. Sample 6 wines with red, rosé, white, and sweet options. Listen as the winemaker tells you about how the wine is aged by harnessing the power of the sun with glass carboys. Sit where you can admire superb paintings by Remy Rasse who also produces wine labels. After your tasting, return to your accommodation in Nice by van.

From Nice: Private Bellet Wine Tasting Day Trip

4. From Nice: Private Bellet Wine Tasting Day Trip

Produced from antiquity on terraces that overhang, between 200 and 400 meters, the left bank of Le Var, west of the city of Nice, the Bellet, or wine of Bellet, is harvested on the sole territory of the commune of Nice. First, visit the Château de Crémat vineyard, garden and wine cellar. Learn about the history of the castle and try some wines (for an additional charge). Then, head to the Domaine de la Source vineyard and wine cellar. Learn about the history of Domain and try some more wines.

Grasse, Valbonne & Gourdon: Day Tour with Wine Tasting

5. Grasse, Valbonne & Gourdon: Day Tour with Wine Tasting

Head to the quaint town of Grasse, known as the world’s perfume capital, on a full-day tour that begins with a pick-up at your accommodation in Nice, Monaco, or Cannes. You’ll visit the Fragonard perfume factory, and have a chance to explore the cobblestone streets of the Old Town. The small-group tour continues on, traveling the scenic roads to Valbonne, a charming medieval village, where you can take a break for lunch at one of the charming cafés. Drive along the Loup River, passing stunning waterfalls, and head up to the tiny fortress of Gourdon for sweeping views across the French Riviera. Afterwards you’ll stop at the Bellet vineyards, located just outside Nice. Visit the Chateau de Cremat, built in 1906, and enjoy incredible views of the sea and taste their red, rosé, and white wines.

Nice: Private 8-Hour Aix En Provence and Wine Tasting

6. Nice: Private 8-Hour Aix En Provence and Wine Tasting

After departing from Nice, you will make your way to Aix en Provence. Throughout this journey you will see Mount Saint Victoire, which was the inspiration for many of Paul Cézanne’s works. Aix en Provence is a little college town in southern France, but you don’t have to be a student to enjoy your time there. The provincial area is the perfect getaway from the bustling city. You will be free to walk around the peaceful gardens, shop at local markets, or admire the old town. The picturesque boulevard the "Cours Mirabeau" is perfect for a lovely stroll and to get lunch. Provence is home to winegrowers who bear the imprint of the soil and make wines that truly reflect the terroir. You will enjoy the Provencal "art de vivre" lifestyle, and will also visit the Chateau Sainte Roseline, which is home to more than one point of interest. The estate is big, and is home to the well-known Cotes de Provence wine producer whose wines are both appreciated locally as well as exported. This area is also a historic site, being close to the Roman chapel Ste. Roseline which was built in the 12th century.

Nice: E-Bike 7 Hills Tour

7. Nice: E-Bike 7 Hills Tour

Discover Nice and its countryside on this guided e-bike tour. Explore the French Riviera, the Hill of Cimiez, and ascend to the highest point of Nice Hills and enjoy the panoramic view it offers. Discover a new aspect of Nice by climbing without effort to the top of the Hill of Cimiez with its Roman ruins and arena and admire the Belle Epoque period with its beautiful palaces and villas where queens and kings lived. Visit its religious past through the Monastery of Cimiez and its unique roses gardens. After this stop, you will continue the ascent to the highest point of Nice Hills, where a waterfall dominates the whole bay of Angels for a stop to admire the breathtaking panorama. After this refreshing stop, you will be offered different options which includes: small authentic villages, perched vineyards over the Var Valley, a secret monument hidden in the mountains (hiking) or river corners for natural spot lovers.

Private Provence Wine Tasting Experience

8. Private Provence Wine Tasting Experience

First, visit the simply stunning Le Chateau de St Martin, Cru Classe de Provence which has produced wine since antiquity. Discover the history of the castle on a guided tour including the medieval underground cellar. Taste 6 wines accompanied by toast and tapenades in the garden or in the room of the arrows (depending on the weather). On the menu will be delights such as pissaladiere, tapenade, charcuterie, goat cheese taradeen and of course, a third of a bottle of wine. The next stop will be Le Chateau Sainte Roseline, Cru Classe Cotes de Provence which is located in the hinterland on millennial soil. Enjoy a guided tour of the chapel, the cloister (under reserve) and the wine cellar, followed by a tasting of 3 Cotes de Provence wines.

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