The closest vineyards to Aix-en-Provence are the Côtes de Provence Sainte-Victoire vineyards which you can visit in a morning or afternoon. Or, if you have a full day available it’s also possible to travel further afield with a wine tour to Châteauneuf-le-Pape.
The Côtes de Provence Sainte-Victoire vineyards are situated at the base of Sainte-Victoire Mountain and encompass nine communes. The wineries here produce exquisite wines known for their elegant balance of fruity flavours, floral aromas, and a touch of minerality, showcasing the unique terroir of the region. All of which you’ll get to taste!
Whether you choose a morning or afternoon wine tour to Côtes de Provence Sainte-Victoire, you’ll enjoy visits two vineyards for guided tours and wine tastings. After learning all there is to know about Provence wines, you will enjoy a guided wine tasting including delicious, full-bodied reds (typical grape varieties used are Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault, Mourvèdre, Carignan, and Cabernet-Sauvignon), and subtle, elegant rosés.
The majestic landmark of the Côtes de Provence Sainte-Victoire mountain serves as a picturesque backdrop to the vineyards, offering stunning views and contributing to the unique terroir of the region's wines. It was a source of great inspiration for the great artist Paul Cezanne and its rugged beauty and vibrant colours continue to captivate visitors and artists alike.
For those of you wishing to combine a wine tour from Aix-en-Provence with a visit to the Luberon villages we recommend our Provence wine and Luberon villages tour.
Châteauneuf-le-Pape whilst residing just outside of the Provence borders in the Rhone Valley, is still reachable on a full day wine tour from Aix-en-Provence. Visiting wineries here with A la Francaise you will discover rich red wines that are famous the world over.
We offer a choice of small group tours, or private tours with your own driver guide to explore the wine country near Aix-en-Provence. With your own private guide you will have the opportunity to create your own itinerary for the day in Provence and include your own choice of destinations to combine with a private wine tour such as villages, markets or even national parks.
For the best wine tours from Aix-en-Provence choose A la Francaise!
Frequently Asked Questions
What wine is famous in Aix-en-Provence?
Aix-en-Provence is renowned for its production of flavourful and vibrant rosé wines. The region's rosés are celebrated for their refreshing characteristics, delicate aromas, and their ability to perfectly complement the Provençal cuisine. Whites and reds are also made in Provence.
When is the best time to take a wine tour in Aix-en-Provence?
The best time to take a wine tour in Aix-en-Provence is typically during the spring and summer months (April to September). This period allows you to witness the vineyards in full bloom, participate in grape harvest activities, and enjoy the region's pleasant weather while exploring the wineries and tasting the wines.
What wine region is close to Aix-en-Provence?
The closest wineries to visit from Aix-en-Provence are those based in Côtes de Provence Sainte-Victoire vineyards, but if you are happy to drive for longer or hire a private driver guide for the day it’s possible to visit wineries further afield in Provence and in the Rhone Valley.
Can I visit Châteauneuf-le-Pape from Aix-en-Provence?
Yes, you can visit Châteauneuf-le-Pape from Aix-en-Provence but as it’s a little further away we recommend choosing either a full day small group guided tour, or hiring your own private driver guide for the day.
What are the best wine tours from Aix-en-Provence?
The best wine tours from Aix-en-Provence for you will depend on how long you would like to spend, whether you’d like to join a small group guided tour or travel alone, and whether you’d like to combine winery visits with other activities in Provence. One of our favourite tours is the full day Provence wine tour which includes visits to wineries near Aix-en-Provence with visits to the famous Luberon villages.
How do I visit wineries from Aix-en-Provence?
It’s simple; join a tour leaving from the centre of the city and be in the vineyards tasting wine within 25 minutes! No need to find wineries online and book ahead, just turn up at the meeting point and be driven in comfort for a morning, afternoon or day of exploring the vineyards and tasting wine with a local expert.