Wine and Food Walks in Lovely Provence

If you are lucky enough to be in Provence at the beginning of June, there are two wine tours that the wine-interested gourmet absolutely must not miss! We have attended these several times and they can really be recommended.

You walk a few kilometres through beautiful wine yards where small bunches of grapes have already formed on the vines and along the walk there are stations where you can try the appellation’s wines together with food prepared by the area’s chefs and then of course cheese at the end. Wines in all three colours are available to try and there are so many wine producers and wines that you will struggle if you want to try them all!

Les Balades Gourmands par les Vignerons des Côtes de Provence Pierrefeu – Sunday 2 June

As the long name suggests, this wine walk takes place in the Côtes de Provence sub-appellation Pierrefeu, the 6 km long walk starts from Château de la Gordonne just west of the village of Pierrefeu-du Var.

You will taste the producers’ finest red wines and rosé wines from Côtes de Provence Pierrefeu as well as their white Côtes de Provence wines. Chef Pascal Barandoni, chef at Mas du Lingousto in nearby Cuers, is responsible for the gastronomic regionally influenced menu. For pastries, the chef is complemented by the well-known pastry chef Enzo Giannini. Cheeses from Var are also promised at the last station and the supply is usually plentiful to say the least.

In the end you can enjoy music and other entertainment to accompany your coffee and pastry, and surprises from the winegrowers of Pierrefeu are also promised.

More information about the 14th wine walk in Pierrefeu and ticket purchase can be found here:

Les Escapades des Vins de Bandol – Friday 7 – Sunday 9 June

The walk is organized for the 12th time and the host is once again Domaine de la Garenne just south of the village of Cadière-d’Azur in Bandol. During an easily accessible walk in the wine yards of around 5 kilometres, you will meet the wine makers, enjoy gastronomic dishes, and taste Bandol’s slightly more fullbodied wines, both white, red, and of course rosé.

You are offered five gastronomic stops, with 3 or 4 winegrowers present at each of them. As it should be in France, the five stops are: first appetizer then entree, main course, cheese and finally dessert and you can look forward to, if you can manage, trying some thirty Bandol wines!

more information about the wine tour Les Escapades des Vins de Bandol and purchase tickets here:

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Provence expert Göran Boman, Author of the books “Provence – Vita, röda och även roséviner” and “The Wines of Provence – Tricolour “.

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