Provence Wine

Sun-soaked Provence – home of the celebrated destinations of St. Tropez and Cannes, and beloved retreat of Cezanne, Matisse, Picasso, and Van Gogh – is also the birthplace of the world’s finest dry rosé wines. These elegant pinks, made from red grapes, are known for offering the body of a red wine with the crispness of a white. In France today, rosé is so loved that it outsells white wine. And in the U.S., it has been one of the fastest growing categories for six years running. Discover the dry pink!

 

Also worth seeking out are the outstanding reds (and some whites) of the sub-regions of Bandol, Cassis, Bellet and Pallette.

– Description from WinesOfProvence

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Varietals Produced in Provence View all

  • Viognier

    This special and exciting variety has taken California by storm and young plantings already demonstrate that this out...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Grenache

    You’re a member of the ‘Rhône Ranger’ band. Your groupies think you’re ‘hot’, even when you're boozy and "strung out"...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Mourvèdre

    History of the grape: Monastrell is a native of Spain, first grown in Murviedro near Valencia, and was eventually bro...

Subregions of Provence

  • Bandol

    Bandol    Bandol is an appellation created in 1941,although viticulture here goes back to ...

  • Bellet

    Bellet is an appellation created in 1941,althogh viticulture here is thought to go back to the ...

  • Cassis

    Cassis (not to be confused with the blackcurrant liqueur of the same name) is an appellation cr...

Popular Wineries in Provence View all

  • Château Routas

    The location of Routas is spectacular; in the heart of Provence, equidistant from the French Ri...

  • Domaine Houchart

    Domaine Houchart is located at the foot of Mount St Victoire near Aix en Provence. This region is...

  • Domaine Tempier

    Domaine Tempier is located at Le Plan du Castellet. Its vineyards stretch over three different co...

  • Domaine des Planes

    The Domaine des Planes, bathed in Provençal sunshine, enjoys breathtaking views over the Bays of ...

  • Mas de la Dame

    The vineyard covers a single area of 140 acres, around 123 acres of which are currently in produc...

  • Château de Berne

    Vines have been grown on the Château grounds since Roman times. Situated on the Aurelian Wa - a R...

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Provence on Snooth

  • Chateau Henri Bonnaud Palette Rose 2013

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Domaine de Valmoissine Pinot Noir 2015

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    as always a class act for this variety....smooth, sublime warm and inviting. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


  • We are still getting rid of decades of detritus, but in the meanwhile I have ... ...  the Pays d'Oc (Provence).  At about 10 dollars US, I have no complaints.  At this juncture in my life, I cannot get that excited about expenditure, yet I feel a strong comraderie with ordinary folk - the origins of ourselves of which is mostly of this kind of... Read More

    Forum post in the topic What's your Choice of Wine...


  • Le Petit Rose d'Été Sud de France Pays d'Oc 2018

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    This rose wine from Pays d'Oc at the price point of about 10 dollars US is an ... sweetness (not the norm from Provence or adjacent districts), pale pink in colour, and smooth - if not overly energetic on the palate (but this is summer fare). Wonderful by the gallon. 86. Bought at local private liquor outlet in Westwood Plateau, Coquitlam C... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Baron Gassier Cuvee Elegance Cotes de Provence Saint-Victoire 2018

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    I bought this bottle of wine for £11 from a local supermarket.The Cotes de Provence is a large appellation created in 1977,although viticulture here goes back at least 2,500 years,for red,rose and white wines [75% are rose] from 85 communes and 3 departments in eastern Provence.9 of those communes around the Saint-Victoire mountain are allowed t... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Clos Cibonne Rose Vignettes 2013

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    This has been our special rose for several years. Just sampled the 2017 vintage. Disappointing as compared to 2016. Rough, heavy, unfinished, with an unpleasant aftertaste. Read More

    Wine review by mikeh55


  • Chateau Leoube le Secret Rose 2015

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    No written review

    Wine review by gntop1


  • Must have made the leftovers makeovers.:-)My most recent wine was an Unsworth ... a beautifully etched Cote-du-Provence style bottle (with elements of a Champagne bottle as well).  The name of the wine is Charme de l'Ile. - an aptly named bubbly.  I have had it before, so no review this time round, except to say that the effervescence is good,... Read More

    Forum post in the topic What's your Choice of Wine...


  • I attended this annual event again on Sunday and had a good time as usual. ... ... ... an unusual Cotes de Provence rose in a square bottle that was absolutely bone dry and cost £30 a bottle which I thought a little steep. The best wine,at least in my humble opinion,that she showed was a 100% vieilles vignes carignan from Baron de Baussac. I ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic The France Show


  • Clos St. Magdeleine Cassis Blanc 2017

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    I bought this bottle of wine from a shop in Wiltshire [www.yapp.co.uk] for £22. Casis is an appellation created in 1936,although viticulture here has been traced back as far as the ancient Greeks in 500BC,for red,rose and white wines [70% are white] from a single commune around the seaside village of that name 12 miles south-east of Marseilles.M... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Only that I would love to visit!!!

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