|Region:||Provence and the Côte d’Azur|
|Type of Tour:||Exclusive|
|Guide Price:||From £1143 to £2243 per person|
|Number of Meals:||2 breakfasts + 1 lunch + 1 dinner (3 Days)|
3 breakfasts + 2 lunches + 1 dinner (4 Days)
|Number of Winery Visits:||4 wineries (3 Days)|
6 wineries (4 Days)
|Number of Wines Tasted:||Approximately 26 (3 Days)|
Approximately 35 (4 Days)
|Tour Transport:||Private chauffeured vehicle for 1 or 2 full days|
|Dates / Availability:||Available mid-week and weekends throughout the year|
Luxury Break with Whispering Angel Vineyard Tour
Provence rosé has certainly experienced a renaissance in recent years. Once a wine which was usually only cracked open by the pool in the Southern French sunshine to cool down, wine-makers in the Côte de Provence appellation have seriously concentrated their efforts on producing premium quality, refreshing yet complex rosés, with great success. Rosé has now become an absolute “go to” for wine lovers, although it does certainly taste even more delightful on a hot summer’s day!
Our three and four day Exclusive breaks introduce you to the most exclusive rosé wines, including Whispering Angel and Minuty, with luxury accommodation, private transport, VIP visits and fine dining.
Upon arrival at the beautiful 5* Château de Berne in the heart of the pretty Provençal vineyards, check into your preferred room grade. After settling in, you will be taken on a private tour of the estate’s world class vineyard and winery, tasting eight Château de Berne wines. In the evening, a six course wine pairing dinner will be served in the hotel’s Michelin-starred restaurant.
After breakfast on day two, you will be met at the hotel by an executive chauffeured vehicle, which will accompany you throughout the day on a private basis. Starting the day in true style, you will be welcomed at Château d’Esclans, the creator of the world-famous Whispering Angel. Sacha Lichine wanted to create the greatest rosé wines in the world and on a behind-the-scenes tour of the estate, you will see first-hand his innovative wine-making techniques. Your tour will conclude with a tasting of Whispering Angel.
You will then be taken to Château de Saint Martin, a fantastic Cru Classé winery. This charming 18th Century estate has been preciously passed on from generation to generation since its foundation. Here, you will be taken on a tour of the stunning underground cellars, dating back to the Middle Ages, concluding with tastings of six of the Château’s best wines and a delicious picnic lunch in the picturesque setting of the Château’s grounds.
Your final visit of the day will take place at another prestigious producer of rosé wines, La Commanderie de Peyrassol. Founded in the 13th Century by the Knights Templar, this historic estate was a favourite resting place for pilgrims on their way to the Holy Land. Today’s owners have restored the domaine to its former glory and following a guided tour, you will taste extensive examples of some of the region’s most highly-regarded rosé wines. After returning to your hotel, the evening will then be free to spend as you please.
For those spending a third night and booking the four day package, your chauffeur will return on the morning of day three, and accompany you on a second day of tastings. First stop will be Château Sainte Roseline, who produce superb Cru Classé rosés (as well as some reds and whites too). Here, enjoy a cellar tour and tastings. You will then be taken to the cosmopolitan town of Saint-Tropez, where lunch with drinks will be served in a gastronomic restaurant on the beachfront. In the afternoon, you will visit Minuty, one of the most loved producers of premium rosés. At their modern Château which overlooks the Saint-Tropez peninsula, you will be taken on a guided tour, concluding with tastings of the famous Minuty range. You will be taken back to your hotel at the end of the day for your final evening at leisure.
Luxury Break with Whispering Angel Vineyard Tour
Day Three (Optional)
(ii) The outline itinerary is indicative and is subject to minor changes depending on supplier availability. Availability cannot be guaranteed until we have received a confirmed booking, together with the deposit payment (or payment in full where the dates of travel are in less than 60 days). If the named accommodation / visits are not available, we will endeavour to find suitable alternatives of a similar grade; this may be subject to a supplement or a rebate depending on the price available.
What a lovely hotel! Friendly and welcoming with a lovely pool.
Carole- Lincoln, UK
Bring Friends and Spend Less!
A £200 per person discount applies if four or more people are travelling together on the three day break. The discount increases to £445 per person on the four day break.
If you would like to make your Grape Escapes holiday even more special, there are a number of additional activities that we can arrange for you. To complement the experience, these could be arranged to fit in/around your current itinerary or we can arrange additional nights and room upgrades at your hotel, as well as your travel arrangements, a stop-over en route and even a visit to another part of the country! See below for some of the most popular upgrades.
Given the wide range of travel options to Provence, the package price does not include travel. Please see our travel page for detailed information about how best to travel to the region.
For more information on our Exclusive breaks please see our Exclusive Breaks page.
To secure your booking, a 20% deposit is required . Your remaining balance will then be due 60 days before you travel. Please call us on +44(0) 1920 46 86 66 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to request a booking form.
"The bottom line is that it was fantastic. I have been on a number of tours and tastings over the years but this was by far the best. Thank you for organising it for me!"
Gary- Surrey, UK
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