All the vineyards listed have award winning wines and speak English.
Chateau l'Evesque offers gastronomic lunches as well as guided tours and tastings. You can find this vineyard about 10km to the north of Aix en Provence.
Chateau La Coste is more than a vineyard, where art and architecture blend with the domaine to create a unique landscape. There is a wine shop, cafe, tours and tastings to be enjoyed. It is situated about 20 minutes drive north of Aix en Provence.
Chateau Beaulieu has the distinction of being situated in an (extremely!) old volcano crater. They offer wine tastings and tours of the vineyards. The domain is also situated to the north of Aix.
Chateau de Calavon, to the north east of Aix, has a wine shop and offers free tastings for individuals. Cellar tours are available during the summer.
Le Quatre Tours has vineyards stretching from Venelles to Puy Ste Reparade. They offer a wine shop, tastings, a delicatessen and a gift boutique.
A highly recommended vineyard close to Rians is Chateau Vignelaure. They offer winery tours and tastings, and lunch if you so desire.
Chateau Calissanne has a shop where you can try estate wines plus their own olive oil. You can also stock up on Provencal items such as tablewares and local produce.
Chateau Barbebelle is a charming vineyard 16km north west of Aix. Best known for it's rose wine, it offers wine tastings daily, and tours by appointment.
Domaine Tour Campanets has been recently taken over and is being redeveloped as an organic vineyard. The new owner, Emmanuelle Baude, wants technology to serve nature, not the other way round. Stop off to try some of her rose, and take a walk through the vineyard trail.
All these vineyards are open throughout the year and tend to be closed on Sundays and public holidays. It is always best to contact the vineyard before your visit to make sure they can accommodate you, particularly if you would like to take a tour. Groups are catered for by appointment.
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