Known throughout the world for their delicious rosé wine, the Var vineyards are a real heritage institution. It is difficult to make a choice when you want to visit one of the many estates and châteaux, and meet the winegrowers and their wineries. Here is a selection of 4 vineyards not to be missed on the wine route in the Var.
THE BERNE ESTATE
Located between Lorgues and Flayosc, in the heart of the Provencal hinterland, the majestic Berne estate welcomes you to its 700 hectares.
Hotel and catering at Château de Berne
Dating back to the 11th century, Château de Berne is today an exceptional place of residence, where Provence is in the spotlight. Here, nature reigns supreme, offering walks and relaxation through the vineyards and woods. Like a Provencal village, the Domaine de Berne reflects the authenticity of the region. A sunny and soothing atmosphere that can be found in the suites and rooms of the 5-star hotel, but also in the private villa, the Bastide des Gomberts. Everything has been thought of for the well-being of travellers: five worlds spa, sports activities, swimming pool, leisure activities, tennis court, fitness centre, etc.
And to eat and discover the gastronomy of Provence, the Garden of Berne - gastronomic restaurant and the Bistrot, simmer daily specialities from Provence and elsewhere, with local and seasonal products.
The vineyard and wine of the Berne estate
A dream destination for wine lovers, Château de Berne seduces with its vineyards. Its blessed terroir makes it possible to imagine and design exceptional winesThe wines are bottled and preserved on the premises. Visitors are delighted to be able to stroll through the 143 hectares of vineyards, and then enjoy a guided or unguided tour of the cellars and wineries and Provence wine tasting with wine producers. Red, white and especially rosé wines are the glory of the Berne estate, which has been certified organic since February 2021.
THE CHÂTEAU DES BERTRANDS
In Cannet-des-Maures, the Var hinterland invites you to discover and relax. The Bertrands Castle takes advantage of this exceptional terroir to produce a Côtes de Provence typical of the region.
La bastide du Château des Bertrands : villa rental in the Var
In the middle of the protected site of the Natura 2000 Nature Reserve, the Bertrands Castle lives to the rhythm of Provence and nature, and invites visitors to do the same, by staying in the Bastide. The surrounding terraces and the large swimming pool with pool house are a call to relaxation, in a comfortable setting with air conditioning, fully equipped kitchen, flat screen TV and many other facilities and services.
The vineyard and wines of Château des Bertrands
Only 33 km from Saint-Tropez and the sea, the Château des Bertrands nestles in a green setting. Far from the luxury of the famous city of Provence-Alpes-Côtes-d'Azur, the wine-growing estate extends over 200 hectares and takes advantage of the original terroir to produce great Provence wines. The sunshine, the winds, the rainfall, the grape varieties and the know-how of the winegrowers combine to obtain a rosé wine elegant and fine, a red wine structured and rich, or a white wine gourmet and fresh.
THE SAINT-ROUX ESTATE
Not far from the Château des Bertrands, the Saint-Roux estate reflects the tradition of Provence. The historic farmhouse is a call to disconnect and immerse yourself in the heart of nature.
Accommodation and catering at Château Saint-Roux
Perfectly integrated into the environment, Château Saint-Roux offers 6 family rooms and 5 rooms surrounded by calm and nature. Here, organic is the key word for all the facilities and products, for a perfect harmony with the environment. The stay is therefore punctuated by a strong ecological ambition, from the organic cotton bed sheets to the organic vegetable garden. This strong commitment can also be found in the dishes of the Saint-Roux table. The restaurant has a special focus on organic, local and seasonal products.
It is impossible to stay at Château Saint-Roux without saying hello to the goats on the estate, visiting the vineyard and vegetable garden, and tasting the delicious organic cheeses.
The vineyard and wine of Château Saint-Roux
If Provence is almost an art of living at Château Saint-Roux, it is also a beautiful expression of the terroir, through AB rosé, white and red wines exceptional wines. Each year, 5 organic wines, of 3 colours, are produced on the 40 hectares of the vineyard. These wines bear witness to the richness of the soil and the generosity of the terroir, but also to the know-how and commitment of the winegrowers.
THE ULTIMATE PROVENCE DOMAIN
A brilliant blend of tradition and modernity, UP, for Ultimate Provence, aims to be a chic, totally uninhibited vineyard.
Accommodation and catering at the UP estate
Whether you are a couple, a family, or even for work, the Ultimate Provence domain welcomes its visitors in a green setting as trendy as it is traditional. The wine estate has managed to redesign the farm with design and originality, while retaining the essence of the place: the Provencal tradition. The Hotel du Var offers a variety of comfortable and modern rooms with a view of the vastness of the vineyard and the pool. Those looking for a new experience and independence will be seduced by the UP guest rooms, studios and flats in the heart of the Côte d'Azur.
The most gourmand of us all gather around a table at the bistronomic restaurant Euphoria La Garde Freinet, to enjoy a chic and glamorous cuisine.
UP wines and vineyards
Spread over 46 hectares, the Ultimate Provence vineyard entirely in AOP Côtes de Provence and in organic conversion, produces rosé, red and white wines that are recognisable by the elegance and originality of their bottles. The UP rosé, a true icon of the estate, offers intense and fresh aromas, while the UP red and white wines bear witness to the originality of the Provençal terroir, where the Syrah grape is king.
While in Provence, take advantage of a visit or a stay in one of these 4 must-see vineyards in the Var department. An experience that will awaken all your senses.