Favoured by the climate and the work of the people who cultivate this territory for over a thousand years, the land produces renowned wines of great quality. Here are some of our suggested itineraries to help you meet the wine-makers at the most important vineyards of the region and discover their work and their vintages.
If you don’t have the time to follow the Wine Road, our Boutique offers a beautiful selection with some legendary vintages such as the 2011 Châteauneuf du Pape Clos des Papes!
Also available on-line! And if you wish to expand your knowledge of the wines of our region, our sommelier offers discovery and wine tasting workshops at the 2 Michelin star restaurant l’Oustau de Baumanière. Consult the programme here !
Discover the AOC Baux-de-Provence wines
Forging the landscape of the Alpilles, between scrub land and olive groves, the vineyards spread out in this untamed and sometimes hostile environment. On this both pebbly and sandy, clay-limestone earth, the climate, the environment and the labour of the wine-growers give birth to robust and full-bodied red wines and well-structured rosés with fruity or floral hints.
This AOC comprises some fifteen wine estates, mostly organically farmed, that spread out between valleys and rocky hills and of which you will find a selection here.
With this itinerary, we propose a circuit that takes you through the rocky ledges along the beautiful route leading to the hamlet of Destet and offering you unique panoramas.
The Affectif by Jean-André Charial
In the heart of the Alpilles, within the Domaine de Lauzières, Jean-André Charial produces 3500 bottles of red wine and 2500 of rosé. His convictions and his engagement towards the environment and the vineyard culture run his work. The domain is harvested manually, according to biodynamic principles.
Tasting at Baumanière : Contact us at this number +334 90 54 33 07 for a tasting at the Oustau de Baumanière.
The Affectif is also available for purchase at the Baumanière boutique
The Mas de la Dame
In the middle of the vineyard the mas de la Dame has been managed for 4 generations of the same family. There are more than 50 hectares of vines that are organic and Ecocert certified.
Visit & tasting : every day during high season, from 9 AM to 7 PM.
Château Romanin (12 kilometers from Baumanière)
The vines are produced according to biodynamic principles. This is next to a 13th century castle’s ruins that the cathedral Romanin have been built.
Tasting and wine and olive oil sales from Monday to Saturday from 3 PM to 6 PM. Closed on Sundays and holidays.
Guided tour of the cellar, on booking only by clicking on: ici.
Guided tour from Monday to Friday, from 10 AM to 3 PM and on saturday from 10 AM for reservations only. From 17€ per person.
Minimum of participants : 2
Maximum of participants : 10
Languages : English or French
Duration : 45 minutes
This is at Château Romanin in 1987 that Jean-André Charial started the adventure by planting the first vines of the domaine.
Discover the AOC of the Vallée du Rhône Sud wines
• AOC Châteauneuf du pape
The most emblematic of the AOC wines of the region! The village, once the summer residence of the popes, gave birth to a nectar qualified at that time as the “pope’s wine”, a consecration that opened the doors international recognition.
An exclusive and emblematic wine that today represents 3200 hectares of vineyards bearing the appellation Châteauneuf-du-Pape.
The red wines are generous, full-bodied, with a dark and rustic ruby robe, with notes of raspberry and truffle. The dry white wines secs, with little acidity but rich in alcohol, with a floral aroma. The white wines present complex aromas of white flowers and toast and honey as they age.
THE FOREMOST WINE ESTATES
Domaine de Beaurenard : 10 Avenue Saint-Pierre de Luxembourg, 84230 Châteauneuf-du-Pape.
Clos des Papes : 13 Avenue Saint-Pierre de Luxembourg, 84230 Châteauneuf-du-Pape.
Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe : 3 Route de Châteauneuf-du-Pape, 84370 Bédarrides.
Domaine du château de Beaucastel : Chemin de Beaucastel – 84350 Courthezon.
To do: the Fêtes de la Véraison from August 3 to 5. Live Chateauneuf du Pape like it was in the Middle Ages. While there, take some time to explore the region; you are not far from the many surrounding villages that are just as rich in vineyards and appellations:
Gigondas : a bit higher on the slopes of the Dentelles de Montmirail, the AOC Gigondas produces wines known for their force, their structure and their tannins; their aroma is spicy with a hint of black olives and their robe is dark. Did you know? 2015 was an excellent vintage… Let yourself be tempted!
Domaine Les Pallières : Route d’Encieu, 84190 Gigondas Good wines being one of the pleasures of the palate, stop for lunch at lLOustalet, the Perrin family’s restaurant at the Château de Beaucastel. You will have a great dining experience.
Vacqueyras : mainly located at the foot and on the slopes of the Dentelles de Montmirail mountains and on the terraced land of the Ouvèze river, the AOC Vacqueyras are wines of character, fine and balanced and which, for the strongest, are sometimes very similar to the Gigondas.
Domaine du château des Tours : 153, route de Parisi, Quartier Les Sablons, 84260 Sarrians – Contact on +33(0)4 90 65 41 75.
Beaumes de Venise : its wines and its famous, naturally sweet muscat.
Domaine de Durban : 2523 Chemin Durban, 84190 Beaumes-de-Venise.
*OUR BAUMANIÈRE TIPS*
• Céline Viany, former wine steward at Baumanière, is our enthusiastic partner in offering you personalized circuits (wine tasting at the estates, discovering the wines and products of the land…). Contact her directly here or go to our hotel’s reception!
• When buying wine, don’t load yourself up, many estates offer delivery.
• Don’t leave without a hat, bottle of water and sunscreen! The sun is very strong in summer.
• Watch out for the alcohol content, it is not rare to see 15% on some labels!
* The abuse of alcohol is dangerous to your health, consume in moderation