Explore the fields and the wines produced on the French Riviera. Walk in the vineyards of the Gulf of Saint-Tropez to explore the wineries, independent winegrowers or cooperatives, the peninsula of Saint-Tropez.
The origins of Château Volterra are wonderfully shrouded in mystery with a touch of romance. It is generally accepted that the castle’s construction began in 1890, lasted about 20 years, and was undertaken by an English aristocrat. In the 1930s and 1940s, a period of splendour for the Château, numerous celebrities, actors, and artists regularly frequented the premises. Raimu, Joséphine Baker, Colette, Marcel Pagnol, Jean Cocteau, and many others became part-time residents. Le Château Volterra watches over the Mediterranean Sea, because of its unobstructed view from the Cap Camarat observation post, which is 100 m above sea level.
Château de la Rouillère
Benefitting from an exceptional climate all year long, this property is divided into several plots corresponding to 8 grape varieties. Each plot benefits from a particular type of soil and exposure to the sun, thus offering the perfect combination to produce wines designated Cotes de Provence quality. The property uses modern and innovative technology for a terroir wine.
You can visit the property and savour light and full-bodied wines.
The Château Minuty vineyard is remarkably laid out on the slopes above the villages of Gassin and Ramatuelle, dominating the Gulf of Saint Tropez. With more than 70 hectares of grapevines, this winegrowing property has been family run for more than three centuries. Château Minuty is one of 23 Provençal properties to have earned the distinction of "cru classé". We recommend the 2012 rosé from Côte de Provence Rosé et Or, a variety that was also acclaimed by a famous wine guide.
Lerins abbey wines
The Lérins abbey monks cultivate eight hectares of grapevines containing the best grape varieties on Saint Honorat Island, just off the coast from Cannes. These wonderful wines, produced by monks, have a global reputation. The Lérins abbey wines are produced from the strict selection of the best grape varieties: pinot noir, chardonnay, mourvèdre.
The monks' attentive work allows them to produce three great vintages: Saint Salonius, Saint Lambert, and Saint Césaire, which are acknowledged by the greatest Michelin-starred chefs as the best French wines and the greatest vintages of the area.