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Make a toast with the finest local wines

07 Jul 2021

The Provençal region is a leading culinary destination, offering an abundance of exquisite locations to sample the local delicacies. In addition, the balmy climate and…

The Provençal region is a leading culinary destination, offering an abundance of exquisite locations to sample the local delicacies. In addition, the balmy climate and varied coastal landscapes means the Côte d’Azur produces some of the best French wine.

At Parc du Cap, we are lucky to have direct access to these delectable treats right on our doorstep. Interested in learning more? Read on to explore some of our highly recommended tipples to try and the best spots to enjoy them.

Rosé all day

When we talk about Provence wine, it’s fair to say most of us will instantly think of rosé. Wine has been produced in the region for over 2000 years and many vineyards – old and new – still thrive here. In fact, rosé specifically accounts for an impressive near 90% of production. Thanks to differences in climate, altitude, soils, rainfall and flora, there are a range of terroirs in the area. That is to say, the region has nine protected AOCs and each has their own unique characteristics. Head to Vins de Provence to find out more.

Like drinking to a good cause? Then we have the perfect organic and limited-edition rosé wine for you, which is supporting an amazing charity! Chartwell Group has partnered with Château Leoube, an award-winning Côte de Provence wine producer, to create a limited-edition rosé. The organic Provence rosé is notable for its freshness, balance and drinkability. Moreover, all proceeds will be going to Caudwell Children to assist disabled children and their families in the UK. For more info and to order bottles from £22.50, visit:

Beyond the pink tipple

Although the region is best known for its rosé, it also produces some delicious white and red wine. For example, Bandol produces the region’s most highly regarded reds, while Cassis is known for its white wines. Here are a handful of vineyards worth a visit for a tasting:

A drink with breathtaking views

There is nothing that complements a drink more than stunning vistas. And neighbouring Nice has plenty to offer by way of rooftop bars. For instance, The Radisson Blu, a hotel with exceptional views from its poolside terrace. Enjoy a little swim and refreshing drink in the luxurious surroundings before watching the sunset in style. Similarly, Cloud Nine by Bâoli in Cannes is a new sky bar overlooking the Cannes Bay. Soak in an exquisite 360-degree panoramic view on this rooftop, sipping cocktails amongst an elegantly exotic yet natural design.

Meanwhile, by venturing further into the Alpes-Maritimes you can explore dreamy locations such as Èze, a Medieval cliff-side village. A must visit is the stunning Château de La Chèvre d’Or, a renovated 400-year-old castle. After that, we recommend lunch in the hotel’s two-star-Michelin restaurant with ravishing panoramic vistas over the Mediterranean.

Refreshing Pastis

‘Pastis’ is one of the most famous and favoured cocktails of the South of France. This pink-hued liqueur is made from a blend of locally grown wild herbs to create an aniseed and licorice flavour. Certainly, this provides a unique taste that takes some time to acquire, and the locals love it! This drink can be enjoyed mainly as a classic aperitif or after a couple of rounds of pétanque. Moreover, it can also be served as a delicious and simple cocktail with water and mint syrup. Read more about this beverage here.

Favourite celebrity hangouts

If you are looking for a vibrant party scene, you are in the right place! Firstly, The Byblos Hotel in St Tropez is the place to be seen. There are two restaurants and bars here, including one by the pool where you can enjoy live music every evening. On the other hand, Les Caves du Roy – or ‘the wine cellar’ – is where you’ll want to dress to impress. You can mingle with A-Listers from all over the world whilst enjoying delicious wine at this great destination.

Secondly, the Hotel Barrière Le Majestic, on the famous La Croisette boulevard, is another bar full of glitz and glamour. La Folie Douce hosts parties here and is certainly a great way to enjoy a few drinks. Finally, Gaio, is one of the largest celebrity haunts in St Tropez. Located in the harbour, it has magnificent views from its stylishly designed terrace area. As a result, it is the perfect place for sunset drinks.

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