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L'Insolite Wine Tour

La Valette-du-Var, France
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About L'Insolite Wine Tour
Partez à la découverte des vignobles de Provence et de la Vallée du Rhône méridionale, hors des sentiers battus. Que vous soyez amateur ou passionné, je vous emmène, le temps d'une après-midi ou d'une journée, à la rencontre de vignerons soucieux de partager leur travail et la passion pour la terre et le vin Je souhaite partager ma passion en vous offrant un service et une visite personnalisés, au coeur de petits domaines, comme ceux que l'on découvre au détour d'une route sinueuse, chez des vignerons privilégiant le travail à la main, respectant le cycle naturel de la vigne, utilisant des traitements naturels et s'inscrivant dans une démarche environnementale responsable. ​ Tout au long du circuit, je ne manquerai pas de vous faire partager les spécificités de la région, ses appellations, ses cépages et ses domaines, et aurai à coeur de vous faire découvrir des vignobles méconnus ou insolites, qui pourtant, cachent de belles pépites!
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Hike in the heart of a landscaped vineyard and visit an unusual cellar

Located in the heart of the Maures massif, this 14 hectare biodynamic landscaped vineyard will delight you as much as it surprises you! Let yourself be guided, forget your preconceptions and go on an adventure!

A hike on steep paths will first take you to the belvedere, a secret and hidden place, almost confidential or a surprise awaits you ... Throughout the walk, discover all the typicity of this area, the work done, geology or grape varieties ...

On your return, enjoy a unique cellar visit. Ceramic jars, amphorae and concrete eggs nestled in the heart of Romanesque and Cistercian cellars will reveal all their secrets ... Finally, taste the wines of the estate in a friendly atmosphere and enjoy a unique moment, in a friendly atmosphere
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2 hours 30 minutes
from $55.64

Bandol, between hiking, landscapes and tasting

Nestled in the heart of the Sainte-Beaume Regional Natural Park, this 14-hectare organic conversion area attached to the terraces will seduce you with its unique setting

Start with a hike, take the steep paths and reach the heights of the domain where a breathtaking view awaits you. In addition to discovering the vineyard and the appellation of Bandol wines, you will also see the terraces devoted to market gardening as well as the pine forest which shelters the poultry.

On the return from your expedition, a commented cellar visit and a tasting await you

Finally, enjoy a moment of well-deserved rest and relaxation ... A glass of wine of your choice will be served on the terrace, facing the vineyards
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2 hours 30 minutes
from $51.93

Bandol aperitif tour

Nestled on the heights of Cadière d'Azur, this 9 hectare, girly-style family estate is little known among the appellation of Bandol wines but produced from pretty nuggets. After a commented walk through the vineyards, you will visit the winery and finish with a tasting of the property's wines accompanied by appetizers on the terrace, facing the vineyards. Beautiful surprises and a unique moment await you!
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2 hours 30 minutes
from $46.99

The Côtes de Provence of the region

Set off on the Provence wine route, in the heart of the Massif des Maures

Although renowned for its rosé wines, Provence also produces very elegant white and red wines, expressive and just as qualitative

Discover a family domain on a human scale, favoring respect for the land and working in organic farming and protected by a 700 hectare setting of unspoiled nature where I like to take you ... While discovering the vineyards, the appellation Côtes de Provence and its specifications, work and the cycle of the vine throughout the year, this walk will also take you to the discovery of a preserved fauna and flora. Perhaps you will have the opportunity to see the 2 gray herons that have taken up residence around the lake!

Then, a cellar visit is essential! Semi-buried and equipped with state-of-the-art equipment, you will discover the whole process of vinification of their wines, before ending with a wine tasting!
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2 hours 30 minutes
from $46.99

Discovery of a Provencal vineyard and tasting at the shed, in the heart of the vineyards

Here is an area which, by itself; is all of Provence together! Located in the town of Brue-Auriac, bordered by hills and watered by the region's perennial water sources, this area has been the scene of many civilizations, from prehistory to the present day.

Go on foot in the heart of the green Provence vineyards, the site is unique and the view magnificent and discover all the secrets of the Coteaux Varois appellation in Provence.

Continue with a visit to the wine cellar and the distillery ... And yes, we produce Gin de Provence!

To end in style, a tasting accompanied by appetizers will be served in a shed lost in the vineyard. Landscapes as far as the eye can see, privileged moments, calm, serenity and relaxation will be the watchwords of this timeless moment ...
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2 hours 30 minutes
from $48.22
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Sightsee235972 wrote a review Aug 2019
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Aurore was extremely knowledgeable about wine, she was a great host and even picked me up as I was alone without a car. We had a lovely evening tasting wines in a vineyard overlooking the vines. Great nibbles were all included, home made by Aurore.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Richard H wrote a review Jul 2019
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Aurore picked us up from our holiday apartment and took us on a tour on a Bandol vineyard. A very friendly and knowledgeable lady we looked at vines, visited the cellars and were taken through the wine making process.Excellent value good fun and highly recommended. Richard Homer
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Pebbles612 wrote a review Oct 2018
Minneapolis, Minnesota3 contributions4 helpful votes
Aurore shared 3 Rhône/Châteauneuf-du-Pape gems with us. It was crush time (late September), and we were able to see grapes being harvested, trucked and processed at a wine cooperative that was in full swing. Aurore focuses on the smaller vineyards, and customized a 3-day experience for us that included three wonderful wineries from the Rhône/Châteauneuf-du-Pape regions. Our weekend included a Sunday (wineries in France are closed, by law) in Avignon where we were able to explore the city on our own, but Aurore would have organized a tour for us if we had wanted that. She is very knowledgeable about wine and the winemaking process. Her tours focus on the Rhône/Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Bandol regions. She is building relationships with very good wineries that are not major producers, which we really appreciated. It all felt very personal. The tasting experiences were informative, fun and delicious. Aurore also arranged meal options which were very well chosen. From the perfect picnic amidst the vines to a couple of great restaurant choices, the variety was a great compliment to the wines. It was very easy to work with Aurore. She speaks English very well.
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Date of experience: September 2018
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kurtcallens wrote a review Aug 2018
Tielt, Belgium3 contributions
We were advised by the Bandol’s tourism office to take the L'Insolite Wine Tour, and we haven’t regretted it for one split second. It was truly a wonderful experience. We took the “full day experience” in Bandol visiting 3 vineyards. One in the morning accompanied with a 3-course lunch menu, free amazing view included. The other two vineyards were visited in the afternoon. The second wine farmer had his own wine museum which throws you back in time and is quite impressive, especially for a private collection. The last winery is being runned by a family with 3 charming sisters and gives you the opportunity to taste some excellent tapas accompanied with great wines. Aurore -who is very knowledgeable and really passionate about her job- has chosen to work with smaller, less well-known wineries, but all with their own unique story and personal approach. For the real details, you’ll have to take the tour yourselves . The personal touch from Aurore is also much appreciated. She picks you up at the at your residence with her (airconditioned) car and drives you around, which makes it a true private experience (max. 4 people). Aurore speaks fluently French, English and a little bit Dutch. She shares a lot of information, not only about the wine and winemaking process itself, but also about the background of every winery and last but not least… the obligate wine tasting. And we can assure you, there’s quite some tasting involved. Luckily, you don’t have to drive yourself and you are brought back safely by Aurore. So, summarized: we truly had an amazing day. We loved the personal touch, the expertise and friendliness of Aurore, wineries that were chosen because of their unique stories and the fact that we’ve become a little more knowledgeable and learned a lot.
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Date of experience: July 2018
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