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Red grapes Coteaux d'Aix en Provence

This appellation covers a vast area of 3000 hectares divided into 49 vineyards from Aix en Provence to the beginning of the Alpilles eand including "l'étang de Berre". The wines are split into roughly equal parts between rosés (52%) and reds.

White grape
Characterised by young vines usually less than 20 years old, the vineyards of the Coteaux d'Aix offer some strong, intriguing reds.


Wine estates and castles to visit

Château de Pourcieux. Pourcieux
18th century chateau, listed as an Historic Monument. Guided visits in English or German on request. Wine tasting.


Mas des Graviers - Pourrières
18th century Provencal house. Cooking courses, art exhibtions, Bed and Breakfast. Guided visits in English if requested. Wine tasting.

Château de La Gaude. Aix en Provence
Superb chateau complete with gardens and fountains, 5 minutes from the centre of Aix. Daily visits.

Château de Fonscolombe - Le Puy Sainte Réparade
Built in the 18th century, this beautiful chateau is surrounded by a magnificent park. Garden tours, winetasting nearby.

Domaine du Mas Bleu - Velaux
Family owned for five generations, property Le Mas Bleu produces two wines typical AOC Coteaux d'Aix en Provence. Bed and Breakfast.

Properties and wine cooperatives AOC "Coteaux d'Aix"

Jouques (2 properties, 1 winery)
La Fare les Oliviers (1 winery)
Lambesc (7 properties, 1 winery)
Lançon de Provence (5 properties, 1 winery)
Mallemort (1 property, 1 winery)
Martigues (1 property, 1 winery)
Meyrargues (1 property)
Miramas (1 property)
Pellissane (4 properties, 1 winery)
Port de Bouc (1 property)
Puyricard (4 properties)
Puy-Sainte Réparade (5 properties, 1 winery)
Rians (4 properties, 1 winery)
Rognes (2 properties, 1 winery)
Roquefort la Bedoule (1 property)
Saint-Cannat (4 properties, 1 winery)
Saint Chamas (1 winery)
Senas (1 winery)
Velaux (1 property, 1 winery)
Venelles (1 winery)
Vernègues (2 properties)


red grapes Les vins de la Palette

This tiny appellation of only 12 hectares is situated in the districts of Le Tholonet and Meyreuil a few kilometres from Aix en Provence. Jadis crée par les carmélites à l'époque médiévale, le vignoble est aujourd'hui exploité par deux propriétés.
white grapes
Le rouge est chaleureux, le rosé nerveux et le blanc est, de l'avis de nombreux connaisseurs, un des meilleurs de Provence. Avis aux amateurs....

Wine estates and castles to visit

Château Simone - Meyreuil
Joyau d'architecture du XVI° avec jets d'eau, fontaines et beaux jardins. Dégustations et visites sur rendez vous uniquement.

Properties and wine cooperatives AOC "Vins de la Palette"

Meyreuil (1 property)
Le Tholonet (2 properties)




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