||Côtes du Luberon wines
The Côtes du Luberon appellation covers 3500 hectares. It is situated between Cavaillon and Apt, with 36 districts sharing the vineyards.
Eighty per cent of the wine producing land is grouped into co-operative wineries (caves co-operatives).
Comprising 70% reds, 15 % to 20 % rosés or whites depending on the year, the Côtes du Luberon wine is appreciated for its delicate bouquet.
The reds are well-balanced and flexible, the rosés fresh and nervous, while the whites are fresh and well-rounded.
It is generally better to drink the Côtes du Luberon wines when they are youngans leur ensemble, les Côtes du Luberon se boivent jeunes de préférence.
Wine estates and castles to visit
Château Val-Joanis à Pertuis
16th century Provencal house with beautiful gardens. Art and photography exhibitions. Tours of the park and cellars (fee charged), followed by wine-tasting.
Château Grand Callamand à Pertuis
Fortified 16th century residence with large traditional cellar.
Château de Mille - Apt
This architectural delight is one of the oldest wine-growing properties in the Luberon. Medieval tower, 17th century wooden tower, dovecote. Visit on request.
Château de l'Isolette - Apt
Massive building nestled in the foothills of the Luberon.
Guided tour and wine-tasting.
Château Saint-Pierre de Méjans à Puyvert
Ancient priory from the 10th century with superb church and delightful interior courtyard.
Wine-tasting and guided tour.
Château La Canorgue à Bonnieux
Ancient residence with beautiful fountains. Wine-tasting.
Properties and wine cooperatives AOC "Côtes du Luberon"
Ansouis(2 properties, 1 winery)
Apt (4 properties, 1 winery)
Bonnieux (4 properties, 1 winery)
Cabrières d'Aigues (1 property, 1 winery)
Cadenet (1 winery)
Cucuron (2 properties, 1 winery)
Goult (1 winery)
Grambois (1 winery)
La Motte D'Aigues (1 winery)
La Tour D'Aigues (1 property, 2 wineries)
Lauris (1 property, 1 winery)
Lourmarin (1 property, 1 winery)
Maubec (1 property, 1 winery)
Mirabeau (1 property)
Menerbes (1 property)
Oppède (1 property)
Pertuis (2 properties, 1 winery)
Puget sur Durance(1 property)
Puyvert (1 property)
Roussillon (1 property)