We are fortunate to have vineyards all around us. Several vineyards are, in fact, within mintues of the villa. While we encourage you to sip the various flavours of wines and then purchase several bottles for later consumption, please make sure that you do not drive while impaired.
Please also note that most vineyards open early at 9:00 am, but they close again for the lunch "hour" of noon to 2:00 pm.
Château Miraval (Sur Rendez-vous)
"One of France's top 500 wine producers" by Guide Hachette.
Château Miraval has certified organic vineyards in Correns and Chateauvert and produces wines under two labels, AOC Côtes de Provence and AOC Côteaux Varois. The winery is only a few minutes drive from Villa Toscane.
Tel: (+33) 04 94 86 39 33
Domaine des Aspras
The vineyard is only minutes by car from Villa Toscane. One nice touch is that you can taste the wines while sitting in the midst of green row upon row of vines, with birds singing overhead, and insects buzzing merrily past. The vault is located at the center of the grape fields.
Tel: (+33) 04 94 59 59 70
Domaine de la Grande Palliere (Sur Rendez-vous)
Within minutes of Villa Toscane if traveling by car. The wines have won several awards.
Tel: (+33) 04 94 59 57 55
Château Sainte Roseline (A visit to La Chapelle is a must see)
The soil at Chateau Sainte Roseline has seen seven centuries of vine cultivation. It must be good soil because in 1955, Château Sainte Roseline was awarded with the commendation of CRU CLASSE.
83 460 Les Arcs-sur-Argens
Tel: (+33) 04 94 99 50 30
Château Thuerry makes Coteaux Varois and Vin du pays du Var, as well as a simple white of Semillon and Rolle, and a rose of Cinsault, Grenache and Syrah
Villecroze. If you visit the vineyard, plan on spending the day in Villecroze. This is a very interesting village. It's built around a group of caves and some of them are actually used as dwellings. Visit the "grottes troglodytes" at the edge of the village. The site is a well landscaped park complete with lawn, pools, plants and trees. One of the highlights is a 40 metre waterfall that cascades down the front of the cliffs; to the right, little paths wind up the cliff face. The park is open every day but the caves are only open during May-September.
Tel: (+33) 04 94 70 63 02
Vins de Bandol
Marketed under the prestigious name "Wines of Bandol," 53 independent owners from the areas adjoining Bandol together create award winning wines. If you are visiting in December, make sure you attend their festival. Every first Sunday in December, the Mediterranean port from where the precious Bandol barrels were shipped is invaded by thousands of wine enthusiasts.
Espace Mistral - 2, avenue Saint-Louis
83330 Le Beausset
Tél. (+33) 04 94 90 29 59