Cannes

THE MONKS’ WINES OF THE LERINS ABBEY 9h-15h

A visit to Cannes for wine-lovers just would not be complete without getting to know the wines of “THE LERINS ABBEY”.

Starting in Cannes, a great way to feel the morning pulse is to stroll through the historic FARMERS MARKET (no market on Mondays).  Meet the local producers as they explain the ingredients of our Provençal cuisine! A short walk to the Quai Laubeuf, then it’s off to the Saint-Honorat Island with the round-trip boat excursion to tour the Cistercian vineyards that date back to the Middle Ages.  5 micro-climates on 8 square hectares provide the inland terroir where these unique red and white wines are produced.   Enjoy a gourmet lunch included at “LA TONNELLE” (beverages and gratuities not included)

(Reservation necessary – limit 10 people)

AFTERNOON WINE TASTING UNDER THE VINES  16h-18h

The cozy, Mediterranean cuisine restaurant “LE JARDIN” welcomes us to discover the wines of CHATEAU RASQUE and the art of winemaking in Provence.

The BIANCONE Family produces their quality wines in 3 colors overlooking Taradeau in the Var.  On their 15-hectare estate, the clay/limestone soil combined with altitudes as high as 260 meters set the background for the manual harvest of these award-winning wines.  Fruity and floral aromas for the rosés and whites and elegant tannins for the reds let us enjoy the diversity of wines in Provence.  Not only will you learn more about wine tasting but also about how these wines are made.

(Reservation necessary – limit 10 people)

PROVENCE WINE AND FRENCH CHEESE PAIRING APERATIF 16h30-18h30

A luxury atmosphere awaits you at the “REVO FINE WINE BAR” featuring the wines of DOMAINE OTT and CHÂTEAU MINUTY.

Which wines pair best with which cheeses? France is famous for its cheeses and here will we focus on 4 French wines and 7 French cheeses and the reflexes to acquire.  You will learn the basics for these pairing with 3 colors of wines from these Saint Tropez Cru Classé vineyards.  Initiation to wine tasting by a professional sommelier with introduction to the major cheese groups.

(Reservation necessary – limit 10 people)

CANNES SUNSET WINE TASTING AND TAPAS 18h30-20h30

The Wines of Provence – Discover CHÂTEAU LA COSTE and DOMAINE DES ASPRAS

“3.14 BEACH RESTAURANT”

This seaside destination is perfect for understanding what Cannes is well-known for….. the amazing sunsets …. while enjoying our local wines from Provence.  Between the prestigious Cru Classé terroir near Aix-en-Provence to the family-owned and operated vineyard located in the 1st 100% Organic Village in France, get ready for a colorful evening sharing these wines on the private beaches of Cannes.  Included to discover this beachside venue, accompany these wines with the delicious array of in-house prepared tapas created with an  organic and gluten free spirit!

(Reservation necessary – limit 10 people)