Luberon wine

You will come across many wineries as you drive around the Luberon, invariably there will be a tasting room where you can try out the wine and buy some. To save some time and mileage, below are some of my favourite Luberon wines.

There is also a great little wine store in Coustellet, where the owner Sandrine really knows her wine, and stocks local and other regions of France: Di Vin

MENERBESDomaine de La Citadelle
Route de Cavaillon
84560 Ménerbes
Tel: 04 90 72 41 58
www.domaine-citadelle.com

Domaine Ruffinato
Quartier le Tubet
84560 Menerbes
Tel: 04 90 72 39 76 BONNIEUXChâteau la Canorgue
Route du Pont Julien
84480 Bonnieux
Tel: 04 90 75 81 01

Château de l'Isolette

route Bonnieux
84400 Apt
Tel: 04 90 74 56 79
 LOURMARIN Château Constantin-Chevalier
84160 Lourmarin
Tel :04 90 68 38 99

Château Fontvert
Chemin de Pierrouret
84160 Lourmarin
Tel: 04 90 68 35 83
www.fontvert.com OPPEDE Domaine des Jeanne
1350, Chemin des Sablieres
84580 Oppede
Tel: 06 42 82 36 15
www.domainedesjeanne.frPUGET-SUR-DURANCE Château la Verrerie
84360 Puget-sur-Durance
Tel: 04 90 08 32 98
www.chateau-la-verrerie.fr

 

There are some very good wines in the Luberon, but if you want great wines you need to head for Avignon and the Rhone wine trail. Start at Chateauneuf du Pape, where you do pay a premium for the name, and head up to Gigondas, Cairanne and Vacqueyras, then take the autoroute north to Valence, where the god of wine probably lives : Cornas, Crozes-Hermitage, St Joseph, Condrieu, and Cote Rôtie, one divine appellation after another.

You may want to take a guided wine tour to get a more rounded appreciation, the ones listed here state that they provide tours in English:GUIDED WINE TOURS IN ENGLISHWine Uncovered with Olivier Hickman

Expert-led visits to top Southern Rhone wine domaines
Tel: 06 75 10 10 01
www.wine-uncovered.com

Avignon Wine Tour
Tel: 06 28 05 33 84
www.avignon-wine-tour.com

Découvertes Vigneronnes
Expert-led visits to top Southern Rhone wine domaines
Tel: 06 78 70 55 93
www.decouvertesvigneronnes.fr

Le Vin à la Bouche
Wine tours of the Rhone valley and Provence vineyards
Tel: 06 76 59 56 30
www.levinalabouche.com