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Provence wine information

Provence is one of the most beautiful region in France. Eventually the region is also one of the most popular and attracts many visitors and dwellers. Provence calls to mind sun, lavender, olive tree and rosé wine.

Provence vineyard is very old. The Roman were the first to grow vines there not far way from Marseille port. Caesar wrote about it in his memories.

Provence is very well known for its rosé wine. The region produces almost half of the rosé french production. However red and white wines from provence are improving and some of them can compete with the best in France

The most basic information on the wine of Provence are :

Location: In the South of France, between Aix en Provence and the Rhône valley to Nice (french riviera)
Provence region information
Size: 31,400 km2 in Provence Alpes Côte d'Azur region covering 5 departments: Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, Hautes-Alpes, Alpes Maritimes, Bouches-du-Rhône, Var, Vaucluse
Size of the vineyards: 27,000 hectares (68,000 acres)
Grapes in Provence:

Red and Rosé:

Ugni Blanc

Production: 140 million bottles
75% rosé

Provence wine making
Type of Wine:

Dry and fruity rosé wine
also dry white wine - red wine - sweet wine

Provence Wine and food: Rosé:
Mediterranean food
Provence wine and food

Read more about Provence wines with :
- A Farmhouse in Provence: An American Finds Old Stones, New Wine and Love Among the French

Provence pages :
Wines in Provence - Provence wine information - Provence region information - Provence map - Provence wine making - Provencal wine and food - Buy Provence wines - Provence main page

Wines in Provence :
Côtes de Provence
- Bandol - Bellet - Wines from Provence

Other wine regions :
Alsace - Bordeaux - Burgundy - Champagne - Corsica - Côtes du Rhône - Languedoc Roussillon - Loire Valley - South West



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