PROVENCE

FRANCE

Season 4, Episode 3

Vince is finally talking rosé!  In Provence, the birthplace of the delicious pink wine, Vince travels through Mediterranean paradise to quaint seaside villages, across bright blue waters, and past fields of lavender to visit Domaines Ott*, arguably the greatest rosé producer in the world.

filmed August, 2021     |     runtime 50 minutes


WINES

from the Provence Episode

*wines can often be found at wine.com or Vivino.

Domaines Ott Château de Selle Rosé 2
Domaines Ott
Château de Selle Rosé
Domaines Ott Rosé Château Romassan Bandol 2
Domaines Ott
Château Romassan (Bandol) Rosé
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Domaines Ott
Château Romassan (Bandol) Rouge

Domaines Ott Clos Mireille Rosé 2
Domaines Ott
Clos Mireille Rosé
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Domaines Ott
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LOCATIONS

from the Provence France Episode


MARSEILLE

Marseille is the second largest city in France, and is the easiest way to fly into and out of the the French Riviera. Check out Notre-Dame de la Garde Basilica on the top of the hill!

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Marseille in Provence France

Cassis in Provence France

CASSIS

This idyllic port town is what most people picture when they think of the south of France. Cute restaurants and cafés, amazing views, and a port thats still affordable to locals. Fun to visit but be warned; it gets SUPER busy in summertime. It's also a good home base to explore Calanques National Park.

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LA RÉSERVE Á LA PLAGE

This is the restaurant where JF and I first meet. The place to see and be seen near Saint Tropez, this beach lounge/club/restaurant is a lux getaway to have some amazing modern Provençal cuisine and drink rosé! 

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la Reserve a la plage in Saint Tropez

Chateau de Selle Provence France

CHÂTEAU DE SELLE

The first estate acquired by the Ott family in the early 1900s, the rocky soils produce a beautiful minerality in the rosés. The tasting room (open to the public) is a beautiful, modern, sandstone-like building.

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ÎLES D'HYÈRES

Take a ferry, or if you're really adventurous, rent a boat and head to this tiny island for a bit of fun in the sun. Bring a bottle of rosé and enjoy the serenity. 

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Îles d'Hyères in Provence France

Chateau Romassan in provence France Domaines Ott

CHÂTEAU ROMASSAN

This Domaines Ott estate is in Bandol, an appellation known for more structured rosé and even some red wines made from Mourvèdre. It's where JF lets me try an aged rosé that blows my mind. 

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CLOS MIREILLE

The house where JF spent his summers is on the same estate as Domain Ott's third property, Clos Mireille. These rosés are more salient because of the proximity to the ocean. This may be the easiest of the 3 properties to visit the tasting room, as it's near the center of the region along the coast. 

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Clos Mireille in Domaines Ott in Provence France

Grand Marché de Sanaray in Provence France

GRAND MARCHÉ DE SANARY-SUR-MER

Every Wednesday, the town of Sanary-sur-Mer comes alive with a stunning market that is worth making a special trip for! Meat, fish, cheese, produce, prepared foods, soaps, flowers, and more! 

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CALANQUES NATIONAL PARK

This is where you see me at the end of the episode. The Calanques are steep inlet cliffs, and this National Park is worth a special trip; work off all that rosé with a nice hike! (Be prepared in summer; it gets very busy and there isn't much parking).

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Calanques National Park in Provence France

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