You are a wine lover or expert and wish to stay close to the French vineyards? The Olydea vacation homes are made for you!
France is nicknamed "the Land of Wine" and rightly so! Our wine growers have forged a historic reputation over the years, linked to a unique know-how, an unparalleled diversity and a rich terroir. There are more than 3,000 different wines, whether red, white, rosé, sweet or mellow...
Many vineyards offer visits and tastings to learn more about wine making.
Olydea offers you to stay close to three great French wines:
The Minervois PDO
The Minervois PDO is produced in the south of France, in the heart of the Languedoc. It is born thanks to a Mediterranean climate with oceanic influences and some harsh winters in altitude. Winegrowers can produce white, rosé or red wine according to the rules imposed by the PDO.
Many vineyards open their doors in the heart of the Aude to teach you more about wine making, their know-how and to let you taste their wines.
The vineyards near your two residences of Château de la Redorte ★★★★ in La Redorte and Château de Jouarres ★★★ in Azille :
Château de la Bastide in Escales, a vineyard certified HVE3 since 2019 and on the way to converting to organic since 2021. They produce white and red wines and offer to discover them during visits and tastings at the castle, morning walks with breakfast, friendly picnics at the edge of the vineyards ...
Domaine Sibille in Laure-Minervois, a vineyard producing red, rosé and white wines. They propose three wine tourism offers: the secrets of wine making in the cellar, the vines through the seasons and an initiation to wine tasting.
The IGP Côteaux-des-Baronnies
The PGI Côteaux-des-Baronnies is produced in the Drôme Provençale, between the Alps and the Rhône Valley. The vineyard is under the influence of a Mediterranean climate with continental tendencies. During your stay in the region, you will be able to taste three types of wines: white, red and rosé.
It is possible to visit some of the vineyards near your vacation home to learn more about wine making and the know-how of the wine growers.
The vineyards near your Olydea les Sources residence in Montbrun-les-Bains :
The Domaine de Mas Caron in Caromb, currently in conversion to Organic Agriculture, offers you visits of the cellar, educational walks or tastings on food and wine pairing to present you its rosé, white and red wines.
The Domaine Jaume in Vinsobres, certified "High Environmental Value", offers you to discover its red, rosé and white wines during tastings or cellar visits.
The IGP Charentais
The IGP Charentais is produced in the heart of Poitou-Charentes. Several geographical mentions are given to the wines such as Île de Ré, Île d'Oléron or Saint-Sornin. Red, white and rosé wine as well as cognac are produced in the area.
If you want to know more about the viticulture and the local know-how, it is possible to visit some vineyards and to make tastings.
Vineyards near your residence Les Sables Vignier ★★★ on the Ile d'Oléron :
The Vignoble Favre in Saint-Pierre d'Oléron, converted to organic farming a few years ago, offers you to discover its rosé, white and red wines as well as its cognac through commented tastings and guided tours.
The Coulon & Fils vineyard in Saint-Pierre d'Oléron, several times medal winner in regional competitions, they produce white, red and rosé wines as well as sparkling Pineau and cognac. You can discover their work throughout the year thanks to commented tastings and visits of the cellar.
The Jardin de la Josière in Saint-Georges d'Oléron, converted to organic farming, produces red, white and rosé wines as well as cognac. Discover their know-how all year long during guided tours and commented tastings.