Discover Provence rosé wine

Journey to the heart of Provence's rosé wine lands

Provence is a land of a thousand and one facets. Here, an exceptional terroir awaits visitors. The region has a long history of wine-growing, which has made it one of its most important tourist attractions. Rosé wine production is flourishing here. So if you're looking for an exceptional holiday destination that combines business with pleasure, don't hesitate to consider Provence. Find out more in the rest of this presentation.

Rosé wine from Provence: a tradition dating back to antiquity

The history of Provence rosé wine goes back thousands of years. It was over 2,500 years ago that the Phocaeans settled in the region and introduced vines to this part of the world for the first time. Historically, Provence is considered to be the cradle of wine production.

A heritage handed down from generation to generation

After the Phocaeans, it was the Romans who took over and developed the vine. They founded the Provincia Romana: Provence. Since then, it has continued to flourish and expand. It was not until the Middle Ages that wine-growing took off again, thanks to the nobility and the clergy, who produced and marketed their wines on a much larger scale.

The story continues to this day in the region, with some very active estates regularly opening their doors to visitors.

Provence rosé wine: grape varieties and PDO

Provence rosé wine is produced using different methods: the traditional method and bleeding.

Varieties of Rosé de Provence wine

The grape varieties The grape varieties used to make rosé are Grenache, Cinsault and Pinot Noir. Some rosés can also be made from Mourvèdre and Cabernet Sauvignon. Finally, although less well known, Tibouren can also be found in certain parts of Provence, and is used in the composition of some rosés. Interestingly, these same grape varieties can also be used to make red wine.

The typical aromas of Provence rosés

Aroma hunters and other keen noses will easily recognise the specific aromas of Provençal rosés. Notes of red fruit, banana, grapefruit, almond, lime blossom and even cut hay can be detected.

PDOs associated with Provence rosé wine

Provence rosé wine has the generic appellation of Côtes de Provence. It also has the French AOC (Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée) label and the European AOP (Appellation d'Origine Protégée) label.

It is produced in the Provence vineyards, which are linked to the departments of Var, Bouches-du-Rhône and Alpes-Maritimes.

Discover the Provence rosé wine from Domaine de Berne

The Château de Berne wine estate is a remarkable site in Provence, covering more than 175 hectares. It produces rosé wine Côtes de Provenceas well as red and white. All grown using organic methods. Thanks to meticulous work respecting local traditions and terroir, the estate's wines in Berne are now regarded as benchmarks.

The Provence rosé wine tasting cellar

Whether you're visiting or staying at the estate, you can discover thehe Château cellar. In an authentic setting, you'll have the chance to taste locally-produced wines and savour their full complexity. The visit is accompanied by a presentation given by an experienced oenologist, so that you can fully appreciate all the flavours of the wines you taste.


Now you know a little more about Provence rosé wine. If you're an oenology enthusiast, set off to discover its history in the heart of Provence. At Château de Berne, you'll enjoy an exceptional welcome and accommodation in the heart of a pure Provencal wine estate. Book your stay now.