The Pink Experience from Provence’s Château Gassier

A picturesque celebration of rosé at the acclaimed winery

Radiating from the base of France‘s Mount Sainte-Victoire, the estate vineyards and winery for Château Gassier produces some of the most exemplary rosé wines in the Provence region—from fresh and fun to round and complementary. In fact, their unique microclimate and position within the Arc Valley affords all of these wines the specific designation as a Côtes de Provence Sainte-Victoire—a sub-appellation recognized since ’05. And here, Château …

Gérard Bertrand’s Growing Roster of Biodynamic Wines

We speak with the winemaker about his new portfolio addition and numerous domaines along the South of France

One of the most renowned winemakers in the world, Gérard Bertrand has a portfolio that acts as a representation of Languedoc’s terroir. Among the vines of southern France since age 10, Bertrand has an active approach to understanding what makes great wine. He continues to develop his estates, never settling for anything less than the best. In fact, Bertrand is considered a visionary across appellation, …

Word of Mouth: Aix-en-Provence

Cézanne's workshop, a historic old town and some of the world's most magnificent light

A mention of the south of France often conjures visions of Slim Aarons-style grandeur, neatly positioned umbrellas stretching along strips of beach and perhaps a yacht or two. And yet, 30 minutes north of Marseilles (and easily accessible by an inexpensive, frequent bus from the Marseilles airport), Aix-en-Provence appeals more to the quiet aesthete—someone traveling to appreciate centuries-old beauty dressed in summer sun that lingers …