October 10, 2023

How to Spend a Wine Day in Saint-Tropez

Saint-Tropez, the dazzling gem of the French Riviera, has long been celebrated for its …

By Zoya Stafienko

French Riviera



Photo Source: Château Minuty

Saint-Tropez, the dazzling gem of the French Riviera, has long been celebrated for its glitz and glamour, attracting jetsetters from around the world. However, beyond the renowned nightlife and celebrity sightings lies a hidden treasure—its lush countryside, adorned with vineyards that produce some of the finest wines in the region. If you’re planning to indulge in a luxury holiday villa in St. Tropez, why not plan a day dedicated to exploring its wineries? Here are our recommendations on how to make the most of a wine day in this enchanting region.

Photo Source: Bertaud Belieu


After a leisurely breakfast by the pool at your luxury holiday villa in St. Tropez, embark on a journey to the nearby village of Gassin. Start your wine day with visits to one or two remarkable wineries that are just a two-minute drive apart.

Bertaud Belieu

While renowned for producing exceptional rosé wines, Bertaud Belieu is also known for the quality of its red and white wines. Visitors are warmly welcomed year-round to the domain’s cellar, where they can delve into the history and winemaking techniques during a tasting session. For a deeper experience, A.M.A Selections concierge team can book you a guided tour of the cellars.

Domaine du Bourrian

Domaine du Bourrian, with its sturdy stone walls dating back 150 years, has recently embraced modern equipment. Here, you can book a private tour and tasting to explore the cellar, gardens, and vineyards. Savor organic wines paired with a gourmet platter, or opt for a picnic in the picturesque vineyards, surrounded by the serene rural atmosphere. The domain’s collection of WW1 plane replicas and historical tractors adds a unique touch to the visit.

Photo Source: Bello Visto


Amid your wine tastings, enjoy a delightful lunch at one of the charming restaurants, all within a 10-minute drive from the wineries.

La Verdoyante

Nestled on the hillsides of Gassin, La Verdoyante offers panoramic views of vineyards and the Gulf of Saint-Tropez. Once a wine farm, the restaurant transformed into a beautiful dining establishment in 1979. Here, you can savor refined southern cuisine and Provencal specialties in an idyllic setting. On sunny days, dine on the panoramic terrace while soaking in the breathtaking views of vineyards, the sea, and the hills. This family-run restaurant operates from mid-April to the beginning of October.

Bello Visto

Perched beneath the shade of hackberry trees, Bello Visto in Gassin overlooks the Gulf of Saint-Tropez, creating a picturesque backdrop for your meal. The restaurant’s menu is crafted to mirror the seasons, featuring fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Bello Visto ensures that everything served is homemade, guaranteeing a memorable dining experience.

Photo Source: Château Barbeyrolles


Following a satisfying lunch, take a leisurely stroll through the charming village of Gassin. The sea views from here are nothing short of magnificent.

Continue your wine exploration with visits to one or two more wineries, conveniently located within a 10-minute drive from Gassin village.

Château Barbeyrolles

Château Barbeyrolles, spanning twelve hectares of idyllic vineyards, was immortalized by numerous artists like French expressionist Charles Camoin. This oasis of natural beauty specializes in producing delicate rosé, white, and red wines that have garnered acclaim, with several awards to their name. Visitors can enjoy wine tastings during regular opening hours or book a guided tour by appointment from April to October. The tour takes you through the cellars and gardens, providing insights into the estate’s rich history and winemaking processes.

Château Minuty

Château Minuty, a name synonymous with excellence, has recently come under the ownership of LVMH. Situated on the hillsides of Gassin and Ramatuelle, overlooking the Gulf of Saint-Tropez, the vineyards here produce approximately 8 million bottles of rosé wine each year. The modern and inviting Minuty cellar is open to the public, featuring a tasting cellar, vinotheque housing aged vintages, and a tasting room for professionals.

Photo Source: Château des Marres


Conclude your wine day in St. Tropez with a spectacular sunset view over the vineyards.

Château des Marres

Château des Marres, located approximately 15 minutes away from both Barbeyrolles and Minuty, boasts a charming wine bar that offers picturesque views of the vineyards. Here, starting at 5 pm, you can indulge in delicious tapas meant for sharing, along with cocktails inspired by the estate’s wines. Engage in a friendly game of pétanque as you savor the final moments of your wine-filled day in the serene ambiance of Château des Marres.

A wine day in Saint-Tropez is a sensory journey through breathtaking landscapes, exquisite vineyards, and exceptional wines. By following this itinerary, you’ll experience the region’s rich wine culture, indulge in culinary delights, and explore the stunning surroundings. St. Tropez, often associated with glitz and glamour, reveals its quieter, more enchanting side through its wines, making it a destination worth savoring.

For more recommendations on what to do and see if you’re staying in the St. Tropez area, check out Our Guide to Spending a Week in Saint-Tropez.

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