Wine and food getaway
It was 70 years ago, in 1952, that Marcel and Gilberte Paquette fell in love with this Provençal land. From their life in Ethiopia, they left the Lion of Judas as their emblem. Château Paquette has long been an agricultural land. In the 18th century, on the map of Cassini, the presence of a hamlet is clearly identified. Mixed-crop food gradually gives way to viticulture. During the three successive generations of winemakers, Château Paquette has become one of the main players in the Côtes de Provence Fréjus appellation, proud of this unique terroir forged by the volcanism of the Esterel and by the combination of climatic forces of the Mediterranean and the Alps. The entire vineyard is conducted in organic agriculture to preserve the balance of this terroir. Respect for the environment also depends on voluntary choices such as the use of lightweight bottles that reduce the overall carbon footprint of production. Rosé, red and white wines each express a facet of this terroir through local grape varieties; Rolle, Tibouren, Mourvèdre, Grenache and Syrah. If the wines of Château Paquette are found on the tables of the region they are also found in many countries around the world. Throughout the year, the Château Paquette welcomes you for a walk, a picnic in the middle of the vineyard or to come and see an exhibition of local artists. Our cottage «of the five grape varieties» will welcome you for a longer stay.
Domaine du Clos des Roses
The Clos des Roses is a haven of greenery between Cannes and Saint-Tropez, just 40 minutes from Nice airport.
An exceptional place, it is a perfect fit for the new wine tourism era. Around the central activity of the vineyard which produces wines in the rich Côtes de Provence palette, the Clos des Roses is also home to a small hotel and charming restaurant. Reception and seminar rooms are also available for hire.
Domaine du Château Paquette
Purchased in 1952 by Marcel and Gilberte Paquette, over the years and generations the Domaine de Curebéasse became one of the jewels in the Appellation Côtes de Provence Fréjus crown. Now Château Paquette, it is still a family business driven by the passion shared by Jérôme Paquette and his daughter Claire.
Celliers du Sud
The Vignobles de Ramatuelle has 120 members and 260 hectares spread over the communities of Ramatuelle, Gassin, La Croix-Valmer and Saint-Tropez.
The production is 85% rosé, 12% red and 3% white.
Because its vineyards lie on the peninsula facing the sea, it benefits from a microclimate and the influence of the Mediterranean – the main grape variety grown is Tibouren. Of course, after selecting the grapes, winemaking is done on site.
Flagship vintages Soyeux, Domaine de Jeanne, R, La Crique are among those not to be missed that can be enjoyed in the peninsula’s beautiful restaurants, from the Pampelonne beaches to the Gorille terrace in Saint-Tropez.
Domaine du Jas des Oliviers
The name “JAS” means sheepfold.
The clay-limestone soils and the presence of a deep spring provide a controlled water supply for the vines – the promise of producing great wines.
It means the harvest stretches between early September and mid-October: the grapes are only picked when they are fully mature.
The grapes to be used to produce rosé wines are harvested at night (from 3 to 7 am) and refrigerated immediately to obtain pale and aromatic wines.
All these measures contribute to the quality, finesse and elegance of Le Jas des Oliviers estate wines.
GAEC Apicole de l’Esterel
Protected Geographical Indication (disability)
Périne Barbe and Sophie Masurier
Fine wine and food
When the markets open in the historic town centre or on the seafront, all the colours, scents and flavours explode under the sun.
After strolling between the stalls and taking a break on the terrace, a burst of laughter, the warmth of the Fréjus accent. Then comes the moment to think about Provencal gastronomy, to share a special moment at the table, with family or friends.