Just 30 minutes from the center of Nice is one of the oldest wine regions in France, dating back to the arrival of the Phocean Greek traders from Marseille. Some vines are over 1000 years old and the wines of Bellet were awarded the coveted AOC (Appellation d’Origine Controllée) accreditation status in 1941.
Twice a year, the 10 AOC Bellet vineyards in the hills behind Nice open their doors and start popping corks – ‘Portes Ouvertes’ is a perfect opportunity to get tasting the local wines – free of charge!
Interactive domain map HERE (Organic wines are made at the Domaine de la Source.)
Portes ouvertes :
Samedi 24 et dimanche 25 mai 2014
Samedi 29 et dimanche 30 novembre 2014
Visitors welcome between 10am and 6pm on both days.
Enjoy a wine lover’s escape from the hustle and bustle of the city!
(Public bus transportation access or by car – Don’t forget to have a designated driver)
See my previous post for the Chateau de Cremat in Bellet HERE
Source/Credit: The Riviera Reporter