Provence Wine Hotel – in deepest Provence, to the north of Brignoles (83 Var, Provence) and the A8 Autoroute (la Provençale) is the Domaine Clos de l’Ours (domaine of the Bear!) vineyard and guest house in the Côtes de Provence wine region. This is away from the bustle of the riviera coast and is a land of beauty and tranquility!
Surrounded by its own vineyards and with an outdoor pool in season, the guest house offers 7 well-equipped, en suite rooms , some with terrace and views over the vines of the domaine. Le Clos de L’Ours offers a free visit to the wine domain and tasting of wines made on site – mainly rosés and white wine.
The vineyard, at the gateway of Haut-Var, is surrounded by a pine and oak forest, and is planted with 13 acres of vines in Côtes de Provence. The vineyard has operated according to organic principles since 2000. Hand-picked harvests preserve the grapes and contribute to the production of characterful wines which reflect the terroir.
This authentic vineyard, calm and peaceful, epitomizes Provence’s culture and landscape. Built in a green valley, it faces an ancient line of cypress and vines. In a convivial and relaxing atmosphere, you can enjoy the Provence way of life and you discover a place where the time goes slowly!
The Cotes de Provence wine appellation covers a large area of Provence between Marseille and Nice – and enjoys the benefit of great levels of sunshine. Mostly dry, fruity rosé wines, some whites and a little red.
Here the different cuvêes have bear-themed names such as “Grizzly” and “Nanook”! The wines have been awarded 2 stars in the Guide Hachette des vins 2015 for their rosé Grizzly 2013!
The Clos de l’Ours stands close to the village of Cotignac between the Gorges du Verdon and the Côte d’Azur.
You can book this hotel in your local currency (e.g. GBP£ or USD$) through Booking.com – and no booking fees!