Provence vineyard B&B – the elegant Château Talaud dates from the 18th century and is ideally situated in the heart of the Comtat Venaissin, historically a Papal enclave between the Rhône and Durance Rivers and the Mont Ventoux.
Chateau Talaud is owned and run by a Dutch couple – Hein and Conny Deiters-Kommer. The Chateau’s vineyards sit alongside well-tended formal gardens, offering a seasonal outdoor pool and children’s playground. The luxurious rooms have views of the pool or garden and each room has a private bathroom with a hot tub and bath, with bath robes, free toiletries and a hair dryer provided. Wine Tastings can be available,
B&B Chateau Talaud is located in Loriol-du-Comtat (84 Vaucluse, Provence), 20 km north east of Avignon, from where you can explore the riches of Provence and even get to the Mediterranean coast!
The Chateau produces red, white and rosé wines in the Cotes de Ventoux appellation, The reds are typically good southern Provence/Rhône styles from Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault, Mourvèdre, and Carignan grapes.
Provence is best known for the quality of its rosé wines and for its warm, mild climate.
There is ongoing change in the region’s grape varieties:in particular, have been under heavy scrutiny in the past few decades, with traditional varieties such as Carignan, Barbaroux (known as Barbarossa in Sardinia) and Calitor being replaced by more commercial grapes such as Grenache, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon.Yet some traditionally successful local varieties such as Mourvedre, Tibouren and Vermentino (locally known as Rolle) have continued to be popular for Provence red, rosé and white wines.
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