Provence Wine Hotel – in deepest Provence, to the north of Brignoles (83 Var, Provence) and the A8 Autoroute (la Provençal) is the organic 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 family-owned 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. A warm welcome is assured from your hosts Michel, Fabianne and Emilie.
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.
Wine stocked in the UK by Gauntleys of Nottingham:
Owned and run by the Brotons family, this ancient estate, which traces its roots way back to the middle ages, is one of the northernmost in the Cotes de Provence region. Working completely organically and with a very minimal interventionist approach to winemaking, nature is truly allowed to take its course here. The long hang time and rich clay and limestone subsoils help produce wines which are undeniably Provencal, yet remarkably elegant. Powerful in their profile, yet all the range is wonderfully rounded, elegant, fresh and mineral.
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 Clos de l’Ours is situated close to the village of Cotignac between the Gorges du Verdon and the Côte d’Azur.
for more info and to check availability at this Provence Wine Hotel/guest house see Le Clos de L’Ours
nearby alternative vineyard hotel: Chateau de Berne