About Domaine de la Bégude
Nestled at the highest peak of the Bandol appellation in France, Domaine de la Bégude epitomises the beauty and allure of top-tier winemaking. With its vineyards soaring an impressive 400 metres above sea level, the Domaine offers stunning views of the Côte d'Azur and the Mediterranean Sea. Yet, this winery is blessed with more than just an extraordinary setting; its passionate owners use the land's unique microclimate to cultivate splendid grape varieties, creating exceptional wines that embody the very essence of their sun-drenched terroir.
First acquired by the Tari family in the late 1990s, the winery has gone from strength to strength under their accomplished stewardship. Indeed, Guillaume and Laetitia Tari bring not just vibrancy, but pedigree, too. Born into prominent winemaking families, the sibling duo combines their respective talents for viticulture and oenology to ensure the continued success of the Domaine.
Spread across 500 hectares, the Domaine is home to a collection of impressively old vines, some of which are over a full century old. These mature grapevines bring an intense depth of flavour to the wines produced here. The range constitutes seven organic wines primarily crafted from Mourvédre, Grenache and Cinsault grape varieties. The highlight of the collection is undoubtedly their flagship offer, the La Bégude Rouge; a full-bodied, complex Bandol red that is an indulgent treat for all who drink it.
But it's not only the wines that make this winery truly special. The estate itself, dating back to the 7th century, is steeped in history, featuring a restored 16th-century bastide and a wine cellar from the early 20th century. It’s charming ambience and panoramic views over the vineyards and coastline making the Domaine de la Bégude a must-visit destination for wine lovers around the globe.
So whether you're seeking an exquisite bottle to savour at leisure, or planning a visit to the winery itself. The Domaine de la Bégude is undoubtedly an experience that will linger long in your memory, much like the wines themselves.
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