France: Provence

Aix en Provence and Les Baux

Wines from Aix en Provence and Les Baux de Provence
By Liz Berry MW

This Guide was last updated on 16 February 2010
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Château Vignelaure

Address: Route de Jouques, D561, 83560 Rians
Tel: 04 94 37 21 10  Fax: 04 94 80 53 39
Geo-coordinates:  Latitude: 43:37:3N (43.61751)    Longitude: 5:40:39E (5.67762) 

After several changes of proprietor over the last few years, Vignelaure is now in the hands of the Swedish Bengt Sundstrom and his Danish wife, Mette Rode Sundstrom. This domaine is on a new ‘high’ and both the 2007 and 2008 vintages are very promising. Several (younger) vintages are available for tasting in the domaine’s wine shop, and some older vintages are available for purchase. The château can arrange picnics, or meals in local restaurants with prior notice.

Useful information: Shop open every day for tastings, sales and visits. Monday-Friday 09.00-18.00; weekends and holidays 10.00-18.00. Group visits (from 4 - 100 people) can be arranged, with a professional guide by appointment and with a charge (currently €100 for groups of up to 20 people).


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