Château de Vaucouleurs
Puget-sur-Argens

AOP Côtes de Provence | AOP Côtes de Provence dénomination Fréjus

Enotourism

Type(s) of agriculture Responsible farming
Activities Educational activities/discovery / Sale of local products / Visit the field/the cellar by appointment

Presentation

In Puget-sur-Argens, an immense pine forest shelters a vineyard in full renaissance. Until now, the Château de Vaucouleurs was more famous for its prestigious guests - from Napoleon to Charles de Gaulle – than for the reputation of its Côtes de Provence. But things have changed since the De Wulf family took over the reins of this vineyard in 2010. Thanks to the expertise of its new mentors, the domain is now producing very good organic wines.

Extra

Located in the heart of the domain, the tasting room offers a small but good selection of local products.

Original and unusual

Upon arrival at the head of Vaucouleurs, Matthieu and Gwenaëlle De Wulf have redesigned the domain’s logo. They used a totem animal: a green lizard, also called a lambert. The best vintages of the castle are also now baptized "Les Lézards" (the lizards). Why this original choice? Because lambert is the symbol of the town of Puget-sur-Argens, its inhabitants are nicknamed "lei manjo Limbert" or lambert eaters. This nickname would date from the medieval times when besieged, they had no other recourse but to feed on lizards that abound in sunny Provence.

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