Domaine des Costes Gallines
La Cadière-d'Azur

AOP Bandol | IGP du Var

Enotourism

Type(s) of agriculture Responsible farming
Activities Tasting / Sale of local products / Visit the field/the cellar by appointment
Services Camper van area / Campsite / Holiday cottage / Vignobles & Découvertes certified

Presentation

This domain is run only by women. As often in the vineyards of Provence, the Costes Gallines meets a long family tradition. Except that here, this story is atypical since women wrote it. For a century, these lands located in La Cadière d'Azur are passed on from mother to daughter. Besides, the next generation is already knocking at the door.

Extra

Régine Tomasini offers her guests shelter and something to brighten the table. Indeed, she has built 15 campsites at the farm and opened many years a cottage affiliated to the famous Gîtes de France. It offers two bedrooms (sleeps three in total), a fully equipped kitchen and a beautiful shaded terrace near the vineyards. The property also produces its own olive oil, available for sale at the cellar.

Original and unusual

Except for Ange Brun, founder of the domain, the head of the domain has always been a woman. This matriarchy has been fairly successful to the vineyard of Costes Gallines, in deference to some old beliefs pretending that a woman in a cellar would spoil the wine.

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