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Visiting Château de Bellet

06/07/2015
Visiting Chateau de Bellet Cover

There have been a fair few changes up at Château de Bellet, in the hills of Nice, over the past few years.

The vineyard, so synonymous with the appellation itself, boasts a history dating centuries and a winemaking tradition passed down through the generations of Barons of Bellet who have called the château home.

Yet in 2012 the property was sold, along with neighbouring Bellet vineyard, Les Côteaux de Bellet, to La Française Real Estate Managers (REM), a large management company with a wide scope of interests, including wine. Continue Reading…

Bellet

Bellet’s Portes Ouvertes: A Practical Guide

06/06/2015
Bellet's Portes Ouvertes One

Whilst regular readers will be more familiar with the subject of Nice’s own Bellet vineyards; it’s not every day that the vineyards in the hills of Nice throw open their doors for a weekend of complimentary tastings. In fact, it only happens twice a year and the first one for 2015 happens to fall next weekend, June 13th & 14th, 2015.

So, I thought it apt to devote a post to the practicalities of the Portes Ouvertes, as this biannual weekend is known, since it offers Riviera residents a great opportunity to discover our true local wines and the newly released vintages. Continue Reading…

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