New Beginnings at Château de Bellet

While I was giving a tasting of Bellet wines on a super-yacht in Monaco, Chateau de Bellet held their opening night for their new cellars and tasting room.

Fellow blogger Chrissie McClatchie of Riviera Grapevine attended and wrote up the event for me.

“Back in 2012, it was announced that the acclaimed Nice vineyard Château de Bellet had been sold to La Française Real Estate Manager (REM), a management company with a demonstrated interest in the wine industry, counting over 30 French vineyards in their portfolio.

REM had acquired this historic vineyard, so intertwined with the history of Bellet wine itself, along with another vineyard in the small Niçois appellation, Les Côteaux de Bellet. Continue reading

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A winter’s day at the Bellet “Portes Ouvertes” open weekend

Bellet vineyards host two open day ‘Portes Ouvertes’ weekends a year – one in May with the new vintage, the other at the end of November – to provide an opportunity for customers to visit each of the domaines in a festive atmosphere and taste Bellet wines in-situ. We went along for the second day. Despite the heavy grey clouds and blustery winds, the weather remained dry, so there was a good turnout of visitors. The Saturday had been less well attended, possibly due to a rugby match in the stadium below the vineyards in Bellet. Continue reading