Ultimate Provence News

An unexpected oasis, a breathtaking panorama of vines, forests and mountains which are sure to charm bold travelers. Close to Saint Tropez whilst standing apart from the hustle and bustle, step off the beaten path with UP.  

At the heart of this boutique hotel is the wine, produced with passion here on the grounds. The UP Rose is the icon.

A refreshing wine with intense aromas, inseparable from its signature bottle.

Visit their website: https://www.ultimateprovence.com/en/

A panoramic view of the grounds of Ultimate Provence (©Sebastien Liautaud)

An exceptional vineyard with exceptional soil

Located in the heart of a nature reserve and bordered by a large holm oak forest, the vineyard is characterised by a shallow layer of soil, sitting on a slab of impermeable sandstone. The soil is nourished by a rich humus, composed of oak leaves and vine shoots.

The best Cinsault grapes are cultivated on hillsides, which guarantees exceptional exposure. Close-by, you will find a beautiful plot of Rolle, a variety of grape reputed for its fruity, notably citrus and pear.

The magnificent ‘Grande Pièce’ plot sitting on the plateau is entirely dedicated to the Syrah grape. This variety brings to its wine distinct aromas of violet and red and dark berries.

Finally, on the Perrono plot, named after the family that planted the first vines on the estate in the middle of the 20th century, young Grenache blanc and noir join the small amount of Syrah already planted there. All of this makes UP a unique piece of land.

A close-up of the Ultimate Provence vineyard (©Jane Peck)

Ultimate Provence wine

ULTIMATE PROVENCE 2018 BLANC
AOP CÔTES DE PROVENCE

"This wine transports you into a whirlwind of surprising and refreshing aromas."

ULTIMATE PROVENCE 2018 ROSÉ
AOP CÔTES DE PROVENCE

"Ultimate Provence Rose, the icon of the estate and inseparable from its recognisable bottle, is the promise of a fresh wine that can be shared both day and night. A bottle in the style of those containing perfume, an elegant style, a subtle taste, a palette of intense aromas, perfectly bold fruity and floral tones, the image of the estate and beautifully refreshing."

ULTIMATE PROVENCE 2017 ROUGE
AOP CÔTES DE PROVENCE

"A wine with a modern, rebellious and generous personality."

ATMOS RESTAURANT
A CHEF PASSIONATE ABOUT WORLD CUISINE​

Whether it be from the beautiful 50 place interior room or from the 140 place rooftop terrace with panoramic views across the estate, the ATMOS restaurant offers an entirely home-made creative menu. In a convivial spirit, chef Didier Bacquet invents an eclectic fusion of Mediterranean flavours and international street food, making most of fresh local produce and the French way of life. The menu has been developed in collaboration with chef Benjamin Collombat, head of Michelin-star restaurant ‘Le Jardin de Benjamin’ at the Chateau de Berne in Flayosc. In its contemporary setting, with an urban relaxed style, ATMOS offers cuisine for everyone, from the most picky eaters to vegetarians and vegans.

Photos © Nicolas Maday

AN EXCEPTIONAL HOTEL

Surrounded by the beautiful Provençal landscape, the hotel is a soothing invitation waiting to be savoured. Aimed at a new generation of travelers, the contemporary design combines with the elegance of a reinvented heritage. The tastefully decorated and comfortable bedrooms give a unique and subtle atmosphere to the hotel, with some rooms offering views onto the vines and others onto the swimming pool and the UP Square, bordered by trees and fountains constructed by local artisans.

The hotel has 23 bedrooms, 6 studios and 5 apartments which are available for families (up to 4 people) with large bedrooms with double and single beds. The estate also offers an outdoor swimming pool with a gym opening in September 2019.

Prices: From €140 per night.

Location:

Located in La Garde-Freinet, the Ultimate Provence estate stretches across 46 hectares, between the Gulf of Saint Tropez and the Plaine des Maures nature reserve.

Train station - TGV Les Arcs-Draguignan : 25 min
Train station - TGV d’Aix-en-Provence : 1h

Airports:
Nice, Cannes-Mandelieu, Toulon-
Hyères, Marseille : 1h
Saint-Tropez Héliport : 45mn