A land of new winemakers

By their dynamism and their will, the winemakers of Nice take up the challenge of a ``well thought-out`` agriculture. Whether they are certified or in the process of conversion to organic agriculture, most of the appellation has resolutely opted for sustainable agriculture. Today, the Bellet Appellation is proudly represented by nine vineyards in Nice : Château de Bellet, Château de Crémat, Collet de Bovis, Clos saint-Vincent, Domaine de la Source, Domaine de Toasc, Domaine de Vinceline, Domaine saint-Jean and Via Julia-Augusta.

CHÂTEAU DE BELLET
Commitment is an act, not a word. - Jean-Paul Sartre

In 1777, the King of Sardinia granted the Barons of Bellet, who originally came from Savoy, their noble title. During the 18th century, the Barons established their estate and passed on their name to the appellation.

CHÂTEAU DE CRÉMAT
Sincere and history-filled wines

More than 2000 years ago the Romans settled on Château de Crémat ’s actual site and dug tunnels… Today, those are still used to age and store our wines!

Clos Saint-Vincent
Three-hill wine

Clos saint-Vincent is quite unique: it is the only winery whose vineyards are planted on the three different hills of the appellation. It benefits from the double influence of the sea breeze and the cool wind of the Pre- Alps. Its terroir is unique.

Collet de Bovis
Wine and heritage

The wines are exported to the United States. Collet de Bovis includes amongst its clients Alain Ducasse. According to Jean Spizzo: the “grands vins” are part of the cultural heritage. Thus, the ``Fogolar`` hosts painting exhibitions and theatre performances during the high season.

Domaine de la Source
Flowery wines

Joseph Dalmasso bought in 1962 the land where he was born, 303 chemin de Saquier. His passion for wine kept increasing and in 1991 vines slowly took over the greenhouses; the vineyard ``Domaine de la source`` was born, named after that spring (source in fench) that had so generously watered many flowers under the warm sun of Provence.

Domaine de Toasc
Great wines for great tables

The wines are clearly different from the wines of Provence with their northern typicity, silky tannins and a long ageing potential. In addition, the estate produces a Vin de Pays des Alpes Maritimes IGP in the commune of Saint-Blaise, 10 km away from Nice.

DOMAINE DE VINCELINE
A family history

Vincent met Céline Yerchoff, a woman from Nantes who came to settle in Nice, by selling his wine. Together they created their own estate (whose name is a contraction of their first names) in 2007. In addition, they also grow olive trees in A.O.P Olive de Nice. Therefore, Domaine de Vinceline represents the two A.O.P. of the Alpes-Maritimes department.

Domaine Saint Jean
Wines made by passionate terroir-loving people

Coming from a family of farmers from the lower Alps, Nathalie Pacioselli created Domaine Saint Jean with her husband Jean-Patrick, a niçois who is in love with his terroir. Certified organic since 2013, the estate obtained its first Gold Medal at the “Concours Général Agricole de Paris” in 2014.

Via Julia-Augusta
Promising wine

When his father withdraws and leaves him in charge, Nicolas decides to preserve the authenticity and typicity of the terroir. In the cellar, near the old Roman road ``Via Julia Augusta`` which borders the property, the traditional vinification and ageing is done in oak barrels.