7 Best Wine Tours in Nice for Your French Riviera Vacation [2024]

Trying to find the best wine tours in Nice for your southern France vacation? Read on for 7 great options!

A view of the Promenade des Anglais, beach, and coastline in Nice, France from above.

Did you know that there are over 27,000 (!!!) wineries scattered all around France, producing over 200 varieties of wine??

Of course, you can drink wine in just about any restaurant in France, but a dedicated wine tasting will take you through several different selections of wine (including red, white, and rosé), explaining the region it comes from, notable features, and the production process to grow the grapes and create the wine.

Some of these Nice wine tours focus exclusively on wine tastings, and some include visits to beautiful, idyllic vineyards just outside the city. This is a lovely and quintessential “French” thing to do when you visit Nice!

No time to read the whole article? Here’s my top pick:

Wine Tastings in the French Riviera Countryside Tour

This small group, full-day tour from Nice takes you to three gorgeous and unique wineries, plus a stop in a charming village for lunch. It’ll be an idyllic day sipping wines in the French countryside.

Wine Tours In the City of Nice

The following wine tours take place in the Old Town of Nice and are super convenient for adding to an afternoon in the city.

1. Wine Tasting in Nice Old Town

4 glasses of white wine with wine swirling around with lights in the background.

Rating: 4.94 out of 5 stars | Read all reviews here
Tour Length: 2 hours

This wine tasting experience lasts 2 hours and takes place in a cozy wine shop right in Old Town, so it’s easy to add to your Nice itinerary. Your knowledgeable host will guide you through the experience of tasting French regional wines, teaching you about the region and the types of wines you are tasting.

You’ll taste a variety of red wine, white wine, and rosé while you’re guided through the process of sampling each bottle of wine.

Best For: If you want a low cost and low time commitment activity, but still sample and learn about French wines.

👉Check rates and availability for this wine tasting here

2. Provencal Food and Wine Walking Tour in Nice

20-25 stuffed vegetables dishes with tomatoes and peppers on top of an aluminum foil covered wood barrel there are 2 bottles of white wine with a cup filled halfway.

Rating: 4.74 out of 5 stars | Read all reviews here
Tour Length: 3 hours

On this walking food and wine tour in Nice, is just so dang fun. You’ll visit some of the best markets and specialty food shops and sample the best of French and Nicoise cuisine. When I did this tour, we sampled so many delicious foods – as someone who’s been to Nice 3 times, there were still new things to try!

As part of the tour, you’ll also have the opportunity to sample olive oil produced in the region (delicious!), and do a small wine and cheese tasting as well.

You’ll try ~20 samples of different foods, presented by a really delightful guide, who is knowledgeable about the region and the cuisine, and shares lots of interesting facts and stories.

This is a small group tour to maintain a high-quality experience for everyone, lasts about 3.5 hours, and takes place in the heart of Nice.

👉Check rates and availability for this food and wine tour here

Wine Tours Nearby Nice (in the Countryside)

The rest of the Nice wine tours on this list take place in the countryside around Nice and are perfect as a half-day or full-day tour. They all give you a lovely and unique experience with French vineyards and wine!

3. Small Group Provence Vineyard Tours + Wine Tastings

One of the best vineyards in France with rows of grapes and other fruit. There is a small wood village on the other side of the vineyard.

Rating: 4.93 out of 5 stars | Read all reviews here
Tour Length: 8 hours

On this multi-stop tour of Provincial wineries, you’ll travel in an air-conditioned van to visit 3 different and unique vineyards near Nice. You’ll tour the vineyards and cellar, and learn about the whole process of wine production, then enjoy wine-tastings led by an expert sommelier.

You’ll get a long stop for lunch in a nearby quaint village in the middle of the day before continuing on your wine tour. The countryside and vineyards are all beautiful, with spectacular views.

👉Check rates and availability for this Provencal wine tour here

4. Private Provence Vineyard Tours and Wine Tastings

Rating: 4.94 out of 5 stars (50 reviews) | Read all reviews here
Tour Length: 8 hours

This private Provence Wine Tasting tour near Nice is perfect for anyone wanting a private, intimate experience with just your group, your guide, and the vineyards.

On this excursion, you’ll tour and taste your way through three different vineyards, learn about winemaking and its history in France, and indulge in 15 different wines throughout the day.

The estates that you’ll visit are delightfully historic and beautiful, and have been making wines in the region for hundreds and hundreds of years. You’ll have plenty of time to take your time and savor the wine, the setting, and the experience.

👉Check rates and availability for this private wine tour here

5. Tour of Saint Paul de Vence + Winery Near Nice

A stone staircase leading up to a boulangiere and a vine against the wall.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars | Read all reviews here
Tour Length: 4 hours

This half day village + winery tour takes you to the absolutely adorable Provencal village of Saint-Paul-de-Vence, where you’ll have time to wander the narrow, cobblestoned streets and explore this artsy, hilltop, medieval village.

We loved Saint Paul-de-Vence, it’s truly such a charming, picture-perfect town.

After that, you’ll head to a local winery, where you’ll enjoy a tour of the vineyard and a wine tasting overlooking the vineyard and hills of the French countryside.

This is a great option if you want to combine a village tour and a winery tour.

👉Check rates and availability for this wine + village tour here

6. Private Organic Wine & Provence Food Tasting Tour

A field of grape rows along the French Rivera on a dirt and rock path.

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars | Read all reviews here
Tour Length: 4 hours

This organic wine and provincial food tasting tour is a private excursion, meaning it’s only your group, and can thus be customized to your liking.

You’ll visit two very different vineyards near Nice, one family-run and one more upscale. Get a tour of the grounds and the cellar, and learn about the production of the wines, from grapes all the way to the finished product.

Enjoy tasting a variety of wines, plus a selection of Provincial cheese, olives, and desserts.

This intimate experience is perfect for anyone wanting a relaxing and idyllic day in the countryside of France.

👉Check rates and availability for this private wine tour here

7. E-Bike Tour of Countryside and Vineyards with Wine Tastings

Two pikes parked against a stone wall with bushes on top. The bushes are changing color and reflect the colors of the sky with gray clouds circling around. The street sign points to one of the best vineyards of Nice.

Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars | Read all reviews here
Tour Length: 5 hours

This idyllic e-bike and wine tasting half day tour that takes you through the beautiful French countryside on a e-bike. You’ll enjoy the views of rolling hills and the sea as you bike along (aided by the motor on the e-bike), and then visit a nearby winery for a wine tasting.

Learn about the process of growing grapes and producing wine, and taste some of the wine that is made at the estate. After your tour, you’ll enjoy a picnic lunch on the grounds.

This tour is small group (max 10 people) to ensure a good experience, and the electric bikes make biking through the countryside enjoyable and not too strenuous.

👉Check rates and availability for this e-bike wine tour here

How Many Days Do You Need in Nice

I think 2 days in Nice is the perfect amount of time to see the city, and then I’d plan another 1-5 days for day tours around Nice (such as the ones on this list!). There’s so much to see in the area!

Final Thoughts on the Best Nice Wine Tours

Southern France is such a special area for many reasons, but in the realm of food and drink, there are many unique regional foods to eat in Nice and local wines to sample.

If you’re looking for a fun wine tour to do during your stay in Nice, there is certainly something perfect for you on this list! Salut!

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