Wines and vineyards
Corsica is also a jewel case of savors, thanks to the quality of its wines and the variety of its productions.
Corsica has a wine growing region like no other. The only island vineyards in France, they are over 2000 years old and bring together opposing elements.
The diversity of the soils and hillsides that are bathed in sunshine, the influence of the sea and the startling juxtaposition of the microclimates all leave their mark on wines and vineyards that cover a large part of the island.
Corsican vineyards reflect a strong individual identity, one which has ancient roots, and they are home to prestigious and unexpected grape varieties. The wine trails of the island take you on surprising journeys of discovery.
Ajaccio, Corsica, the Corsican coast at Cap Corse, Corsica Calvi, Corsica Figari, Muscat du Cap Corse, Corsica Porto-Vecchio, Patrimonio, and Corsica Sartène: there are numerous itineraries that invite visitors to experience the wines that make up the 9 AOC.
Meet passionate winemakers who will share some of the secrets of these wines already known in antiquity.
These take you through exceptional landscapes and across a protected natural environment by car, on a motorcycle, on foot, on horseback, by bike and by boat. Corsica offers a multitude of discoveries and other activities that are based on wine.
The many gastronomic stops all add to the convivial atmosphere, as do the events and the festivals dedicated to wine which serve to bring people together. The celebrations for Saint Martin are a special moment where visitors can immerse themselves in local traditions.
From mountain to coast, with routes that snake their way through the heart of the vineyards, Corsica’s wine heritage is a pleasure that does not need to be taken in moderation.
Corsica is the only island vineyards of France, dating back over 2000 years!