The Luberon is a land of eating and drinking pleasure.
As a perfect accompaniment to the appellation’s wines, let yourself be tempted by the local produce, food from colourful markets and regional specialities.
is part of Provençal heritage and has an important place in Mediterranean cuisine. Green, purple and black olives can be found in the markets. In Provence, the green table olive varieties are Picholine, Lucques, Amellau, Belgentéroise, de Salon and Salonenque. The black olive varieties are Tanche, Love de Nyons, Cailletier, olive de Nice and Grossanepes.
The natural flavour of the olive is characterized by varying degrees of bitterness. Tapenade and olive oil are the main olive-based specialties.
The Provençal market is an “art de vivre”.
The varied, colourful stalls of traditional markets are fragrant with local produce: fruit and vegetables plump with sunshine, culinary herbs, lavender honey, flowers, olives and olive oil… No lack of inspiration or ingredients for dishes to match the AOC Luberon wines.
... is bred around Apt up as far as Mount Ventoux. The sheep enjoy the good life, grazing to their heart’s content on the tender, scented grass of the garrigue and breathing in the fresh air of the high plateaux.
Whether a leg of lamb in garlicly cream, chops or kebabs with herbs, Luberon lamb is the perfect accompaniment to an AOC Luberon red wine.
A blend of flavours
The reds and the rosés lend themselves wonderfully well to outdoor eating: grills, vegetable terrines, provençal stuffed vegetables.
The whites go well with a seafood salad or small goats’ cheeses.