Domaine Souviou, a wine and olive oil producer located in the bucolic hillsides of Provence, now has a new home in South Miami, the Domaine Souviou Wine Bar. The Wine Bar boasts a lovely outdoor patio and a wine cellar bar, showcasing high-value, small production wines and olive oils from its vineyard in France, alongside a menu of small Provençal plates. What better way to learn about the wines of Provence than by drinking them? The wine bar is busy every day with wine lovers trying out the delicious Provençal wines.
Domaine Souviou produces red and rosé wines under the Bandol and Côtes de Provençe appellations. Noble grape varieties such as Cinsault, Mourvèdre, Grenache and Carignan are planted in its vineyards. The Domaine also encompasses untouched woodland and hills. Fully restored and brought back to life by owner and polytechnic engineer, Roger Jaar, the property showcases a 15th-century chateau, stone terraces, running rivers and surrounding nature. Guests are transported back to the Renaissance era, with sprawling hills covered in olive trees, some over a thousand years old, with 12 different varietals. Each bears unique fruit used in the Domaine’s xpertly blended oils, picked and pressed by hand to ensure some of the best olive oil on earth.
Domaine Souviou’s Wine Bar menu includes red wines, sparkling wines, rosé, white wines, Champagne, dessert wines, high-end reserve, magnum bottles, as well as several wine and Champagne cocktails. More than 30 wines are offered, from a $6 glass of rosé to a $150 bottle of Château Smith Haut Lafitte 2006, together with several tasting menus.
A carefully-curated Provençal menu pairs perfectly with Domaine Souviou’s wines, offering dishes from snacks of marinated pepper and black olives, Provençal style tarts, ratatouille and crusted baked camembert served with honey-baked pears and walnuts, to escargot with butter, garlic and parsley, and duck foie gras with Armagnac, to name a few. Customized plates for special events include braised lamb shank and lime-marinated sea scallops with green peppercorns and tarragon, infused with Souviou olive oil. For dessert, Domaine Souviou offers a quince tarte tatin with vanilla ice cream and cocons de Souviou.
A specialty boutique area offers Provençal products and cheese accoutrements including Artichoke and Truffle Cream, Duck and Pork Pate with Orange, Mousse of Duck Foie Gras with Truffle, Truffle Honey, Fig Chutney, Fig and Balsamic Jam and Rose Petal Confit, among others. #souviouwinebar @souviouwinebar