Many regions of France are known for their wines, and Provence is one of them, located at the lower end of the Rhone Valley. Some Provence vineyards ship far and wide; others are far more local, and go out of their way to promote locally.
That's the thought behind this wine festival and market we attended in July in Saint-Remy-de-Provence. For a weekend, the streets of the historic center, especially around the town hall, were filled with tables offering samples and sales of many different wines; other stands provided lunch plates of seafood. On the Sunday, there was a public lunch (we went!) that featured local wines and food specialties.