CastelBarry. This artisan’s cooperative, a flagship vineyard among the Coteaux du Languedoc, is located on one of the finest terroirs in Occitania. Savour the rich flavours, taste of the terroir and the authenticity of the wines at a wine-tasting in the cellar. You will find a warm welcome, quality wines in all 3 colours and a professional team. A wine tourism tour is available on request.
5 Place François Villon in Montpeyroux
Tel : 04 67 96 61 08 - www.castelbarry.com
Château Capion: the new team at the Chateau offers a new range of wine, in all three colours and already winning medals, from its 45ha. of vines on an exceptional terroir at the heart of the Terrasses du Larzac.
The vines are worked with a full respect for the environment, the grapes are hand-harvested from selected micro-parcels and the wine is aged in barrels using the latest wine-making equipment. The Chateau is adding wine-tourism to its portfolio with cultural exhibitions and visits to the wine cellar, terroir and its historic buildings and grounds.
Chemin de Capion, 34150 Aniane.
Tèl: 04 67 57 71 37
Domaine de la Rouquette.
This winery can be found on the shores of the Mediterranean, 2 1/2 miles from the centre of Marseillan along the road to Mèze. The vineyard enjoys a Mediterranean climate and is bathed by a sea breeze, a light west wind called "Le Vent des Dames" (lou labech in dialect). It blows in the heat of summer, cooling the vineyard and helping to produce very aromatic wines. Brigitte and Henri Barde look forward to offering you a tasting of their wine range.
Chemin des Domaines - Route de Mèze - 34340 MARSEILLAN - Tel : 06 14 55 29 22 - www.domainedelarouquette.fr
Domaine de Montplo. Located on the slopes to the west of Béziers at 200 m in altitude, the Domaine de Montplo combines all the charm and generosity of the Appellation Saint-Chinian area. This locality has stony clay soils and benefits from an advantageous exposure to the sun. Here, the winemaker and producer Jean-Michel Consul offers a range of creative red and rosé wines and his Louise vintage is regularly selected in the appellation’s "Virtuose" category. In Cruzy, visits, tastings and sales by appointment Tel 04 67 24 97 92/06 89 42 97 70. www.domaine-de-montplo.com
Domaine La Yole. Wine has been produced at La Yole since 1771, but the Roman relics found on the estate prove that there have been vineyards here since the birth of Christ. Today, the estate offers a variety of white, rosé, red and sweet wines produced on clay limestones and silica sands, together with a range of local products with southern flavours.
Address: CS 10715-34350 Vendres
Tel. : 04 67 37 33 87 - www.domainelayole.com
The Richemer cellars. The Caves Richemer were created by the fusion of the cooperative cellars in Agde and Marseillan, and they are located in central Languedoc on the edge of the Thau lagoon. Discover the diversity of their white, rosé, red and sparkling IGP Côtes de Thau range, which is available from their cellars on the port in Marseillan town, in Marseillan-Plage and in Agde. The award-winning "Terre & Mer" range, which is produced from traditional grape varieties, the Marselan (red and rosé) and the Terret Blanc, are all ideal for accompanying shellfish, fish and seafood. In the summer, wine tours and a variety of activities are organised. Tel. 04 67 77 20 16. www.richemer.fr
Tours et Terroirs : There is a centuries-old wine growing tradition in Aniane and Gignac. The wine producers have joined forces to produce a range of wine which is sold in the two local wine cellars. Historical Languedoc and 'enhancing' grape varieties are all cultivated in order to extract the best from this special terroir which covers the Larzac plateau and St Guilhem le Désert. It is sold in BIB boxes and bottles. These wines are characterised by a freshness and complexity which continually wins them praise.
In Gignac 10 avenue Marcel Albert, 04 67 57 51 84 and in Aniane au 18 avenue de Gignac 04 64 57 03 42. www.tours-et-terroirs.com and www.facebook.com/toursetterroirs/