Wines from the south of France
The South of France is famous for its good wines as well as for its gastronomic specialties, the richness of its soils and the softness of its climate. Do not miss the tasting!
Fourth wine region of France by its production, the vineyard of South-West regroups 29 denominations protected. From the coasts of Millau to Béarn through Gaillac and Tursan, the different grape varieties of the South-West are connected by the paths of Compostelle and can also be discovered during a tour of wine tourism.
The land of the Landes is rich with two protected denominations: the Landes (formerly « wine country lands of the Landes ») and the Tursan. The name Landes includes the wines of Côteaux-de-Chalosse, Côtes-de-l’Adour, Sands-of-the-Ocean, and Sable-Fauves. The Tursan is an AOC wine produced on a vineyard on horseback between the Landes and the Gers. The Tursan grape variety is the origin of white, rosé and red wines. Enjoy your stay in one of our five Landes campsites to taste them! The proximity of the Bordeaux vineyards also invites you to discover the wines of the land of the Landes de Gascogne, and in particular the appellations of controlled origin of Graves, in the south-bordelais. Wine tours followed by tastings allow you to learn a lot about the winemaking process.
Wine of Gironde
The Gironde region has 500 wine-growing communes and 60 appellations of origin, for nearly 90% of red wines and just over 10% of white wines. When you stay in the Bassin d’Arcachon, the Graves region is the wine region closest to Bordeaux. You will be able to discover there the wines of denominations Graves and Pessac-Léognan, of the same family of reds as Médoc. Only fifty kilometers from Lège-Cap Ferret, several castles and wineries are open to visitors: the Haut Nouchet, in the heart of the Pessac-Léognan appellation, offers tours followed by tastings and workshops. oenology. Château Olivier, renowned for its classified growths, combines the pleasures of an exceptional site with a tasting tour of great wine interest.
South East Wine
From the coasts of Provence to the wines of Languedoc and the wines of Corsica, the South-East is an essential wine region of France. Enjoy your stay in the Hérault or the Pyrénées-Orientales to discover the flavors and freshness world famous.
Wines of Hérault
A land of wine growers, the Hérault is in the heart of Languedoc, one of the richest vineyards in the world and the oldest in France. The Hérault is the land of the famous AOC Côteaux-du-Languedoc (now « Languedoc »), which includes fifteen denominations among which the Pic-Saint-Loup, Clairette of Languedoc, Cabrières or Faugères. Enjoy your stay at Lake Salagou, in the Hérault Valley, to visit vineyards and taste the products of local artisan winemakers. IGP Coteaux du Salagou wine is characterized by the « ruffe », typical red soil of Lake Salagou. A gold medal at the Hérault Valley wine competition, the Mas René Guilhem in Clermont-l’Hérault offers cellar visits and tastings by appointment, just minutes from your 4-star Lac du Lac campsite. of Salagou.
Wines of Pyrénées-Orientales
With its dry wines and well-known natural sweet wines, the territory of the Pyrénées-Orientales has a long wine history. There are 8 appellations of controlled origin. The variety of reliefs and climates of Roussillon has allowed the development of vineyards with their own characteristics. The dry wines are Côtes du Roussillon and Collioure. Natural sweet wines are the subject of AOP Banyuls, Banyuls Grand Cru, Maury, Muscat de Rivesaltes and Rivesaltes. If you want to visit a vineyard or a cellar and enjoy a tasting during your stay at the Marisol on the Mediterranean, think of the House Cazes in Rivesaltes, the Mas Amiel in Maury, the Valmy castle in Argelès, or a little more far to the Grand-Guilhem area in Cascastel-des-Corbières.