Omnipresent in the landscapes of Languedoc, the vine is cultivated by professionals passionate about their terroir and eager to transmit their knowledge. During wine tours, winery tours or discovery workshops, get to know Languedoc wines, whose richness is like the variety of settings in which they are produced. From the Mediterranean Sea to the Cévennes via the Pic Saint-Loup and the Canal du Midi, the hinterland of the Hérault and the sandstone of Montpellier, flavors follow one another with the terroirs.
Sea wines on the Languedoc coast
Between land and sea, the coastal vines benefit from a mild and constant climate. Oxygenated by the sea air, white wines go perfectly with seafood and fish. The vineyards to visit enjoy sublime landscapes and offer breathtaking panoramas of the Mediterranean, from the feet of the Cathedral of Saint Peter and Saint Paul in Maguelone as well as from the hills which overlook the Etang de Thau.
The wines of the Canal du Midi
The vineyards of the Béziers region prospered in large part thanks to the canal, which favored the trade in Languedoc wines from the 17th to the 19th century. Witnesses of this golden age, sumptuous mansions with heterogeneous architectural styles still line the vineyards that surround the Canal du Midi. From a Renaissance chateau to an Italian villa via an English-style mansion, the most surprising architectural creations bear witness to the glorious past of Béziers wines: they are called “Languedoc Folies”.
Wines from the heart of Hérault
The Hérault hinterland is as rich in historic sites and architectural marvels as in exceptional vineyards. Cabrières, Saint-Saturnin or Montpeyroux are all names that evoke the flavors of great wines and the richness of generous terroirs. Walks in the heart of the vineyards, vineyard hikes and tastings are offered to curious holidaymakers as well as passionate locals.
PDOs with character
Haut Languedoc is renowned for its internationally known and recognized appellations of Minervois, Faugères and Saint-Chinian: wines with a strong character produced in vineyards laid out on terraces along rivers, on the sides of hills and valleys. The muscat of Saint-Jean-en-Minervois is the only muscat from Languedoc that is not produced on the coast.
Wines from the Cévennes and Pic-Saint-Loup
In grandiose landscapes, the vineyards that descend from the Cévennes to Montpellier undulate around the steep slopes of Pic Saint-Loup. The wines produced inherit the flavors and scents of the garrigue, between pines, holm oaks, cistus and junipers.
Broadly named, “Grès de Montpellier” designates the vineyards that surround the city as those that extend to the borders of Larzac. It includes in particular the Muscat de Lunel, a sweet wine with a protected designation of origin produced on low hills overlooking the Mediterranean.