During your stay, explore the region to discover the world of wine ! Many estates and wine cellars offer guided tours and tastings. The opportunitiy to discover the aromatic elegance of the wines and ton learn more about the vineyards of the Hérault.
Seigneurie de Peyrat
On the outskirts of Pézenas, this vast 170-hectare family wine estate organises guided tours of the entire property, including a 17th-century chapel, wall paintings, the majestic gardens and the wine cellars. Your visit will end with a tasting of the estate’s best wines.
Added bonus : if you fancy it, the Seigneurie de Peyrat organises sophisticated picnics in the estate’s shaded courtyard!
Château de Saint-Martin de la garrigue
Just a few kilometres from the Mediterranean, in Montagnac, the 170-hectare estate of the Château de Saint Martin de la Garrigue is open to the public all year round.
During your guided tour of the Renaissance palace, the 10th-century Romanesque chapel and the wine cellars, you’ll learn more about the history of the estate’s 18 grape varieties. Two wines that steal the show during the tasting sessions: “Picpoul de Pinet” and “Grès de Montpellier”!
Domaine de Preignes le Vieux
The promise of a journey back in time when you visit the Château de Preignes le Vieux, a listed historical monument since 1995! Look around the chapel, the vineyard and the wine cellars, before the mysteries behind a traditional wine-making method are unveiled during a tasting session inside this fortress.
Château Saint-Martin de Graves
For the record, French rocker Johnny Hallyday has had his own signature wine here, made with the unique “Terre d’Aumes” grape variety. Whether or not you’re a fan of the artist, this wine château is a prestigious venue for family get-togethers, wedding receptions, birthday parties or anniversary celebrations! Find out
All the charm of the Hérault wine cooperatives
A wine cooperative represents a group of winegrowers who unite to produce wine under a single entity. Around Cap d’Agde you’ll find the Montagnac wine cooperative as well as the two Richemer cooperatives that produce characterful wines quite typical of the Languedoc region.
Created in 1937, the wine cooperative of Montagnac unites 450 men and women in a wine-growing passion in an exceptionally diverse terroir stretching across 2,700 hectares of vineyards.
With its two wine cellars, the Montagnac cooperative has become a reference in the wine-making world.
• Find out more on the “Terroir d’Art et de Nature”tour. The trail features 14 stone statues sculpted by local artists and installed along the way to offer you a mix of wine and art!
The Richemer cellars are the only wine cooperative located by the sea. You’ll find them between the Mediterranean, the Midi Canal and the Thau Lagoon. This geographical location is behind the fresh, elegant notes found in the wines! The cooperative’s 1,000 hectares are planted with typical grape varieties like Terret, Marselan and Piquepoul.
• If you’d like to try them, join one of the tasting sessions that are organised there, as well as cookery workshops. To find out more and enjoy unique panoramic views, you can explore the vineyards by bike with the Mediterranean as your backdrop.
Histories of wines and wines in Hérault
Want to take your family to learn more about the history of Hérault wines? Head for the “De Vins en Découvertes” centre in Montagnac. This interpretive centre explores the Hérault vineyards’ 26 centuries of history.
You’ll learn how production techniques have evolved, how wine estates were formed and organised, about periods of crisis and growth, and much more, on an oenological journey enhanced with interactive features. An activity the whole family can enjoy on a rainy day or just for the pleasure of learning!
When the sun is shining, why not opt for an outdoor exploration among the vineyards? Follow the “’Wine hikes” hiking trails from the wine cooperatives of Florensac, Pomérols, Montagnac and many others, to explore the local wine heritage!
@Cap d’Agde Méditerranée de Vins en Découvertes
The Facebook page you absolutely must visit to keep up with all the day-to-day news from the wine cooperatives and estates, their activities, suggestions for walks in the Cap d’Agde Méditerranée vineyard, and many more great ideas for wine enthusiasts and wine tourism fans.