Occitanie Sud de France: Fall in love with Hérault

The Hérault area wine tour takes you on the road of cellars and vineyards and proposes fun themed journeys for wine enthusiasts: wine and relaxation, wine and cycling, wine and castle visits, etc.

Pic Saint Loup Cévennes

Visible throughout this untamed territory that proudly dominates the Pic Saint-Loup is one of the most beautiful natural sites and hiking spots of Hérault. Recognizable with its spike-shaped tip reaching towards the sky, it watches over the valleys and ravines and offers protection to many species of raptors that nest on its peaks.

The Cévennes offer, with the massive Séranne, a superb panoramic view deep into Hérault or the Vis river. A landscape particularly popular among paragliders and gliding enthusiasts but also by water lovers. The steep terrain is also prized for its climbing spots and via ferrata.

A soil with character where the vines are taming the garigue and feed of its scents to give all their aromas for exceptional wines. Wines that have won a well-deserved recognition!

Pays de Thau and Pays de Pézenas

Hard to find such rich landscapes in terms of perfect communion between nature and how human has been able to enjoy it without creasing them. The vines share the areas cultivated with olive trees. The two form a circus plunging into the quiet and soothing Mediterranean. It is as if natural scenery, culture and architectural corollary converged on the Thau lagoon just before the Big Blue.
This soil allows all that is possible: the original indigenous grape varieties with local specificities and a mix of daring and the very trendy organic kind. Over here, everything is convincing: vines grows happily and people find their joie de vivre. Together, they contribute to the intoxication that nobody seems to be able to decide between the sea spray, the insolent beauty of the sites and the juice produced in this particular and unique microclimate.

Béziers Canal du Midi

Crossed by the Canal du Midi, a Unesco heritage, this country tells the history of wine and the Languedoc. At the foot of the town of Béziers and his lofty cathedral, the site of 9 Fonserannes locks have just been refurbished for its 350th anniversary.

The spectacular work of art by Pierre Paul Riquet reveals a barge or its shady banks. The vine grows on the terraces and stretches vast plain to the Mediterranean. It has brought prosperity in the nineteenth century and its extravagant castles of the vine. She saw the birth of the first wine cooperative in Maraussan in 1905 and the revolt of the winemaker of Midi Rouge in 1907.
Today, on this soil labeled Vineyards and Discoveries, independent and cooperative wineries produce a wide range of wines in IGP and AOC (appelation d'origine contrôlée).

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