Domaine Grand Guilhem - Cascastel-des-Corbières
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A.O.P. FitouA.O.C. Rivesaltes, Muscat de Rivesaltes
Domaine
Grand Guilhem

Domaine Grand Guilhem - Cascastel-des-Corbières

Domaine Grand Guilhem - Cascastel-des-Corbières

Domaine Grand Guilhem - Cascastel-des-Corbières

Domaine Grand Guilhem - Cascastel-des-Corbières

Domaine Grand Guilhem - Cascastel-des-Corbières


Domaine Grand Guilhem - Cascastel-des-Corbières
Domaine Grand Guilhem - Cascastel-des-Corbières

The Domaine Grand Guilhem is an organic wine producing property of 12 hectares with a large 19th century house and outbuildings. It lies just above the minute wine producing village of Cascastel which is situated in the Fitou area of Southern France. This is in the region known popularly as Cathar country. It is 25 kilometres from the Mediterranean and the beaches, 30 kilometres south of Narbonne, 40 kilometres north of Perpignan and 40 kilometres south east of Carcassonne. The nearest town with facilities is Durban des Corbières, 6 kilometres from Cascastel, on the D611.

This unusually named region has always been isolated. It is still in the Midi, but without the large number of holidaymakers who seek the sun and the sea in other areas of the South.

Here you will find a land of sun and ever-changing light, old fortress castles with a legendary past, perched on mountain tops, and scattered picturesque villages where older people sit and gossip in the shade of the plane trees their voices barely heard above the murmur of the fountain. Imagine valleys planted with vines, slopes covered by the ‘Garrigue’*, the crests of the hills lashed by the ‘Cers’**, where the encircling horizon is lost from sight. Where the beaches and ‘Etangs’*** are protected from urban development and to which the only visitors are the rose pink flamingoes. At the moment this area remains unspoilt although, as in the case of other parts of the south, it could be taken over and flooded by those who wish to experience a newly fashionable area...
Red Wine = Red Wine White Wine = White Wine Muscat, Natural Sweet Wine  = Muscat, Natural Sweet Wine 
Organic Wine = Organic Wine Rosé = Rosé  
 
  Neither sun or wind can destroy the type of wine that has been developed in this part of Southern France. An unpopulated landscape maybe beautiful but it is never really the land. Thanks to our predecessors the true potential of the earth has been harnessed to produce this unique product. It results from the work of generations of vignerons whose history culminated in the birth 50 years ago of ‘Cru Fitou, the first red wine of the Languedoc to obtain the prestigious “Appellation d’Origine Controlée” (AOC). This wine is cultivated in two areas. To the west it comes from an area in the Corbières Mountain region where the fortress of Aguilar overlooks the plain of Tuchan and Paziols. The other part is nearer the sea where all that remains of the citadal of Leucate are enormous blocks of stone, and at the Château of Fitou itself where there is the remains of a great wall. This was controversial territory claimed by both France and Spain and this land was fought over for many years. In the mountains the vines climb the steep slopes of narrow and enclosed tributaries of the River Berre which irrigates the land of Cascastel and Villeneuve-les-Corbières. The vegetation is that of the garrigue* and maquis**. The slopes of shale are coloured with a range of reds and greys and can be seen everywhere in this arid land where the rocks and stones shine brilliantly in the strong sun and wind. These are the climatic conditions which give Fitou wine its unity.

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Domaine Grand Guilhem - Cascastel-des-Corbières

Domaine Grand Guilhem - Cascastel-des-Corbières

Domaine Grand Guilhem - Cascastel-des-Corbières

Domaine Grand Guilhem - Cascastel-des-Corbières
Opening Domaine Grand Guilhem - Cascastel-des-Corbières:

- 01 march to 31 october
- Monday to Sunday - From 9:00 to 18:30
Aude Tourisme Le Pays Cathare A.O.P. Fitou La Région Occitanie/Pyrénées-Méditerranée Agence française pour le développement et la promotion de l’agriculture biologique
Equipments and Services:
 
  * Parking
* Shop 
* Product tasting
* Pets allowed
  Sightseeing
 
- Château de Peyrepertuse
- Rennes le Château
- Château de Puilaurens
- Château de Puivert
- Château de Montségur
- Aude en Pyrénées
- Quillan
- Gincla
- Salicorne - l'Eau Salée de Sougraigne
- Géobiologie
- Pays de Couiza
- Terres-cathares
- Rennes-les-Bains
- Rennes-le-Château - Le site officiel
- Le Château d'Arques
- La Bouichère - Jardin aux Plantes parfumées
- Le Musée des Dinosaures d’Espéraza
- Saint Hilaire
- Alet les Bains
- Limoux
- The Angel Art Sanctuary
- Elevage des biches de Picarel
- Saint-Paul-de-Fenouillets
- Gorges de Galamus
- Grotte de l'Aguzou
- Carcassonne, 'La Cité'
- Carcassonne, la Bastide Saint-Louis
- Lac de la Cavayère
- Canal du Midi
- Kangaroo park
- Les Quatre Châteaux de Lastours
- L'Abbaye de Villelongue (abbaye cistercienne)
- Le Moulin à Papier de Brousses et Villaret.
- Montagne Noir
- Saissac
- Lac du Lampy
- Fanjeaux
- Monastère de Prouilhe
- Montreal
- Castelnaudary
- Bram
- L'Abbaye de Saint-Papoul
- Lac de St-Ferréol
- Lac de la Ganguise
- Labastide d'Anjou
- Toulouse
- Loisirs sportifs, Randonnées, Escalade, Canyoning
- Le seuil de Naurouze et son obélisque
- Montferrand
- Montolieu
- Caunes-Minervois
- Les Marbrières de Caunes
- Moulin de Pech Rouzaud ou de Benazeth
- Palet de Roland dolmen at Villeneuve Minervois
- Grotte de Limousis
- Le Gouffre géant de Cabrespine
- Moulin de Pech Rouzaud ou de Benazeth
- La Clape
- Terra Vinea
- Narbonne
- Musée Archéologique de Narbonne
- Horreum Romain
- Musée d'Art et d'Histoire
- Cathedrale de Saint-Just et Saint-Pasteur
- Musée Lapidaire
- Maison Natale de Charles Trenet
- Aqua Jet Narbonne
- Narbonne Plage
- Abbey of Fontfroide
- Homps
- Musée de Bizanet
- Ille-sur-Têt - Les Orgues
- Forteresse de Salses
- Les 9 Écluses de Fonséranes
- Musée National d'Ensérune
- Musée de Bizanet
- Bages
- St Pierre des Clars
- Ornaisons
- Lézignan-Corbières
- Minervois Region
- Musée des Potiers Gallo-Romains d'Amphoralis
- Montagne Noir
- Minerve
- Argens-Minervois
- Le Moulin de l'Oulibo - L’Odyssée de l’Olivier
- La Curiosité de L'Auriol (Lauriole)
- Pirat Parc - Attraction Park (Gruissan)
- Mirepoix
 

Fitou

Fitou village, the longest established AOC in the Languedoc region...

Forteresse de Salses

Forteresse de Salses

Leucate Plage

Leucate Plage


Fitou

Fitou A.O.P.

The first "Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée" wine of Languedoc-Roussillon, is only produced in nine small communal areas: FITOU, Caves, Treilles, Leucate and La Palme, which are all beside the sea, between Narbonne and Perpignan, and Cascastel, Paziols, Tuchan, and Villeneuve in the Corbières-Massif. Documents going back as far as Philip Augustus, Louis XIII and Louis XIV bear witness to the long-standing reputation of Fitou wines.Rabelais particularly appreciated "vin de Palme" which now has the "Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée Fitou" label. he vineyards in Fitou are set out on shaly and argilocalcareous soils with exceptional exposure to the sun. The countryside, whose relief consists in parts of hills and slopes and in others of plateaux, has the advantage of a particularly dry climate and is often swept by a high wind, the "Cers"...


Muscats du Languedoc

A.O.P. Muscats du Languedoc

Muscat de Rivesaltes is an appellation for the historic vins doux naturels from a relatively large area of Roussillon, in southern France, covering a total of 99 communes, and the majority of the Pyrenees-Orientales administrative departement. It is the largest single sweet wine appellation in France. Muscat de Rivesaltes wines are made predominantly from Muscat Blanc a Petit Grains and Muscat d'Alexandrie in varying ratios, according to the style desired by the individual producer. Muscat Blanc a Petits Grains is used to bring aromas of exotic and citrus fruits while Muscat d'Alexandrie brings a deeper bouquet of white flowers and ripe stone fruit. Collectively the wines show aromas of peach, lemon, mango and occasionally fresher, herbaceous notes like mint. These aromas all change with ageing, (which take place mostly in the bottle to preserve the fresher aromas) and the wines take on aromas of honey and baked stone fruits...


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  Domaine Grand Guilhem
 
Cellars and Domains
 
Domaine Grand Guilhem
Severine et Gilles Contrepois
1 Chemin du Col de la Serre
11360 Cascastel-des-Corbières
 
Phone +33 4.68.45.86.67
Fax +33 4.68.45.29.58
 
Email -
gguilhem@aol.com

Website -
www.grandguilhem.com
Rates -
Rosé: 12.00 €
White Wine: 14.00 €
Red Wine: 11.50 € to 14.00 €
Muscat de Rivesaltes: 16.50 €
 
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Château
Féodal de Fitou

Château Féodal de Fitou

Fitou castle is a small, stone castle high on the hill above the village of Fitou, known in Europe for his wine. The village itself has dramatically changed last years, as the wines from the Fitou appellation got a better name, and more and more people from the North of France and even Germany, Switzerland or England, bought the houses in the region known for its beauty, closeness to the Mediterranean Sea and a nice climate. Several tiny town houses in Fitou have been nicely restored. You may see them walking through the village up to the castle. The castle’s museum, a slightly home made, may be attractive to visit by small children. They should not look only too close at the torture instruments. Still, they might like everyday court scenes and the alchemist’s workshop.....


Campsite Le Fun - Fitou

Campsite Le Fun - Fitou



In 2 km of Fitou, bordering the Leucate lake, between Mediterranean sea and the scrubland, 10 ha of pines and olive trees. Swimming pool, playground, mini-football, tennis, terrace bar, wine tastings... Friendly family atmosphere. Ideal for relaxing, sports activities and discover the charms of the region..... In a natural setting planted with olive trees and pines, our locations of 90m² + Pitches+, shady or not, are bounded by hedges (laurel thuyias, cypress...)....


Le Clos de Ninon

Le Clos de Ninon - Leucate



Restaurant Le Clos de Ninon in Leucate offers traditional French cuisine with touches of southern influences in warm and friendly surrounds. The menu is sublime and varied with choices from Seafood, to beef fillets, oysters to salads and soups and so much more, all delightful and pleasing to the palate coupled with a choice of selected wines. Events including wine tastings are available at certain times and Restaurant Le Clos de Ninon is open Tuesday to Sunday afternoon, and in the evenings from Wednesday to Sunday...


Hotel Troiz

Hotel Troiz - Fitou



Hotel Troiz, a boutique luxury hotel on the tip of the ancient southern french village of Fitou, is an exclusive retreat that combines the authentic experience of a traditional village stay with unparalleled creature comforts. Mother Nature has blessed the hotel with a monumental setting of luscious vineyards, magical sunsets and panoramic blue skies. This magnificent backdrop is enhanced with the hotel’s fantasy architectural formation of stairs, villa suites bathed in natural light, seductive infinity pool, majestic wrought iron entrances and lush mediterranean gardens. Gorgeous luxury suites in Hotel Troiz are not only prestigious & spacious but unique. Guests experience moments of pure luxury with their own private underground wine cellars, fully stocked at all times. At Hotel Troiz, we believe that real luxury lies in thoughtful and unpretentious service, in discretion, in authenticity and of course, in good food and understanding the culture in which we exist. Our guests can certainly expect the ultimate southern french experience...


Le Toit Vert

Le Toit Vert - Fitou

Guest Rooms - Bed & Breakfast - Gîtes - Chambres d'hôtes

Situated in a small village of the Lauragais area, between Toulouse and Carcassonne, come and enjoy your stay in an unusual accommodation. The owner proposes you to slip yourself in the zigane universe experiencing accommodation into two gipsies caravans called "Campagne and Orientale". They are set on an enclosed ground, next to the owner's house, with terrace, garden furniture, barbecue. Orientale: full equipped living space, kitchen corner, micro-wave, one bedroom with 1 double bed, double nest couch, DVD player, shower-room, toilets. Campagne: full equipped living space, kitchen corner, micro-wave one bedroom corner (bedrecess) with 1double bed, DVD player, shower-room, Toilets. A small bungalow providing DVD, books on the gipsies caravans and tzigane culture, as well as informations on the touristic area. Private parking available....


Auberge
Lou Courtal
des Vidal

Auberge Lou Courtal des Vidal - Fitou



Welcome to Auberge Lou Courtal of Vidal! Country inn and consuming countries Aude. Housed in an old barn, the inn Jean-Luc Vidal offers a rustic setting at will the lovers of old stones. The beams and the exhibition of old photographs of the village give a stamp and an undeniable charm to Courtal. In fine weather, enjoy the huge terrace. The menu on accents Languedoc and Roussillon: the cargolade, the wild boar stew and Cathar Country products labeled as pork and lamb. The grilled fish were added to the house specialties. A lavish buffet of hors d'oeuvres will calm the big appetites and gourmets and fill a pastry chef sets up a buffet of homemade desserts like tiramisu or crumble, twenty in all. All is renewed regularly. A kitchen and a warm, full of generosity....


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