Château Prat-Majou-Gay - Laure-Minervois
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Château Prat-Majou-Gay

Château Prat-Majou-Gay - Laure-Minervois

Château Prat-Majou-Gay - Laure-Minervois

Château Prat-Majou-Gay - Laure-Minervois

Château Prat-Majou-Gay - Laure-Minervois

Château Prat-Majou-Gay - Laure-Minervois
Château Prat-Majou-Gay - Laure-Minervois

Château Prat-Majou is situated near the village of Laure-Minervois. A thirty-minute ride from the City of Carcassonne, it is located on the Cathar Castles route, not far from the Limousis cave and from the Cabrespine chasm. A modestly-sized business, we want to be able to take care of our customers in a personalized way. We are proud of our company’s “family size”: it allows us to ensure the traceability of our products. We make our wine with love and care, from the vineyard to the bottle. Our work is done with respect for the land and the vineyard so we can offer products of great quality. That 's why we produce organic wine.
Château Prat-Majou-Gay - Laure-Minervois
Our love for vineyard and wine made us choose this occupation. It is more than work; it is a true calling, a passion that requires constant involvement. This is why we respect our terroir and the ancestral cultivating and wine-making practices that are linked to it, while developing its possibilities to a maximum with the use of modern technical approaches.
Red Wine = Red Wine White Wine = White Wine Rosé = Rosé Organic Wine = Organic Wine
 
 
We are proud of our company’s “family size”: it allows us to ensure the traceability of our products. We make our wine with love and care, from the vineyard to the bottle. Our work is done with respect for the land and the vineyard so we can offer products of great quality. That 's why we produce organic wine.
Château Prat-Majou-Gay - Laure-Minervois
In the 12th century, Laure Minervois belonged to the monastery of Caunes. Its importance comes from the richness of its vineyard, surrounded by fortifications. Former royal city with fortified entrances, its architectural heritage is dense: the Portail Neuf tower, ancient walls, a Roman mausoleum where a general was buried, the dolmen of Saint-Eugène (1800 BC), the Ravelin fountain, a medieval well restored in the 19th century, the Gothic church of Saint-Jean-Baptiste, the crucifix, a vault built under the ruins of a former chapel. In the scrubland, a "Sentier des capitelles" - small dry-stone buildings - has been laid out, allowing visitors to discover around thirty dry-stone shelters built in the plots of land resulting from the sale of the former communal areas to private individuals from 1813 onwards and cultivated with vines and cereals. Today, these huts can be found in the garrigue or under the pine, oak and cypress woods planted in the 19th and 20th centuries after the gradual abandonment of crops. The total number of capitelles is between 150 and 200. If you don't want to walk, please note that at the exit of the village towards Saint-Frichoux, at the Domaine Vignalet, Mr Labadie, winemaker, coachman and storyteller, proposes to show you the vineyard and the capitelles in a horse-drawn carriage.

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Château Prat-Majou-Gay - Laure-Minervois

Château Prat-Majou-Gay - Laure-Minervois

Château Prat-Majou-Gay - Laure-Minervois

Château Prat-Majou-Gay - Laure-Minervois

Château Prat-Majou-Gay - Laure-Minervois
Opening Château Prat-Majou-Gay - Laure-Minervois:

- Visit by appointment 7 days a week - free tasting
- Groups welcome
- Dinner tasting with food & wine pairing and introduction to tasting (20 € / pers.)
Le Pays CathareLES CITADELLES DU VERTIGEQualité Tourisme OccitanieLa Région Occitanie/Pyrénées-MéditerranéeGrands Sites Occitanie
Du Minervois au CarouxAOC-AOP MinervoisSyndicat du Cru MinervoisAgence française pour le développement et la promotion de l’agriculture biologiqueLa Région Languedoc-Roussillon - Sud de France
Mairie de BouilhonnacOffice de Tourisme de TrèbesMairie de Rieux-MinervoisMairie de BadensAude Tourisme
Mairie de Laure-MinervoisMairie d'Aigues-VivesMairie de Saint-FrichouxMairie de Malves-en-MinervoisMairie de Villarzel-CabardèsMairie de Peyriac-Minervois
Equipments and Services:
 
 * Parking
* Free tasting
* Product tasting
* Groups welcome
 Sightseeing
 
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- Abbaye de Fontfroide
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- Château de Termes
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- Lagrasse
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- Caunes-Minervois
- Grotte de Limousis
- Le Gouffre Géant de Cabrespine
- Gorges de Caune-Pont (Gorges de Coynepont)
- Gorges de Gouleyrous
- Gorges de Padern
- Gorges de Pierre Lys
- Gorges du Congoust
- Gorges du Termenet
- Gorges du Torgan
- Gorges du Verdouble et le Moulin de Ribaute
- Grotte de Fontrabiouse
- Grotte de l'Aguzou
- Grottes des Grandes Canalettes
- Les Gorges de Galamus - Saint-Paul-de-Fenouillet
- Pont de Ribaute
- Rivière de St Laurent de la Cabrerisse
- Bulles et Lumières - Maison Guinot - Limoux
- Cathédrale Saint-Just et Saint-Pasteur - Narbonne
- Corbières
- Pyreneeën
- Sidobre
- Terra Vinea - Portel-des-Corbières
- La Réserve Africaine de Sigean
- Musée de l'Abbé Saunière - Rennes-le-Château
- Saissac
- Montagne Noire (Black Mountains)
- Ille-sur-Têt - Les Orgues
- La Curiosité de Lauriole
- Les 9 Écluses de Fonséranes - Béziers
- Eburomagus - la Maison de l'Archéologie - Bram
- Le Jardin Botanique de Foncaude - Feuilla
- Le Labyrinthe des Vignes - Arzens
- Le Petit Train de la Cité de Carcassonne
- Le Petit Train de Narbonne
- Le Sentier Sculpturel de Mayronnes
- Les Calèches de la Cité de Carcassonne
- Les Papillons d'Amarante - Lesparrou
- Moulin d'Omer - Les Maîtres de mon Moulin - Cucugnan
- Musée Archéologique de Peyriac-de-Mer
- Musée de l'Abbé Saunière - Rennes-le-Château
- Musée de l'Ecole - Carcassonne
- Musée de la Chapellerie, Espéraza
- Musée de Paléontologie de Villeneuve-Minervois
- Musée de Préhistoire de Tautavel
- Musée des Arts et Métiers du Livre - Montolieu
- Musée des Automates - Limoux
- Musée des Beaux-Arts - Carcassonne
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- Musée des Potiers Gallo-Romains d'Amphoralis
- Musée du Catharisme - Maison des Mémoires de Mazamet
- Musée du Quercorb - Puivert
- Musée du Verre de Sorèze
- Musée du Vieux Sallèles - Sallèles d'Aude
- Musée Hurepel de Minerve
- Musée Lapidaire - Narbonne
- Musée Mémoires du Moyen-Age - Carcassonne
- Musée National 'Ensérune - Nissan-lez-Ensérune
- Musée Petiet - Limoux
- Maison Déodat Roché - Arques
- Maison de la Truffe - Villeneuve-Minervois
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- Musée & Jardins du Canal du Midi - Revel
- Musée 1900 - Lagrasse
- Musée Archéologique de Narbonne
- Musée Archéologique du Lauragais - Castelnaudary
- Musée d'Art et d'Histoire - Narbonne
- Musée d'art moderne de Céret
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Trèbes

The harbour of Trèbes

Caunes-Minervois

L'abbaye de Caunes Minervois

Palet de Roland dolmen at Villeneuve Minervois

Palet de Roland dolmen at Villeneuve Minervois

 
Sentier Les Capitelles de Laure-Minervois
 
 
Sentier Les Capitelles de Laure-Minervois
 
 
  Capitelles simple dry stone shelters, are evidence of the history and work of the rural world. Laure-Minervois Fortified village, the village of Laure was surrounded by ramparts and a moat. Two towers attest to the ancient fortified wall (Tour Bousquet - nine Portal Tour). The Gothic Church of St. John the Baptist, was rebuilt several times. Some remains: the Church of Buadelle and Romanesque bell tower of Saint Jacques d'Albas. The Mézolieux round: this monument of Gallo-Roman origin is surrounded by vineyards on the old Roman road (Che-min Romieux). Grave of Saint Eugene: this dolmen located in the wood Russol is a vast burial ground dating from the mid Neolithic. The "Heritage Lauranais' association has created and maintains the trail randon- born" the Capitelles"...

 
 
Château de Bouilhonnac vers des Cabanes
dans les Bois
 
 
Château de Bouilhonnac vers des Cabanes dans les Bois
 
 
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 Château Prat-Majou-Gay
 
Cellars and Domains
 
Château Prat-Majou-Gay
Guilhem Pédréno
Prat-Majou
11800 Laure-Minervois

Phone +33 4.68.78.08.57
 
Email -
prat-majou.gay@wanadoo.fr

Website -
www.pratmajougay.fr
Rates
Rosé: 6.50 € 
White Wine: 6.50 €
Red Wine: 6.50 € to 9.50 €
 
Service:

Bike friendlyParkingPets allowedWine tasting
 
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