Wine culture and terroir
Wine in Aude
Grapes and vines have a long history in our beautiful region.
Discover the vineyards of the region. You are in the birthplace of the world’s first sparkling wine, the famous Blanquette de Limoux.
You will also be charmed by the diversity of this unique wine heritage.
The Aude department now produces a remarkable diversity of wines: red, rosé, white, still, sparkling with a dozen appellations of controlled origin (AOC).
A land of diversity
Just like its landscapes, our territory shines through the diversity of its appellations. Minervois, Corbières, Malepère, Cabardès, Languedoc… as many variations in the glass as there are landscapes under your eyes.
Behind each of these appellations is the discovery of a micro-territory with its fauna and flora, its heritage, but also its winegrowers, women and men of the land concerned with sharing this culture of good living and good drinking.
Vineyards and Discoveries
A label of discovery
The “Vignobles & Découvertes” brand, created in 2009 and awarded by Atout France, guarantees customers quality services and optimal organisation of their stay. Our destination has more than 70 partner service providers in all areas: wineries, accommodation, activities, etc. As a member of this label, we will share with you our favourites and many addresses.
A discovery and meetings
We follow in the footsteps of its professionals among the vines and bunches of grapes, into the bowels of the cellars to discover the secrets of production and then into the cellars for tasting sessions.
The winegrower opens his heart to you to make you live a unique experience. You learn a lot, you often share and you experience a meeting, without artifice, for sure.
The concept attracts, each year, in Grand Carcassonne, visitors curious to discover a terroir, its grape varieties as well as the women and men who grow these wines for our greatest pleasure.
Blanquette of Limoux
An obligatory stopover during your visit to the Aude is Limoux and its famous Blanquette de Limoux. The oldest sparkling wine in the world, it is characteristic of a true art of living, and gives rhythm to local life. A very nice (re)discovery that shakes up ideas about French bubbles.
Blanquette de Limoux, in brut, demi-sec or Ancestral Method, has its place on every table.