One of the best reasons to stay at Villa La Cascade is wine! Languedoc produces some of the best wines in France and visitors to our Languedoc villa will relish the opportunity of sampling wines from the AOC’s of Corbieres, Minervois, Coteaux du Languedoc, Faugères, and St Chinian as well as a host of other wines from across Languedoc.
The region's Mediterranean climate is conducive to growing a wide variety of grapes and the composition of soil in the Languedoc varies from chalk, limestone and gravel inland to alluvial soils near the coast.
Among the Languedoc reds, Grenache, Syrah, Carignan, Cinsault and Mourvedre are major grapes of the Corbières, Faugères, Fitou, and Minervois AOCs whilst Chardonnay is a major white grape, used in the Vin de Pays d'Oc and the sparkling Crémant de Limoux - a favourite at our Languedoc villa. If you’re planning a villa holiday in Languedoc, discovering the great wines of the region can be a hugely enjoyable experience whilst staying at Villa La Cascade.
Vineyards in the Languedoc are typically planted along the coastal plains of the Mediterranean, whilst those in the Roussillon are found in the pretty valleys north of the Pyrenees. In many cases, visitors are welcome to participate in a tasting or degustation before deciding on a purchase of Languedoc wine to bring back to the villa.
Amongst our favourite Languedoc wines are the smooth, classy reds from Minervois la Livinière, Corbières-Boutenac and La Clape. The sweet fortified Muscat de St-Jean Minervois made with the Muscat Blanc à Petits Grains grapes whilst our favourite Vins Doux Naturels "naturally sweet" wines are from Mas Amiel. These are delicious and the vineyards are a short, scenic drive from Villa La Cascade. Book Here