When you take the time to stop you can see life pass by, quietly, like the long river that flows through the territory "Hérault Méditerranée" and tells the history of its wine, which goes a long way back into the past.
In the heart of the oldest winegrowing region of France, it was the Greeks and the Romans who planted the first vines on this palette of "terroirs" 2,500 years ago, when the Greeks created the colony of Agathé.
Today this territory still continues to give birth to quality wines marked by the terroir, the sun that colours the grapes during the generous summers, and the passion of the winegrowers who mature them throughout the year.
With nearly 100 estates and cooperative cellars, between Montpellier and Béziers, south of Millau by the A75, the winegrowers invite you to discover exceptional terroirs, landscapes of great diversity and basalt soils that are unique in the Languedoc. They produce a variety of wines, ranging from table wine to prestigious oak aged wines.
The wines are astonishing, whether they are Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée or Vin de Pays : red, white and rosé. They are part of the Hérault art of living, to be discoverd on the sign-posted circuit " La Route des Vignerons et des Pêcheurs" :
The Picpoul de Pinet matches perfectly with the shellfish from the Etang de Thau and the fish from the Golfe du Lion, directly from the Fish Auction of Le Grau d'Agde
The dry or sweet white wine Clairette du Languedoc, Clairette d'Adissan, is enchanting as an aperitif or as an accompaniment to foie gras or cheese
The magnificent Coteaux du Languedoc reds from Pézenas go well with meat, poultry, and cheese, and make for a festive table. Often served in the greatest restaurants - in France and abroad - they are the excellence of Hérault winemaking
The Vins de Pays, including savoury rosés, can be discovered in all their diversity, with grilled meats or on a memorable picnic on the Canal du Midi
A late harvest will reveal the sweet and salty flavours of the famous little pâtés de Pézenas, a sweet onion confit from Lézignan-la-Cèbe or a roasted fig from Nézignan.