Languedoc-Roussillon

Château de Paraza

Lying in the heart of the village of Paraza, the Château of Paraza is one of the oldest estates in the South of France dedicated to growing vines. It was founded by the De Girard family in the 17th century and remained in their ownership up until 2006, when it was acquired by Annick and… Read more »

Château Pech Latt

Certified Organic in 1996, but practicing organic since 1984, Château Pech Latt is one of the early Corbières vineyards to capitalize on their terroir. Situated near the idyllic town of Lagrasse, the vineyard is 130 hectares (320 acres) of beautiful land, bounded by hills on 3 sides, and divided into parcels, each planted with a… Read more »

Domaine de Courbissac

Despite the periodic declarations that the Languedoc is on the cusp of becoming the “next big thing,” it has remained largely an afterthought in the minds of retailers and restaurateurs and fairly unknown by consumers. Over the last 25 years, European Cellars has represented a fair number of growers from the various appellations that stretch from… Read more »

Domaine de la Ferrandière

Between the Corbières and Minervois, 12 miles from Carcassonne and 25 from the Mediterranean, lies the Ferrandière Estate. It dwells on the site of ancient wetlands amidst the hills and mountains of the Languedoc, cut off from the sea during the uplift that raised the Pyrenees. This brackish lake, with its unpleasant and unhealthy climate,… Read more »

Domaine Lafage

Jean-Marc and Eliane Lafage farm 160 hectares of vines located just south of the capital of French Catalonia, Perpignan. Some of their vineyards are situated a few kilometers from the Mediterranean, while others can be found in the foothills of the Pyrenees. This range of sites allows them to make refreshing whites, concentrated reds, and… Read more »

Le Paradou

Le Paradou is a project created by brothers Alexandre and Frédéric Chaudière, whose family produces some of the most well respected wines in the Ventoux at Château Pesquié. Sourced from two sites with unique and raw materials, the wines carry the name of the Chaudière’s centuries-old farmhouse, Le Paradou, which was built in the 12th… Read more »

M. Chapoutier Bila-Haut

Purchased by Michel Chapoutier in 1999, Bila-Haut is located in the best part of the Languedoc called the Côtes du Roussillon. Historically the site was one of the first areas planted for viticulture by the Greek Mariners and has been continuously a wine region known for making top quality wines. The House of Bila, the… Read more »

Michèle Capdepon

Located in the village of Villelongue d’Aude (35km south of Carcassonne), Domaine des 3 Fontaines (Michèle Capdepon) has a rich history in the Limoux appellation. Producing five sparkling wines from their 80 hectares of vineyard (198 acres), the Capdepon family has a rich history in Limoux that runs 400+ years deep. One of the first… Read more »

Novellum

Someone once made an unflattering comparison between Chardonnay and a part of one’s anatomy best left unmentioned, saying “everyone’s got one, no one wants to hear about yours.” Sadly, Chardonnay is a victim of its own success and frequently a punch line, despite being one of the most highly esteemed wines in its guise of… Read more »