Outsiders Wine Tourism

Several members of the Outsiders offer dedicated wine tourism attractions.

Domaine Treloar

16 Traverse de Thuir, 66300 Trouillas, near PerpignanTel : 0468950229Email : info@domainetreloar.com

Opening Times : 09 :00 – 18 :00 Saturday, Tuesday and Thursday year-round.

Tours and Visits :

“How Wine is Made”. An educational tour of the vineyard and historic winery, with the winemaker, in English or French, followed by a tutored tasting of the wines of the domaine. You will learn about how the combination of terroir, vineyard management and winemaking decisions determine the style and quality of wine. Cost 10€ per adult. By reservation.

A home-cooked lunch at the domaine may be included for 15€ per person. By reservation 24 hours in advance.

Accommodation

The “Cellarmasters House” is separate 3 bedroom gite in the winery grounds with private garden available year-round. Weekly rates from 350€ to 700€. Also available for the weekend from 160€.

Details, prices and availability can be found on http://www.ownersdirect.co.uk/france/FR6555.htm.

Domaine de Combebelle

Combebelle Le Haut, 34360 Villespassans, St ChinianTel /Fax : +33 (0)4 67 38 09 86 Email : wine@combebelle.com

Opening Times : 16:00 – 19:00 Thursday to Sunday from April to October.

Tours and Visits :

Group visits & tastings cost €30 for a group of 1-6 people, then €5 per additional person. By reservation.

Accommodation

“Les Vigneronnes” gite available throughout the year. The Gîte is a south facing detatched 2-bedroom house with large new kitchen, bathroom and spacious living/dining room which sleeps 4-6 people. A studio annex which can sleep 4 people in 2 bedrooms with its own shower/WC also forms part of the gîte. Use of the owner’s 12m swimming pool is provided.

http://www.combebelle.com/combebelle-gite/combebelle-gite.cfm

Domaine O’Vineyards

885 Avenue de la Montagne Noire, 11620 Villemoustaussou, near CarcassonneTel : 0630189910 /  0468108918Email : ryan@ovineyards.com

Opening Times : Every day, year round, by appointment.

Simple tastings for groups of less than six are free.

Tours and Visits

Winery Tour (2 hours)

Visit the cellar and winery and talk about the winemaking process. We taste young wines from tank and barrel and you can learn how tasting young wine is different than commercially-available wine.

We can walk through the vines and talk about the soil composition, trellis system, varietals, pruning methods, or anything else that interests you.

In the comfort of our reception room, taste our older vintages that are bottled and ready for sale. Hot hors d’oeuvres accompany this part of the tasting.

Cost 25€ per person. Lunch may be included with the tour for an additional 25€ per person.

Winemaker Workshops (full day)

Shadow a winemaker for a day at O’Vineyards in one of our specially tailored Winemaker Workshops. Pick one of our popular programs or design your own by emailing us. Eat a five course lunch with the winemaker and family at our Table d’Hôte (with lots of wine included). Cost 95€ per person.

For more information, see http://ovineyards.com/english/visits/ 

Accommodation

Chambre d’Hótes. Four guest rooms available at 150€ per room per night, including breakfast. See http://ovineyards.com/lodging/bookings/for more information.

Domaine de Cébène

34600 Caussiniojouls 34600 (5 km away from Faugères)

Tel : + 33 (0)6 74 96 42 67             Email : bchevalier@wanadoo.fr     www.cebene.fr

Opening Times :  By appointment.

 

Tours and Visits:

Visit a vineyard with astonishing terroir and discover the taste of schist, with the winemaker, in English, German or French.

Group visits & wine tastings cost €60 for a group of 1-6 people, then €10 per additional person.

By reservation. Locally-made charcuterie accompanies the tasting in the authentic, traditional cellar.

A picnic lunch may be included with the tour, in the beautiful vineyards of the estate. Contact Brigitte Chevalier for details.

Accommodation

In a few months, the gîte (8-10 people) will be renovated, including swimming-pool. Situated in the middle of the + 70 years old vines of the estate, upon a hill, with breathtaking views. Contact Brigitte Chevalier for more information.

 

Chateau Rives-Blanques

11300 Cépie, near Limoux

Tel : 0468314320 Email : 2010@rives-blanques.com

Opening Times :  By appointment.

 

Tours and Visits:

Visits and tours at any time by appointment. Groups up to 15 people can be accommodated by special arrangement. Recommended by La Revue du Vin de France as one of the top ‘must visit’ vineyards.

Domaine de Calet

30640 Beauvoisin, near Nimes

Tel : 04667353 Email: domaine.calet@wanadoo.fr

Opening Times :  Monday to Saturday 09:00 – 12:00 and 14:30 – 19:00

 

Tours and Visits:

Guided tours around the vineyard and the winery which culminate in a tasting of the Domaines wines. The tour and tasting cost 8€ per head.

Lunches can be provided for groups by reservation. Prices range from 20€ – 45€ per head.

Children are welcome.

Accommodation

3 fully equipped apartments. All bedding is provided. Each apartment sleeps 2 to 4 people. For more information see http://www.domaine-de-calet.com/gite1I1.html.

Domaine Sainte Croix

11360 Fraïssé des Corbières

Tel : 0685676388 Email: domaine@saintecroixvins.com

Opening Times :  by appointment

 

Tours and Visits:

Visits and tours around the vineyard with the winemaker, in either French or English are avilable at any time of the year, by appointment only. Groups can also be acommodated.

Accommodation

No accomodation is available, but please contact the domaine directly for information on local gites and chambres d’hotes.

Domaine Sainte Rose

34290 Servian

Tel : 0467390754

Opening Times :  by appointment (monday – friday only)