There are many themed holidays for you in the Cévennes. One of the favourite themes is wine and its many wine trails. Ideally located in between Montpellier and Millau, the Domaine d’Anglas is one of the references for wine tourism in the Languedoc and in the whole of France! Indeed, with its 4 star campsite located at the heart of an organic vineyard, the Domaine d’Anglas won the gold medal in April 2020 for wine tourism trophies in the category “Stay on Spot“. Don’t miss out and come and try out wine tourism in the Cévennes.
What is wine tourism in the cevennes ?
Are you a wine fanatic that also loves green tourism? Do you wonder what wine tourism is? Wine tourism is all about discovering the universe of vines and wine making with the wine producer. It a special moment to go and visit the winemaking Domaine that will welcome you in its cellar and in the storehouse. You will get to discover and understand how wine is made, all about the wine maker’s philosophy, the history of the Domaine and the cultural legacy. This moment of explanations is then followed by a commented wine tasting and by the purchase of your favourite bottles!
Wine tourism is the perfect excuse to go travelling. You will be able to discover all the wine producing regions of France. There are the more famous ones like Bordeaux, Alsace but the Languedoc is less well known but becoming very interesting. Indeed, the Languedoc wines have undergone many changes in the last 30 years. Many new passionate winemakers are firm believers in the potential of the region and have managed to produced some of the best wines of the Languedoc. The vines are no longer only situated in the plains but are now mainly on the hillsides. Thanks to all these new techniques and passionate people, the wines of the Languedoc are now recognised nationally and worldwide!
Innovation-wise, wine tourism is the new emerging trend of the 21st century. For epicureans, it is the promise of the discovery of new flavours but also a perfect time to discover local gastronomy!
For families, Wine Tourism translates as a way to explore French culture and traditions. These visits underline the importance of the associating winemaking and the surrounding environment: history, culture, architecture. These visits are also interesting for children as there are many activities on offer.
This trip can be moment of sharing. As a couple, with your family or with friends, make the most of this new experience in the sensory world of wine for a day, during a week-end or even during a longer holiday.
Winemaking domains that offer experiences of wine tourism don’t lack imagination! They will greet you in their castle, their house or their campsite. They will create for you an all-inclusive holiday to make the most of this unique adventure. From the visit to the cellar, to a walk in the vines and to the moment you finally get to taste wines and tasty savoury morsels to bring the best of the flavour of each wine out, you will be overcome!
Wine tourism in the South of the Cévennes
France is well known for its vineyards and wines, especially the south of the country thanks to its vineyards warmed by the sun along the Rhône, in Provence and in the Languedoc.
Within these wine-making regions have you ever heard of the Terrasses du Larzac? Not yet? So this is the perfect time to come and discover these elegant and refined wines. This new AOC (Appellation d’origine contrôlée, protected orgins) created in 2014 covers the land to the north-west of Montpellier. This protection regroups many passionate and ambitious winemakers looking to always improve the quality of their wines.
In between the plains of the Hérault and the plateau of the Larzac, the gorges of the Hérault have a Mediterranean climate that is perfect for the production of these wines. Here, the domains are small family run businesses, whose objectives are to produce good wines in harmony with nature. Thus, the heirs and winemakers of the south of the Cévennes had no choice but to open their domains to wine fanatics so that everyone could discover these wines.
It is well known that 1 holidaymaker in 3 ranks good wines and good food as the most important factors of a good holiday. It is therefore natural for those who love the south of France to want to share their art of living. Thus, the vineyards of the Cévennes like the Domaine d’Anglas have created a space to meet people. These discoveries always rhyme with friendliness and professionalism and the incarnation of their cévennol origins by accommodations, restaurant, wine tasting….
Domaine d’Anglas: campsite and organic vineyard
Located in the South of the Cévennes National Park, the Domaine d’Anglas, 4 star campsite and organic vineyard is one of the unmissable places of wine tourism in the Cévennes. The campsite lies along the edge of the Hérault river and is surrounded by 12 hectares of wines and 115 hectares of nature to go and explore.
Here nothing is left to chance. In a 100% natural environment, you will get to stay in a riverside campsite with comfortable and unusual accommodation such as: gipsy caravans, a winemaker’s hut, a wooden chalet… You will get to have a wine tasting session of organic and sulphite free wines at the Domaine d’Anglas wine shop. You can also register for a Winemaker’s Night like the Wine and Cheese Tour.
But that isn’t all! the is also a circuit which takes you round the organic vineyard on foot or by bike. You will be able to try our tasty chef’s dishes made from local produce at the campsite restaurant La Bergerie. All the dishes can be accompanied by a bottle of wine of the Domaine d’Anglas. From the campsite, you can also make the most of its many view points and the 300 m2 natural swimming pool!
Thus, at the campsite and the organic vineyard of the Domaine d’Anglas, experience much more than a simple holiday! It is an unforgettable moment of wine tourism in the Cévennes!