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Plan Your Next Montpellier Wine Tour

Planning your next trip to Montpellier? Dreaming of spending your days attempting to find the best wine tour in France? Yearning for a taste of the authentic South of France wine tour experience that the region is known for throughout the world? Check out these wine tour tips before planning your next trip to Montpellier, France.

What is oenotourisme?

Oenotourisme (AKA the love of a good glass of wine)

Oenotourisme is the French term for “wine tourism,” making reference to the Greek root word “oînos” meaning “wine”. France is a country known the world over for its oenotourisme. Each geographical region has its own specialties and particularities.

In this article, we’ll be focusing on the Languedoc-Roussillon region of France, in the South-central part of the country. Specifically, we’ll be discussing wine tour options around Montpellier.

Oenotourisme in the Montpellier area

Montpellier is a large university town on the Southern Mediterranean border of France. The population of the entire Montpellier metropolitan area (made up of 31 communes altogether) was about 460,000 in 2015. As any historic city in the South of France, food and drink make up a very large part of the region’s culture and identity. Of course, wine is certainly no exception to the rule.

Wine has long since played a role in the development of the culture, as well as the local economy, in the Montpellier region. If you’ve ever seen a bottle of Red labeled as “Coteaux du Languedoc,” you’ll know that it came from the Montpellier area of France.

Pic Saint Loup: the wine of the region

A view of the beautiful Pic Saint Loup mountain in the distance.

But it’s not just any old bottle of wine that is known for its reputation in the region. Specifically, the Montpellier region is known in wine connoisseur circles for its AOP (Appellation d’Origine Protégée), otherwise known as the Pic Saint Loup.

The Pic Saint Loup is the name of a large mountain in the Occitanie region of France, approximately 20 kilometers (12.5 miles) to the North of Montpellier. It is there that over 20 local vineyards line the mountain range. The fertile Méditerranean land lends itself stunningly well to the growth and harvest of the many thousands of grapes that will soon be turned into yet another delicious bottle of Pic Saint Loup, named for the region from which it comes. Interested in trying a glass for yourself? Luckily, with so many different vineyards in the area, you can choose from any number of wine tasting tours you’d like. Let’s take a look at a few of your options.

Choose the best wine tour excursion in Montpellier for you

Get ready to be blown away by some of the exquisite wines from the Pic Saint Loup.

We’d like to help ensure you have an incredible wine tasting experience during your time in Montpellier. So, we’ve gathered together the details of some of the best vineyards in the area all in one spot right here. That way, you’ll have everything in one place as you’re planning your wine tasting tour through the vineyards in the South of France, and you can schedule your days and nights accordingly.

Our vineyard recommendations in the Pic Saint Loup:

+33 04 67 55 32 74
Open for tastings from Monday to Saturday, 10:00-12:30 and 2:30-6:30.
Closed Sunday and holidays.

+33 04 67 55 11 12
Open for tastings Wednesday and Friday, 3:00-7:00.
Saturday, 10:00-7:00.
Appointments available.

+33 04 67 55 20 97
Open for tastings:

Sep-June:
Monday to Friday, 10:00-12:00 and 2:00-6:00.
Saturday, 10:00-12:00 and 3:00-6:00.
Closed Sunday and holidays.

July-Aug:
Monday to Saturday, 10:00-12:00 and 3:00-7:00.
Closed Sunday and holidays.

+33 04 67 55 27 53
Open for tastings from Tuesday to Friday, 5:00-7:00.
Saturday and Sunday, 10:00-12:00 and 4:00-8:00.
Appointments available.

+33 04 67 59 00 08
Open for tastings by appointment only, which you can make here.

+33 04 67 55 35 17
Open for tastings from Monday to Friday, 6:00-8:00.
Saturday, 10:00-8:00.
Appointments available Sunday.

+33 04 67 59 01 00
Open for tastings from Thursday to Saturday, 3:30-6:30.
Appointments available.

+33 04 67 55 31 20
Open for tastings from Monday to Friday, 9:00-12:00 and 1:00-6:00.
Saturday, 10:00-1:00 and 2:00-6:00.

+33 04 67 67 26 16
Open for tastings:

In summer:
Monday to Saturday, 10:00-1:00 and 3:00-7:00.
Appointments available Sunday.

In winter:
Monday to Saturday, 10:00-1:00 and 3:00-6:00.
Appointments available Sunday.

+33 04 67 54 73 45
Open for tastings Sunday to Friday, 9:00-12:30 and 2:00-6:00.
Saturday, 10:00-12:30 and 2:00-6:00.
Every 1st and 3rd of the month, 10:00-12:30.

Planning your wine tour in Montpellier

Break open a bottle of your newest favorite wine while staying at La Comédie de Vanneau in the South of France.

If you are planning a wine tasting excursion to Montpellier in the future, and you’re looking for comfortable, local accommodations that won’t break the bank, consider La Comédie de Vanneau. We offer eight furnished, fully-equipped, live-in ready apartments in Montpellier and Palavas-les-Flots (a small beach town adjacent to Montpellier).

Each apartment can sleep up to four people at once, so the more the merrier for your vineyard tour! Consult our website for more information, including photos, a list of appliances, and reviews from our previous clients. By reserving directly on the website, you’ll be receiving the lowest price guarantee!

So, what are you waiting for? Go forth and plan an unforgettable wine tour! We hope that this experience will be a lovely memory for you and your loved ones as you explore our beautiful region in the South of France.


Publié le :25 septembre 2020  -  Catégorie :English, Montpellier, Nos astuces, Notre belle région, Wine  -  Mot clé :, , , , ,


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