Languedoc is all about the wine, and we are proud of it! Many really good A.O.P 's "appelation origine protegee" competes in giving you excellent wine for a really fair price. Murviel is A.O.P St. Chinian, and the grape varietys allowed within the A.O.P are syrah, grenache, mourvèdre, carignan and cinsault some examples (and there's plenty more!)
Cave Cooperative, Sca les Coteaux de Rieutort. Here you find really good local wines for good prices. A personal favorite is the red "Schiste" quite characteristic for the region. A tasting is mandatory! The Cave also have new wine releases and occasions for parties, where you can just go and have a free drink and buy something simple to eat. Great ambience at a walking distance!
Domaine la Maurine, in the nearby village of Causses et Veyran, Sébastien Collot produces his wines and are happy to show his Domaine and give you a tasting of his wines. Collot is ambitious and aiming for high quality to a moderate price. Les Secrets de Paul is a favorite! His wines are represented at the table d'hôtes of our Maison.
Domaine Lanye-Barrac a recently started vineyard by the young and very skilled couple Mélanie et Bernhard Backhaus. Bernhard is a skilled and experienced sommelier from Bordeaux and Australia. Their 25 HA, all in one lot, enables them to create the wine they want and are proud of. All grapes are carefully handpicked and selected to give an excellent wine. Organic and bordering on biodynamic, no additives or pesticides are used. The extended family of donkeys, sheep and cows helps out with fertilizing and pruning during the winter and the moon calendar is used to create very interesting wines in a (for the moment) close range. LA RABIDOTE is a personal favorite . Their wines are represented at the table d*hôtes of our maison.
Château Coujan . Family owned in generations, now Florence Guy rules the empire. A lot of peacocks struts the estate and can be enjoyed at your visit. The estate is nearby, situated just outside Murviel. Good wines for moderate prices, especially the white Cuvée Bois Joli Blanc we enjoy. The wines of Château Coujan are represented at the table d'hôtes of our Maison.
Saint Martin de Champs. Father and son Birot makes good wines in a breathtaking surrounding, an old sanctuary for monks traveling to do the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela. The family, has a long history dating back to 1675, when the heritage started with the "first" father and son Birot. They propose a wide range of quality wines, rosés, whites and of course reds for very moderate prices. The estate is within walking distance of D'oc D'or and they willingly arrange wine tastings and a tour of the cave, even in English.
Chateau Viranel. Makes great wine in a wide range. Their prestige wine"V" was rewarded 95/100 by Parker and was given Gold Medal 2014, 2015 and 2016 in "50 best wines of the year". The Estate is tucked away at the foot of the hills above te beautiful village Cessenon-Sur-Orb and have an ancient history built on the reminiscence of a gallo-romaine villa. Wine has been produced here during almost 5 centuries - since 1551. Today the estate is run by the two brothers Nicolas och Arnaud Bergasse –Milhé, who produces great wine with skills, innovative methods and determination. The wines of Château Viranel are represented at the table d'hôtes of our Maison.
Domaine de Ravanés. One more beautiful wine estate, located in the near vicinity of D'oc D'or. At Ravanés, Marc Benin makes prestigious wines at a estate, packed with history dating back to the romans and wisigoths. With somewhat a-typique terroir, Ravanés has a philosophy to make the best wine but not necessarily typically for the region under the label of Pays d'Hérault IGP. Instead, working with new techniques and a wider range of grape varieties, M. Benin manages among his range to make fine wines of more bordeaux character. The wines of Domaine de Ravanés are represented at the table d'Hôtes of our Maison.
Mas des Dames. Another family at heart business, the wine at this estate is made by a female winemaker, Lidewij van Wilgen, who moved to Languedoc from the Netherlands with her family to live her passion. The Mas is located just north of Murviel and agrees to visits on Tuesdays (English) and Thursdays (Dutch and/or English). Good wine for a little upmarket prices, the Estate has won several prices.
Moulin Gimie. Lovely small family business with surprisingly good wines for a very good price, located in the old mill in the village of Capestang. Francois and Christine has made it their hearts business and are always eager and friendly to make you discover their wines. The wines of Moulin Gimie is represented at the table of D'oc D'or.
Faugères: Domaine des Trinités. Small newly established estate, since 2007 by Simon and Monica Coulshaw have in a very short time established a fine knowledge on winemaking, aiming for high quality wines and with lots of interesting ideas. The range give you a very good quality for the money. They also have a high quality wine to die for, the cuvée 42, with a secret of its own for the name giving. Monica and Simon arrange winetastings with walks of the vineyards and tapas or piquenique gourmand for parties of 8 or more . The wines of Domaine de Trinités are represented at the table d'Hôtes of our Maison.
Chateau de Peyregrandes. three generations wine experience, now represented by Laurent Boudal who enthusistically talks about family traditions, heritage and a craftmanship to be proud of .The harvest is all manual on the vine lots all on high altitude (between 250-400 m.a.s) and then sorted and selected with care into the different tanks, where they will be closely watched concerning temperature and ”macération carbonique” which all are important ingredients for the finished product.The wines of Château Peyregrandes are represented at the table d'hôtes of our Maison.
Vin de Pays de l'Hérault. Mas des Daumas Gassac. A more upmarket and Grand vin Languedoc, this estate will give you plenty of "histoire" the grand tour of the caves and a prestigious tasting.
Picpoul de Pinet - Domaine de Gaujal Saint Bon 250 years of family owned business, excelling in the local wines from the local grape variety Piquepoule, the only alternative to seashells, oysters and shrimps! Read more HERE what Brev från Servian writes about their wines.
But there are plenty, and you will find your own favorite. For me personally, a region with such variety of wines at so moderate pricing qualifies it to be one of the best vacation spots ever! We explore, taste and follow the local wine releases and will update you on the latest news.
La Maison Hansby For many of the wines explored at our table, there are now an excellent service to keep you enjoying them at home (exclusively Sweden). An online service provides you with the selection of high quality wines from the region. Here you can saunter through their selection and find your favourite, order and get it shipped to your doorstep. D'oc D'or is proud to be able to offer a co-operation with a newly started on-line webshop, local expertise at our regional treasures, wines to an affordable price!