Wine lessons, wine workshops in the Herault, in the heart of the Minervois
Because of the extremely fertile soil in this region, vines have been growing here since Roman times, BC.
We invite you to discover the wines of the Minervois by booking one of our workshops on the history of the wines of the Minervois, these workshops can be tailored to meet individual reqirements.
These are conducted by oenologist winemakers either at their property or at the Castle. This discovery of the wines of Minervois includes the tasting of three wines for you to appreciate the particular specialities of this region.
Workshops Tasting of Minervois Wines at Domaine Clos Centeilles with Patricia Boyer-Domergue:
Her domain is located in the extension of the Church of Centeilles. Her vineyards are divided in terrasses closed by stone walls and surrounded by almond trees, acacia, olive and cyprès.
Patricia Boyer-Domergue is interested in forgotten varieties : Riveyrenc , Oeillade, Araignan ... and produces rare wines of great finesse. Among my favorites, the elegant "Capitelle" 100% Cinsault made with very old vines with silky and delicate tannins. And "White C Centeilles" made with Araignan, Riveirenc and gray Grenache gives an unique complex white wine. And I do not forget "the Erme" an old vine Grenache Gris brought to a concentration and an optimum harvest (passerillage) in early December: A wonderful sweet wines for desserts.
Workshops: Discovery and tasting of the wines of the Minervois
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Animated in his property or to the castle by an oenologist winemaker, this discovery of the wines of Minervois will be punctuated by the tasting of three wines for you to appreciate the specificities of this region.
Cost of initiation: € 30 per person additional to the room.
The winegrowers walks on request
Calendar and practical informations
Workshops and tours are held winegrowers by appointment only.