Wine tour in Narbonne, in Languedoc Roussillon
The World's most exciting wine region
The Languedoc Roussillon was the first French region to be introduced to vine-growing and wine-making by the Romans. Today the area is recognized internationally as a superb terroir delivering world class wines.
Whilst staying with us don't miss the opportunity to discover the different vintages from our vineyards or take part in one of the weekly activities.
Chateau Capitoul is also a perfect base to discover the diversity, experimentation and sheer verve of the Languedoc – the world’s largest and most exciting wine region. There are literally hundreds of wineries within easy reach – La Clape is on our doorstep while Roussillon, the Corbieres, the Minervois, Picpoul de Pinet, St Chinian, Faugeres, Terrasses du Larzac and Pic Saint Loup can be visited whilst staying with us.
Regular visits and tastings are organised throughout the year with our wine partners Vignobles Bonfils team who are on hand in the Caveau next to reception.
The Château Capitoul vintages and other wines from their different estates can be enjoyed in the restaurant, or purchased from the Caveau to be drunk in your accommodation, purchases will be added to your final bill, payable on check-out.
Next to reception you will find the caveau managed by our wine partners Vignobles Bonfils. Here you can taste and buy wines from our vineyards as well as other Languedoc estates owned by the Bonfils family.
The shop also sells books about dry mediterranean gardening and a range of local produce, candles and other accessories.
The opening hours are available at Reception.
During summer every Tuesday at 10am, Trott Up proposes a guided visit through the vineyards and to the heart of the Narbonnaise natural park on an all terrain electric scooter! On arrival back at the Château, a tasting is offered in the Caveau to discover some of our wines.
During summer every Friday at 10am, guided electric mountain bike ride from Château Capitoul. Ride to the island of Saint Martin by the Sainte Marie canal which is the southern part of the Clape massif. Thanks to the electric mountain bikes, make the most of this magnificent landscape. At the end of the ride, a wine tasting is offered in the Caveau to discover some of our wines.
30€/child or 120€/family (4 pers)
Wines in the La Clape appellation are a blend of at least two varieties. For the reds, the main grape varieties are: Grenache, Mourvèdre and Syrah, adapted to the heat. In white, Bourboulenc is the most typical and must represent at least 40% of the blend. Both round and fresh, the whites are floral, fruity, mineral and iodized. As for the reds, they are deep, ample and structured, often marked by balsamic notes.
Château Capitoul offers distinguished and elegant wines, which have already won numerous awards from the most prestigious critics:
Château Capitoul Maëlma 2018 : 93+/100 par le Wine Advocate Robert Parker
Château Capitoul OROS rouge 2018 : 92/100 par Decanter 91/100 par le Wine Advocate Robert Parker
Château Capitoul Grand Terroir rouge 2018 : : ★ au Guide Hachette 2021
Château Capitoul Rocaille blanc 2017 : 16,5/20 par Jancis Robinson
Capitoul OROS rosé 2018 : ★ au Guide Hachette 2020
Discover the vineyards surrounding Château Capitoul on foot or by bike. Maps our available at reception and the trails are signposted in French and English with both trails starting at the wine cellar.
During summer weekly guided walks are organized to learn to recognise the grape varieties that are at the origin of our wines followed by a tasting back at the cellar. Out of season please enquire at the time of booking to check the availability of our guide.