Vines have been cultivated all around Montpellier since Antiquity. Montpellier is nestled in the heart of the largest vineyard in France.
Don’t miss the Grés de Montpellier, grown in Montpellier itself. All part of the local heritage that you will enjoy tasting in the city’s best restaurants and bars, in the wine shops or directly at the wineries, as well as in the popular wine bars of Montpellier.
Lovers of red wine will delight in its deep red colour, its aromas of red fruits, and its mouth-filling powerful yet delicate flavours.
This night-time open-air market & wine tasting evening is THE festive event and top attraction for local residents and tourists alike during the summer. Winegrowers and producers display their produce and wines.
In November, the Fête des vignes is also a friendly event : a wine makers’ village gathers more than 40 wine producers from the Montpellier Agglomération area.
If you want to be sure not to miss any of the winegrowing estates, go to different local cellars and ‘folies’ (private mansions in the countryside around Montpellier) : Château de Flaugergues, Château de l'Engarran, Chateau Bas d’Aumelas...