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Montpellier for gourmets overview of the terroirs

Gourmet Montpellier

Greater Montpellier is bursting with produce, fantastic wine, great eateries and farmer’s markets that you don’t want to miss. Montpellier Tourist Information would like to introduce you to the local market stalls…

Montpellier Méditerranée a land of vineyards

In the Languedoc and at the gates of Montpellier, the vine has always been there and the Romans have structured the vineyard. The Etruscans, in 500 B.C., were already producing wine here, in what is now the commune of Lattes.

Renowned in the 16th century, Montpellier wine made the city’s fortune in the 19th century. Today, the Languedoc is ranked among the best vineyards in the world by the greatest oenologists.

The region has many appellations, including: AOC Languedoc – Grés de Montpellier, Saint-Georges-d’Orques, La Méjanelle, Pic Saint-Loup, Saint-Drézéry; AOC Terrasses du Larzac; IGP Pays d’Oc: IGP Pays de l’Hérault, IGP Collines de la Moure, AOP Picpoul and AOP Muscat de Mireval.

The AOC Languedoc – Grés de Montpellier appellation takes its name from its stony soil made of rolled pebbles and limestone.
A few estates in Grés de Montpellier: Chemin des Rêves, Château de l’Engarran, Château de Flaugergues, Château de Fourques, Domaine Saint Jean de l’Arbousier, Abbaye de Valmagne.

The AOC Terrasses du Larzac appellation owes its name to the terraced vineyards.
Some of the AOC Terrasses du Larzac estates: Château Capion, Domaine d’Anglas.

Today, the vineyards of Montpellier, with their unique cultural heritage based on the knowledge of wine, have been awarded the Vignobles et Découvertes label.

Montpellier a prime destination for foodies

Montpellier is a prime destination for food lovers.

La Réserve Rimbaud run by Charles Fontès (on the Lez riverbanks), Reflet d’Obione (Rue Jean Jacques Rousseau) run by chef Laurent Cherchi, Leclere (Rue de la Valfere) and Pastis run by Daniel Lutrand (Rue Terral) are some of the hottest Michelin-starred eateries in the Hérault capital.

The latest addition: Jardin des Sens run by the Pourcel brothers in the luxury Hôtel Richer de Belleval.

In and around Montpellier is bursting with bijou eateries to feast your senses on.

The Mediterranean diet and our local produce are so famous that Occitanie hosts the Toqués d’Oc cookery festival: Top Montpellier chefs and their Toulouse guests cook up a storm for you!