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.