Vineyards and tastings in Languedoc

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Jan 22nd, 2004, 06:43 PM
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Vineyards and tastings in Languedoc

We are planning a trip to the south of France for autumn 2004. We will be concentrating time in the Vaucluse/Alpilles. Wednesday's NY Times had an article on wines of Languedoc that made us rethink some of our stops. We will be in St Remy/Arles for a portion of our trip and would like to venture over to Languedoc. Any suggestions of good places to stay( 2 or 3 stars-or just great places to stay) closer to the Alpilles side of the border would be greaty appreciated. Also, any tasting rooms/vineyards that we should stop at would be appreciated as well.
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Jan 23rd, 2004, 09:06 AM
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Hi

A useful location is inland between Nimes & Montpellier. This is about 1hr drive from St Remy.

A few ideas :

Stay -
http://www.aubergedupontromain.com/
http://tlp.netfirms.com/roumanieres.htm
http://relaisdelestelou.com/gb/index.php
http://hotel.delorange.free.fr/

Winetasting is common. Some of the local favourites -
http://www.saint-christol.com/vie-lo...ex-english.htm
http://www.benovie.fr/indexuk.html
http://tlp.netfirms.com/roumanieres.htm
http://www.domaine-sainte-rose.com/
or any you pass with the word degustation ! It would be rare for locals to buy a wine they didn't know without tasting it.

Montpellier is worth a visit.

Peter
The Languedoc Page
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Jan 23rd, 2004, 09:38 AM
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We were staying at a ferme/auberge one year in the famous old book town of Montolieu and were on the way to a potter to buy a cassole when I spotted on the map, the vineyard where they make the inexpensive wine we drink at home, The Jau de Jau from the Chateau de Jau in Riversaltes. What a great find, there is a lovely restaurant outdoors, where they will bring you a wine tasting. we stayed for lunch(very good) and entered the modern art gallery
they have adjoining the resto.
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