Château Guilhem

About the winery
By his side stand Catherine, the oenologist of the winery, and Hugues, who is in charge of the vineyards. Together, they represent the foundations of what is Château Guilhem and, vintage after vintage, endeavour to make great wines. It is a human-sized estate, with 35 hectares of vineyards grown according to organic farming methods with the utmost respect of human beings and grapes. This philosophy is part of the desire to be as close as possible to the vines. Requiring an unfailing attention, this process brings up the best out of the plants, with excellent grapes being harvested each year.

Learn more about Château Guilhem and their facilities at:

http://www.chateauguilhem.com

Location

OCCITANIE

Opening Hours
Monday: 09:00 - 18:00Tuesday: 09:00 - 18:00Wednesday: 09:00 - 18:00Thursday: 09:00 - 18:00Friday: 09:00 - 18:00Saturday: ClosedSunday: Closed
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Cellar door / shop
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Accommodation
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Tastings
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Tours
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Restaurant
No
Events / Weddings
No
Languages
English, French, Spanish
Children friendly
No
Region
OCCITANIE
Country
France
Organic
No
Wines produced
AOP MALEPERE
Grape varieties
Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
History & Geography
The Malepère is a region with a long history. Indeed, it has been shaped by the Roman occupation and shaken by religion wars and Catharism, the latter still occupying a significant place in the local landscape. Crops have always been cultivated on this land, thus encouraging the development of trade. It is from the XVIIth century and onwards that the number of vineyards increased in the Aude territory, and therefore, in Malepère. It is in this context, in 1791, that the Marquis of Auberjon bought land from the Saint-Benoit Abbey after the French Revolution, in order to build a Directoire style Castle on what was once a Gallo-Roman stronghold. What is now Château Guilhem was built. In 1878, the Guilhem family took over the vineyards and winery; and it is now Bertrand, representing the fifth generation, that pursues the family tradition.
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