Chateau Rives-Blanques

An award winning family run estate in the foothills of the Pyrenees, in the south of France making fine, hand crafted white and sparkling wine

About the winery
Magnificently situated organic vineyard on a high terrace of the Aude valley, where snow-capped Pyrenees dominate the horizon, and the great white grape varieties can find their true voice. Encompassed and protected by the European-funded Natura 2000 reserve, biodiversity reigns supreme here, just minutes away from two World Heritage Sites, Carcassonne and the Canal du Midi. A visit to this unique place with its unique conditions explains why these gold-medal winning white wines are so highly regarded internationally. Tuesday Talk,Tour & Tutored Tasting at 10h30, by appointment. Open basically all the time and every day ... also by appointment, please.

Learn more about Chateau Rives-Blanques and their facilities at:

http://www.rives-blanques.com/

Location

Languedoc-Roussillon

Opening Hours
Monday: 09:00 - 18:00Tuesday: 09:00 - 18:00Wednesday: 09:00 - 18:00Thursday: 09:00 - 18:00Friday: 09:00 - 18:00Saturday: 09:00 - 18:00Sunday: 09:00 - 18:00
Cellar door / shop
Yes - see more
Accommodation
No
Tastings
Yes - see more
Tours
Yes - see more
Restaurant
No
Events / Weddings
No
Languages
Chinese, Dutch, English, French, Spanish
Children friendly
No
Region
Languedoc-Roussillon
Country
France
Organic
No
Wines produced
Appellation Limoux white and sparkling wines
Grape varieties
Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Mauzac
History & Geography
Rives-Blanques has been owned and managed by the Anglo-Dutch Panman family for two decades, where two generations live and work together in happy harmony. Limoux has been famous for its sparkling wines ever since the 16th century, and is the first and oldest wine appellation of the Languedoc. Well before that, the Roman historian Livy made reference to Limoux's 'wines of light' - by which he surely meant white wine - and the Panmans are an acknowledged 'engine of the appellation' driving its modern-day reputation for excellence. All the wines are made from only their own grapes, grown on this 30 ha estate.
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