An Example of an Excellent Languedoc Winery - Château Bas d'Aumelas

An Example of an Excellent Languedoc Winery - Château Bas d'Aumelas

The Languedoc region is truly a dream come true for wine lovers.  This up and coming wine region produces approximately 25% of the wines in France.  Languedoc-Roussillon produces 2 billion bottles of wine annually: 75 percent red, 13 percent rose and 12 percent white, using 200 different grape varieties.  With this kind of diversity of wines available you are sure to find something to please your tastebuds.  One of our favorite local wineries close to Montpellier is Château Bas d'Aumelas.  They have a nice selection of every day wines that come with a great story and beautiful location.

Photo credit: Renée Jacobs

Photo credit: Renée Jacobs

The story of Château-Bas begins in the fourteenth century when Sir Bonnet, the lord of the place at the time, decided to settle in Château-Bas. It was a farm then, mainly dedicated to pastoral activity, but also vinegrowing. The lord of Château-Bas undertook to transform the building, and turned it into a lovely castle, with two round towers, and outbuildings.

The d’Albenas family had owned the castle for several centuries, but two young brothers took over the estate in 2002 and returned it to wine production. The grapes are grown organically in order to preserve the biodiversity within the vineyards. Using old methods and modern processes hand-in-hand provides a better aroma extraction from the grapes.  

When we visited we tried the 6 primary wines - two each of white, rosé, and red.  And surprisingly, I thought every one of them was really good.  I started to wonder if my tastebuds were off because it is very unusual to like every wine by a particular winery.  However, we brought home one of each and shared with friends, who also liked them all.  We later returned with other friends and they took home a nice selection of wines.  So it seems that the consensus is that Chateau Bas d' Aumelas has a lovely selection of wines that is sure to please.  Have you visited?  If not, we suggest you check out this lovely historical winery and try them for yourselves.

Photo credit: Renée Jacobs


The wine prices start at a very reasonable 6.5 € and the property is absolutely gorgeous.  They host weddings, tours and tastings.  Appointments advised.

From 01/01/2018 to 12/31/2018
Opened: Every day, from 09:30 to 12:00 and from 14:00 to 19:00
Closed on: Sunday
Closed on public holidays and Sundays.


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