Buvons un Coup Ensemble - Corbieres and Minervois meetings

This Friday, there are a couple cool events about wine communication and sales online. There’s one in the morning in the CIVL’s Narbonne HQ. And the evening will be at a Chateau in Laure Minervois.

Here are the invitations:
Minervois BUCE invitation
Corbieres BUCE invitation

It’s organized by the same gang that does the Université de la Vigne et du Vin which I wrote about in 2011.

This post is about finding a gite, B&B, or other lodging options in the Minervois near Carcassonne.

Of course, if you want to stay at a vineyard near Carcassonne, I strongly recommend staying with me at O’Vineyards Bed & Breakfast.  But I’m technically in the Cabardes (which is a small area to the west of the Minervois).

Winemaker B&Bs, gites, and other lodging

I should start by saying that this is not an exhaustive list.  Whereas I posted a full list of lodging options with Cabardes winemakers, the Minervois is almost 4 times larger than the Cabardes.  So I’m just going to list a few winemakers who I know have lodging on their estates.

Clos Centeilles, Siran – An excellent winemaker with chambres d’hotes and gites on the property.

Domaine des Homs, Fanjeaux – A house rental in the middle of an organic vineyard in the Minervois

Le Pech d’André – Small gite on a vineyard in Azillanet; they run a vineyard blog too.

Chateau Canet, Rustiques – A Terra Vitis vineyard that looks toward sustainable agriculture with cottage rental

Domaine Vordy Mayranne , Minerve – Gite on a mom and pop vineyard

sleep inside a giant wine barrelLe Relais Occitan, Beauvoir – This used to be an operational winery, but now it focuses on rather unique lodging.  You can sleep inside one of the old wooden fermentation tanks (150 hectoliter foudres) that have been outfitted as single and double rooms. They also have more conventional rooms and gites if you’re into that sort of thing. ;D

Domaine Vignalet, Laure Minervois – There is a photo of a pretty delicious-looking Cassoulet on their website and this vineyard seems very homey.

Domaine du Siestou, Laure Minervois – This vineyard lodging comes with bikes to go riding alongside the Canal du Midi

Domaine du Viala, Paraza – I’m not sure if this is a winery or not.  It used to be though!

Full directory of lodging in the Minervois

minervois village mapThe Minervois has created a pretty elaborate index of lodging options which you can sort by village or how many stars its received.  Although I’m pretty sure there are some folks missing from this database too.  It’s a big area and getting everybody to work together on this sort of listing is like herding cats.

I hope all this is helpful and that you find a lovely place to stay in while visiting the Languedoc Roussillon!

How to find us

Domaine O’Vineyards, located in the North Arrondissement of Carcassonne, is just minutes from the Carcassonne train station, the Medieval City, and the Carcassonne Airport.
GPS coordinates: 43.259622, 2.340387

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North Arrondissement of Carcassonne
885 Avenue de la Montagne Noire
11620 Villemoustaussou, France
Tel: +33(0) 630 189 910

  1. Best by GPS.
    Follow the signs to Mazamet/ Villemoustaussou using the D118. At the end of the last straight part of D118, you will come to a roundabout with the Dyneff gas station.
  2. Take the exit towards Pennautier. Continue 500m to a small roundabout and go straight over.
  3. Look out for the second road on your right, Avenue des Cévennes which curves up hill (about 1km) to Avenue de la Montagne Noire on the left.
  4. At the last juction, bear left. the road sign “Ave de la Montagne Noire” (confusing as it seems to show a right turn)
  5. After another 500m you will see our red brick color building in the middle of the vines.