The town literally bursts into life!Dates: August 15 -17
“It may not have the prestige or highbrow labels of Bordeaux, but this part of the world has its own stunning scenery and a pace of life that lends itself perfectly to sampling it's top-class wines.”
The Daily Mail, November 2009
There are almost 3,000 wine producers in the Languedoc producing approximately two billion bottles each year. This exceeds that of Bordeaux, Australia, South Africa and Chile combined!
In recent years, the region has transformed to focus on quality rather than quantity and there is a growing focus on ‘Bio’ or organic production. As a key contributor to the ‘Coteaux de Languedoc’ wine-growing region, Neffiès itself has consistently won accolades for wines that rival many of the best independent growers in the region. Indeed, many have commented that our local cave may just be the best co-operative in the whole of Southern France.
No less than 10 Languedoc wines feature in the Sunday Times list of top wines to buy in 2010. Beating off stiff competition from the New World, South Africa, Spain and Bordeaux, the Languedoc wines topped the poll. Janice Robinson, the respected Sunday Times wine critic, singles out our regional wines in particular commenting that there is more great stuff from the Languedoc¯.
Unsurprisingly, in an area that’s all about wine, there’s lots you could do...
Taste the Wines – Visit one of the many Wine Domaines in and around Neffiès. There are at least a dozen within walking distance, which helps avoid any driving after the degustation (wine tasting).
Stroll the Vines – Join a guided walking tour at one of the vineyards to learn about the wine making process, get up close to all that you hear about and of course sample the end result.
Follow the Signs – Nip along to Neffiès Cave Co-operative, just 100m from Maison Dix, and take your pick from excellent Red, White and Rosé.