Coteaux de Narbonne

Maison des Vignerons

Zac Bonne Source - 22 rue Ernest Cognacq

BP 40527 - 11105 Narbonne Cedex

04 68 90 22 29

The vines are planted East of Narbonne, along the shores of the Mediterranean and the edge of the La Clape range of hills, following the river Aude as far as the Canal du Midi. The vineyards for this PGI are located around the ancient Gallo-Roman capital, Narbonne, which has always been a centre for trade and wine. The area boasts an amazing array of natural and architectural heritage sites. In terms of natural beauty spots, it is home to the La Clape range of hills, which was an island at the start of our era, as well as the wetlands that were designated a regional natural park. From an architectural perspective, there is Narbonne with its Palais des Archevêques, its Horreum, its Roman villa in the Lombard style and its merchants’ bridge, one of only a few mediaeval structures to have preserved its houses. There is also Sallèles d’Aude and its magnificent Gallo-Roman potters’ museum, a reminder that wine was exported from here as early as the 1st century BC. The Canal de la Robine, a section of the Canal du Midi linking it to the sea, with its overflow in Gaillousty, also deserves a mention – it is a remarkable piece of 18th century architecture. That wine growers should choose as their emblem, the cathedral whose silhouette can be seen from across the entire plain, was therefore a natural and cultural choice. Their wines are made primarily from traditional grape varieties but they also offer a range of novel blends for consumers to discover including a selection of Caladoc (a cross between Malbec and Grenache), which gives their rosés an attractive pale pink colour. 

4 800 hl 

2 Co-operative wineries 

9 Independent wineries