A cave cooperatives is a wine making organisation that is owned by its members. The members in a wine making cooperative are typically vineyard owners, who deliver grapes to the cooperative, which is involved in production of wine from the grapes. Wine making cooperatives are responsible for a significant proportion of the total wine production in France. We have several caves cooperatives in the surrounding area, if you are interested in wine, we would suggest a visit.
Cave Cooperative Vinicole 30350, Canaules
This is the local caves situated on the Route du Dufort, only approx. 200 yards away from Apartment Aramon. It is a winery that produces Vins de Pays d'Oc, red, white and rose wines and includes 9 municipalities.
Le Mas Flavard, 30350, Saint-Jean-de-Serres
The Domaine de l'Orviel is situated on the edge of the village of Saint-Jean-de-Serres, owned by the talented Cabane brothers, their cave is exceptional. On the outside of the building there are colourful murals depicting various aspects of wine production. Inside is a lovely, purpose-built tasting area and shop which promotes many local artists and music events. 'The name of the Orviel, "old gold" in Occitan, symbolises the wonder of the golden colour of white grapes', Chardonnay, Viognier, Sauvignon, Grenache and Roussanne harvested on half of the 20 hectare site. The other part, red, is planted with Syrah, Grenache, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Cinsault. Having tasted them all we can say you won't be disappointed, there is a wine for every taste!
Domaine de la Valliere 8, rue du Mistral, 30350, Saint-Jean-de-Serres
The Plagne family began converting the vineyards to organic principles in 2004, the property has 11 hectares. For the whites there are two hectares of chardonnay, half a hectare of sauvignon, and half a hectare of Viognier. For the reds and roses there are a half hectare of Syrah and Grenache, and two hectares of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cinsault. Organic cultivation of the vine, that is to say, with the most natural processes that are, accompanied by a vintage hand, in crates, the grapes are sorted on the stump. They are gathered at dawn for whites and rosés, and mid-morning for the reds. All the grapes are picked and trampled as is the ancestral tradition of winemakers. The area offers wine country of the Cevennes, the Duchy of Uzes or the Pays d'Oc. If you like wine and you're supportive of organic production, then a visit to this Domaine and its talented family is a must!
Cave La Gravette, Corconne, La Gravette de Corconne, 30260 Corconne
Situated at the foot of the Cevennes, near the famous Pic Saint Loup, the Cave Cooperative Gravette depends on the town of Corconne, Gard. They produce a large and varied range of wines, which makes it well worth the visit
Cave Coop Saint-Jean-de-Serres, 33 Route des Vignerons, 30350, Saint-Jean-de-Serres
The cave of Saint-Jean-de-Serres includes 70 members, and uses the latest wine making techniques to ensure the wine is of the highest quality every time. The wines from white grapes are Chardonnay, Sauvignon, and Viognier. The red wines include Cabernet, Merlot and the Duchy of Uzes. There are also Grenache, Cinsault and Syrah rosé wines.
Domaine de vieux Foudres, Rue des Vins, 30350, Savignargues
Owned by the lovely Chardonnaud family, Claude and Samuel produce a red, white and rose wine, as well as the famous local liqueur Cartagene (similar to a vin doux naturels), for which Samuel has won many medals across France. They have an enchanting little shop in the centre of the village of Savignargues, from which they sell their products, as well as elegant gifts focused around the wine and Cartagene. The Domaine name translates loosely as 'the field of the old oak barrels'
A very talented group of mainly young winemakers who have taken up the challenge of the New World wine producers and are now creating quality wines to rate with the best on offer from the New World but also the Old World wines of Italy, Portugal & Spain. They are achieving this by investing in new techniques/equipment but also retaining their centuries old knowledge of wine making to ensure that (sometimes) unfathomable influence of 'Terroir' to guarantee that Languedoc wines in the 21st century can and will compare favourably against the wines of Bordeaux and Burgundy. Visit the many unique Independent wine makers in the Gard region, you will not regret it - tasting quality wines today ( when compared to Bordeaux & Burgundy) at yesterdays prices!)
Domaine de l’Orviel
At the foot of the Cévennes, the Domaine de l'Orviel, "old gold" in the language of Oc, covers 25 hectares.Exposed on the slopes, this clay-limestone soil full of sun gives an exceptional terroir. A passionate winemaker, Jean-Pierre Cabane has created his own cellar to develop his wine. Practicing a reasoned agriculture, the harvest is harvested mechanically. After destemming, the grapes are gravity fed to preserve all the taste qualities of the berries.The daily collection of temperatures, tasting and various winding and unloading operations allow us an optimal quality of fermentation. The barrel cellar allows to vinify white wines as well as the breeding of some reds.