Near Narbonne (11 Aude, Languedoc-Roussillon) in the foothills of the la Clape outcrop, the Hotel Chateau L’Hospitalet is part of the wine domain of Gerard Betrand, red wine maker of the year in 2012 in the International Wine Challenge!
Le Château L’Hospitalet is located near Narbonne, at the heart of Cathar country and the Languedoc Region’s vineyards. It is ideally situated 7 km from the A9 motorway and the centre of Narbonne and the sea is just 5 km away. The restaurant serves Mediterranean cuisine and exceptional wines. You can also unwind comfortably seated in the lounge bar armchairs and enjoy jazz concerts on Friday evening and also have a glass of one of Gérard Bertrand’s wines.
Situated at the heart of the La Clape Massif conservation area and overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, Le Château L’Hospitalet is a true haven of peace with 1,000 hectares of pine trees, scrubland and vines. Gérard Bertrand and his teams welcome you to share the art de vivre embodied by southern France. Whether for a relaxing break, a wine tourism discovery tour or a family event, let this unique location captivate you and awaken all your senses… Le Château L’Hospitalet is more than just a winemaking estate, it is a place devoted to a way of life. Every year Hospitalet organises major events designed to bring art and culture to a wider audience. Regular art exhibitions are organised in our galleries. In addition, throughout the year Le Château L’Hospitalet hosts various artists and craftsmen who draw inspiration from this gem of a location, and whose workshops can be visited in the chateau courtyard.
The wines here are from the Languedoc – mainly reds benefitting from the hot climate, and made with increasing skill and finesse, especially in special terroirs such as la Clape. Having a semi-arid Mediterranean climate with mild winters, the vineyard enjoys exceptional climatic conditions: the quantity of sunshine and the heat stored during the day by the limestone and released to the grapes at night, and the effect of the Mediterranean which reduces temperature differences and the altitude which counteracts the summer heat.