In the small and lesser-known appellation of Minervois-La Laviniere (34 Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon) – almost on the border between the Hérault and Aude departements – is Château de Siran Up in the hills of the Minervois, the wines here tend to be more intense than those further south near the banks of the Aude River – this area is higher and in many ways more beautiful!:
This an ideal hotel set amongst the vineyards, both for those who wish to hide away or for those who wish to base themselves in the heart of a beautiful wine region for the discovery of its many unknown secrets. Set in a 17th Century chateau with pool and restaurant.
The Minervois la Lavinière appellation in the heart of the Minervois, is a natural area known as the Petit Causse on the lower slopes of the foothills of the Montagne Noire, it covers six villages : Azillanet, Azille, Cesseras, Felines Minervois, La Livinière and Siran.
Holiday accommodation near la Laviniere including hotels, B&Bs and self-catering gites!
The area lies between the magical medieval city of Carcassonne and Narbonne, which is on the Canal du Midi. To the north is the dramatic and historic ancient Cathar village of Minerve, designated as one of the most beautiful villages of France (plus beaux villages de France)
We can recommend the wines of Domaine Piccinini in la Laviniere (34 Herault, Languedoc) – see Rosemary George MW’s account of her visit to this domaine.
For more on the Minervois-La Laviniere Vineyard Hotel see: Château de Siran