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Chateau de ­Mayragues, Gaillac B&B

Near Gaillac  at Castelnau de Montmiral (81 Tarn, Occitanie) is a Gaillac B&B at Chateau de ­Mayragues – a 12th Century medieval castle with a Bio-dynamic vineyard!

Chateau de Mayragues, Gaillac

Chateau de Mayragues, Gaillac

The chateau was painstakingly restored by ­owners Scotsman Alan Geddes and his French wife Laurence and developed the vineyard.

The chateau has a half-timbered open-air walkway running around the top floor. parquet floors and high ceilings make for an airy and spacious feel . The location is quiet but the hosts are very welcoming. En-suite bathrooms and free wifi!

Your hosts will be happy to provide a tasting of the Chateau’s wines!

The Chateau lies 10 km/7 miles  north of Gaillac and 30 km/18 miles west of Albi ( for its Cathedral and Toulouse Lautrec Museum). And only 18km /11 miles away is the rather magical hilltop village of Cordes-sur-Ciel (literally “in the sky”!) – see www.tourisme-occitanie.com

see more...for more info on the Gaillac B&B see Chateau de ­Mayragues

nearby alternative vineyard : Chateau Touny-les-Roses

Chateau de Mayraques wine

Chateau de Mayraques wine

Gaillac Wines

Gaillac is one of the lesser-known wines of the South West and is notable for its distinctive local grape varieties such as Braucol and Mauzac.The Chateau produces Gaillac wines –  a medium/sweet white Gaillac DouxGaillac reds and a sparkling white Gaillac Brut.  Biodynamic wines are made by using biodynamic methods both in growing the grapes and during their vinification into wine. . Biodynamic .wine production uses organic farming methods  while also employing soil supplements prepared according to the formulas of  Rudolf Steiner,  and following a planting calendar that depends upon astronomical calculations and having respect for the soil  as “a living and receptive organism. – see Gaillac Wines

Our personal recommendation for a visit and tasting is Domaine de Labarthe at Castanet – you must try their Cuvée Guillaume!

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