The wines of the Corbières and Fitou areas
By Richard James
This Guide was last updated on 03 February 2010
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All sorts of wine festivals as well as food, music and jazz events in Narbonne and in the villages of Corbières and Fitou, with dates and details below.
Held during the first week of August in the city centre (place de l'Hôtel de Ville) , this huge event has a wide range of stallholders including many stands for local wine and food (available to taste and buy).
Useful information: Details from the Narbonne tourist office (see ’Useful information’).
Held over the first week of August.
Useful information: Tel: 04 68 45 28 50 Web: www.gerard-bertrand.com
Very lively village wine festival with live band at night usually held on the second or third weekend in July.
Useful information: Mairie de Tuchan. Tel: 04 68 45 51 00 or contact the Cave de Mont Tauch (see ‘Wine producers’).
Wine, food and music festival with Christmas market etc. Held on last Sunday in November.
Useful information: Details from Narbonne tourist office (see ‘Useful Information’).
Two events taking place in May in this micro-region organised by the Languedoc Wine promotional organisation. The ’Sentiers Gourmands en Clape Vigneronne’” is a leisurely hike on a Sunday in mid-May around La Clape including gourmet picnic stops and tastings with some of the appellation’s winegrowers en route. About €40 per person: more information from the Syndicat de la Clape (see ‘Useful information’) or www.printempsdanslesvignes.com or www.languedoc-wines.com. There is also a vineyard tour/walk, wine tasting and lunch scheduled in Corbières for early May: contact the Maison de Corbières.
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