One of the oldest family run wineries in Languedoc, the magnificent Château de Jonquières has been in the same family for over 900 years!
Located 40 km to the west of Montpellier in the south of France, the imposing Château de Jonquières is a classified historical building and marks your arrival in the village of the same name. From the château you have magnificent views of the surrounding vineyards which rise up to the Terrasses du Larzac plateau and Mont Baudille.
Organically certified in 2013, the winery has 10 hectares of vines planted with Carignan, Cinsault, Syrah, Mourvèdre and Grenache Noir for the red and rosé wines, and Chenin and Grenache Blanc for the white wines.
Château de Jonquières has long received awards for their wines, winning a silver medal at the Universal Exposition in Paris in 1989 for which the Eiffel Tower was built! Today, the winery is reputed as one of the best wineries of the Terrasses du Larzac appellation, receiving a star in the 2022 Revue du vin de France Meilleurs Vins de France (Best French Wines) wine guide, and being selected for the 2023 Guide Hachette, and the 2022 Betanne+Desseauve wine guides among others. Their wines have also been praised by the international press, winning a bronze medal in the Decanter 2020 World Wine Awards, and the renowned British wine critic, Jancis Robinson, described the wine chosen for the Gourmet Odyssey Wine Experience as “Baked cherries and pomegranate on the nose with just a suggestion of something bruléed. Round and ruddy red and fabulously direct. The fruit has a startling purity, with just a bit of spice and grip. I find myself thinking, for the second time about a Jonquières wine, that this is the elegant side of Languedoc.”
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