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Château Capion

A great name for a great terroir

A unique chateau and estate in the heart of one of Occitanie's finest appellations, the Terrasses du Larzac.

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(34) Hérault

Our estate is located on the terroir of Aniane in the Hérault, near Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert. We cultivate about fifty hectares of vines in organic conversion (AB label for the 2020 vintage) planted around the 19th century château. Our wines are classified as AOP Terrasses du Larzac, AOP Languedoc or IGP Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert. On these particular terroirs, we grow Syrah, Grenache, Cinsault or Mourvèdre to compose our red wines. For the whites: Viognier, Roussanne, Chardonnay or Vermentino are among the grape varieties we use to blend our wines. Our vines are on average 30 years old. Here, all the work on the land and the vines is done by hand: from manual trellising to the decompacting of the fruit-bearing zone and the disbudding of the heart. For us, this is a means of producing wines that best express the aromas that make up our terroir.

Our story

The history of Château Capion could be traced back to the period manuscripts that describe the construction of the building in the 16th century. It was the Keittinger family who, by buying the estate in 1873, began the restructuring and development of the estate as we know it today, and as we read in his memoirs, the Château was already associated with the houses, gardens, woods and olive trees that we know today. At that time, the vines occupied 12 hectares on the estate. Despite the natural dryness of the soil (stones), the Gassac, a small stream coming straight from the Cévennes, brought fertility around it. In the 1880s, Mr. Keittinger restored the castle and developed the estate with the construction of large cellars and outbuildings. Despite its efforts, phylloxera ravaged the French vineyards and the Domaine Capion had to graft vines imported from the United States onto the still living strains.

Other little stories

Since 2017, the château has opened its doors to accommodate its tasting room and make the park accessible to the public all year round. Château Capion develops the wine tourism activity around cultural and winegrowing events: concerts, contemporary art exhibitions and artists' residences in partnership with the MO.CO of Montpellier (contemporary art centre), flea markets, tango evenings, collective tastings with other winegrowers, ephemeral restaurants...

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