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Chateau Rives-Blanques
11300 Cépie

GPS: N:43°06.932 / E:2°13.579

T/F: +33 468 314 320

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We are delighted to share our wines and this beautiful place with you.

Our light and luminous tasting room with-a-view and shop is  nearly always open, and you are most welcome. We have no fixed opening hours, so please do be sure to contact us beforehand.

Our regular Tuesday Tour, Talk & Tutored Tasting  is a popular feature.  Please phone to make a reservation, as we like to keep the groups small.

 

 

Welcome to the Aude !

 

Tourist Information

A complete compendium of history lies on the vineyard’s doorstep: the spectacular medieval walled city of Carcassonne and the famous Canal du Midi (two World Heritage sites) are both just 20 minutes away. Our landscape is an unspoilt rural harmony of vineyards jostling with fields of sunflowers and fruit trees, in the sight of the snow-capped Pyrenees.

Château Rives-Blanques is named after one of the white peaks dominating its horizon.

The region resonates with the magic and the mystery of Cathar castles, Roman ruins and medieval monasteries. But there is also white-water rafting, thermal spas, pony trekking, fishing, golf, skiing, and a host of other outdoor activities within a one hour radius of the vineyard.

Nearby Chambres d’Hôtes
Self-Catering and other fine Accommodation

  • www.chateaudecamon.com beautifully situated, wonderfully restored chateau/abbey, chambres d’hôtes near Mirepoix, oozes charm and has a justifiably famous restaurant.
  • www.domainemichaud.eu quiet and very nicely appointed, with splendid views over Carcassonne, and a stylish restaurant.  Dutch-run
  • www.manufacture-royale.eu wonderful family-friendly gîtes, chambres d’hôtes in an impressive and lovingly restored historic building in the literary village Montolieu, run by a talented Dutch family.
  • www.domainedelabade.com: gites (2 up to 8 people) and Chambres d’hôtes,  popular  domaine run by a Dutch couple in Raissac-sur-Lampy, just north of Carcassonne.
  • www.42ruevictorhugo.com  elegant townhouse accommodation for rent in the heart of Carcassonne
  • www.chateaucanet.com working vineyard with extensive family-friendly gites & sporting facilities near Carcassonne
  • www.la-prade.com  Anglo-French manor house luxury gites 20 mins from Carcassonne
  • www.chateaulaprade.eu Delightful Swiss-run chambre d’Hotes alongside Canal du Midi
  • www.bargecolibri.com  luxury Anglo-Australian hotel-barge on the Canal du Midi
  • www.lesarrail.com Anglo-French, stylish contemporary-chic boutique holiday houses near Montréal
  • www.camellaslloret.com stylish 18th century family home Chambres d’Hôte in Montréal.
  • www.auberge-vigneron.com further afield in the heart of Cathar country, a small hotel with a big kitchen at the foot of Chateau Queribus
  • www.chateaulanguedoc.com:  fully-serviced beautifully appointed traditional chateau in Chalabre
  • www.lamoneze.com  run by multilingual Belgians, near Limoux
  • www.latourduchateau.com all-inclusive holiday packages based in the chateau’s renovated tower alongside the Canal du Midi in Ventenac en Minervois

Favourite Restaurants

There are a lot of good to outstanding restaurants in the Aude.  These are just some of our favourites:

 

LIMOUX

Grand Hotel Moderne et Pigeon
Excellent kitchen, summer dining on the terrace

1 Place du Gén Leclerc  11300 Limoux
Tel: 01 45 84 83 84
www.grandhotelmodernepigeon.fr

 

L’Odalisque Restaurant
Limoux’s up-and-coming young Chef
38 rue des cordeliers, 11300  Limoux
ROULLENS
Domaine Michaud
Restaurant attached to the boutique B&B overlooking the old town of Carcassonne, reservations necessary 
1 Michaud,  11290 Roullens,
www.domainemichaud.eu
0033-4-68258614

 

BRUGAIROLLES

Domaine Gayda
Winery’s immaculate indoor-outdoor restaurant 
Chemin de Moscou 11300 Brugairolles,
Tel: +33 (0) 468 31 64 14
www.domainegayda.com

 

CARCASSONNE

Hôtel de La Cité –  La Barbacane
Stately ambiance in the old city’s premier hotel for excellent food & wine
Place Auguste-Pierre Pont
11000 Carcassonne,  Tel: +33 4 68 71 98 71
www.hoteldelacite.com

Au Comte Roger
Modern, delicious cooking in the heart of the old town
14 Rue Saint Louis
11000 Carcassonne.  Tel 0468 11 93 40
www.comteroger.com

Domaine d’Auriac
A lovely manor house with excellent kitchen and wine list just outside Carcassonne
Route de Saint-Hilaire
11000 Carcassonne Tel: 04 68 25 72 22
www.domaine-d-auriac.com
Also, overlooking the golf-course, Bistrot d’Auriac : 33 (0)468 253 719

Restaurant le Parc Franck Putelat
Surprising, highly acclaimed kitchen verges on the molecular
Tel: 04.68.71.80.80
www.restaurantleparcfranckputelat.fr

Restaurant La Marquière
One of the most authentic, family-run, generations-old restaurants in the heart of the medieval fortress
13 rue St Jean
La cité, 11000 Carcassonne
Tel: + 33 (0) 468 715 200
http://www.lamarquiere.com/

Auberge des Lices
Very good value, very good quality in the heart of the old city
3 Rue Raymond Roger Trencavel
11000 Carcassonne
Tel : 04 68 72 34 07
http://www.aubergedeslices.com

 

CAMON

Chateau de Camon
Great food and romance in bucketloads in this old abbey
Camon,  09500 Ariege
Tél./fax : 00 33 (0)5 61 60 31 23
www.chateaudecamon.com/

 

LAS TOURS

Le Puits du Tresor
One of the region’s top chefs never disappoints
21 Route des 4 Châteaux  11600 Lastours
Tel 04 68 77 50 24
www.lepuitsdutresor.com

CUCUGNAN

Auberge du Vigneron
Excellent kitchen a stone’s throw from Cathar castles
2 Rue Achille Mir
11350 Cucugnan Tel: 0145848384
www.auberge-vigneron.com

Also, consult the Club Table et Vin de l’Aude’s guide to good addresses and of course the irreproachable Michelin Guide

 

 

Rives-Blanques wines are available in Belgium, Brazil,  Curacao, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Hong Kong Ireland, Japan, Latvia, the Netherlands, Singapore, Sweden,  Switzerland, Taiwan, Trinidad & Tobagothe UK, and the USA. Please contact us for details.

They really know how to pick a view …

– Victoria Moore Daily Telegraph