The wine appellation of Minervois sits to the north of the famous Canal du Midi, stretching from Carcassonne to Narbonne. The Minervois wine region is one of the more famous sub-regions of the Languedoc, holding official AOC status since 1985.
The Minervois appellation spans across approximately 3,400 ha, with 140,000 hl produced annually. Minervois wine is full-bodied made from southern wine grape varietals such as Grenache, Syrah and Carignan. Its made up of many small, independent wine growers who specialise in making intimate productions of high quality, low yield wines. The Minervois wine region lies parallel within a large valley with Montagne Noir to the north and the Pyrenees to the south. This is an area of great natural beauty with many picturesque villages, scenic landscapes.