The Centuries-Old History of Château Capion
The initial construction of the Château Capion estate dates back to the sixteenth century. The Keittinger family has been running the winery for generations. The castle and the gardens are completely surrounded by vineyards, olive trees and forests, on an area covering more than 45 hectares. A stream from the Cevennes, the Gassac can also be seen on the estate.
The Southern France Terroir of Château Capion
The soils of the vineyard are made of sandstone, Montpellier clays, and limestone gravels, sometimes built on terraces. The geology expert Claude Bourguignon has been helping the winemakers of the Château Capion winery for several years to produce high-quality wines. In the vineyard, no machinery is used, to create a greater complexity and encourage a more precision in the selection of the grapes. Syrah, Grenache, Mourvèdre and Cinsault are grown for red wines and Viognier, Chardonnay, Roussanne, Clairette and Grenache Blanc are grown for white wines. The average age of the vineyards at Château Capion is 30 years old, which create wines with richness and compexity while retaining fresh fruit flavours.
Enjoy the Relaxing Atmosphere at Château Capion
Located in the heart of the Hérault Valley, Château Capion is a great place to relax and discover southern French wines. The sommeliers gladly welcome you in the tasting room of the winery for a great wine tasting session. Attend one of their cultural events or relax in the castle’s garden, you can even take a nap in the shade of the lime trees, cedars, pines and plane trees. Be sure to book your visit to the winery in advance.