What started as a romantic dream has turned into a passion for the Danglas family. Annick and Pascal decided to renovate the historic Château de Paraza wine estate in 2005. One by one their children joined the business too, each bringing their own talents.

Château de Paraza vineyards fall within the Minervois appellation. These are some of the oldest vineyards in France. The Romans were the first to plants grapes here. The château is steeped in history. In the seventeenth century, the engineer Paul Riquet stayed there when supervising the building of the Canal du Midi. The estate has not always produced wines. Before there were vineyards, there were olive groves as well as sheep farming.

Sustainable practices are important at Château de Paraza. Control of water consumption is a priority and all packaging is recyclable. They strive to maintain biodiversity by replanting the “garrigue”, the special scrubland of the region. They employ many organic methods in their work too.

They grow the grape varieties Grenache Noir, Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Mourvèdre and Marselan for red wines. Marselan is a fairly new variety, a cross between Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache, created in the 1960s. For whites, they grow the grape varieties Grenache Blanc and Roussanne. They also produce several excellent rosés. Typically the soil is clay-limestone or clay-pebbles. The family devotes a lot of attention to the details. Fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks.

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Services / Facilities:
Reduced Mobility Access available Reduced Mobility Access
Reduced Mobility Access available Organic Producer
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Pets Allowed Pets Allowed
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Cellar Door Sales
Organic Producer Organic Producer
Appellation:
AOC Minervois
Wine Types:
Red Wine, White Wine, Rose Wine, Sparkling Wine,
Grape Varieties:

Syrah, Grenache, Mourvèdre, Roussanne, Grenache Blanc

Selected Wine Awards:
Chateau de Paraza Cuvee Speciale 2013 - 90 out of 100 by Wine Spectator, Chateau de Paraza Cuvee Speciale Blanc 2016 - 90 out of 100 by Decanter
Location:
Chateau de Paraza, Rue du Viala, Paraza, France See it on map
Visiting Hours:

Winter :
Monday : 9:00 - 18:00
Tuesday : 9:00 - 18:00
Wednesday : 9:00 - 18:00
Thursday : 9:00 - 18:00
Friday : 9:00 - 18:00
Saturday : 9:00 - 12:00

Summer :
Monday : 10:00 - 20:00
Tuesday : 10:00 - 20:00
Wednesday : 10:00 - 20:00
Thursday : 10:00 - 20:00
Friday : 10:00 - 20:00
Saturday : 10:00 - 20:00
Sunday : 10:00 - 20:00

Spoken Languages: English Français Español

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Château de Paraza

Pop-up restaurant at Château de Paraza

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1 Rue du Viala, 11200 Paraza, France

Château de Paraza

Wine tasting at Château de Paraza

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1 Rue du Viala, 11200 Paraza, France

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Wine tasting course at Château de Paraza

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1 Rue du Viala, 11200 Paraza, France

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