One of the most unique wine districts in the world, only a 20 minute drive from Maison Quarante.
The Maison des Vins de Saint-Chinian is an associative shop that belongs to all the winegrowers of the Saint-Chinian appellation. They have been operating on the principle of the "short circuit" since 1978, which is a direct sale from the winegrower to the consumer, in order to highlight the wines of their protected designation of origin. Today, they bring together 100 cellars and estates to offer the widest range of Saint-Chinian wines in red, rosé, and white. They also provide the best possible services whether the customer visits their store in Saint-Chinian or orders from their online store.
Saint Chinian's underground areas are home to a diverse geological composition, distinguished by golden nail-shaped formations - a phenomenon that is unparalleled in France. These natural wonders have been highly prized by the winegrowers of Saint Chinian. The soils are classified into two categories - "schist" and "limestone" - that exhibit a duality that is evident from the landscape to the glass.
Visitors are welcomed to the Languedoc region, which spans from the Mediterranean coast to the Massif Central. The vineyards in the area are spread across two types of territory: the plain on the coast and the inland hillsides. However, there is much more to the region than meets the eye. The foothills of the Massif Central and the Pyrenees, the Atlantic Corridor, and the southern part of the region offer a multitude of micro-climates sculpted by the winds, enriched with sunshine, and a diverse range of soils. This unique combination of factors results in wines with distinct characters, which are a source of pride for the winegrowers in the area.