Guided tours and tastings - groups - Cahors-Lot Valley
Guided tours and tastings - groups - Cahors-Lot Valley
J.Morel
Today, the vineyard of Cahors continues to carve out an international reputation, in particular in connection with its emblematic grape variety: Malbec. Formerly called "falerne", then "Auxerrois" or "Cot Noir", it is this very particular grape variety that makes the originality of the wine of Cahors.
Chateau Chambert in Floressas
Chateau Chambert in Floressas
S.Richard

Wine tourism develops from year to year with the wine of Cahors AOP (red) and AOC Coteaux du Quercy wines (red and rosé).

Spread over 45 municipalities, the vineyard now covers 4200 hectares, 80% of which extends into the Lot and Vineyard Valley, from Parnac to Soturac, and on the limestone plateaus. It benefits from an exceptional climate and very beautiful back seasons.

The history of the millennial vineyard of Cahors

The famous "Black Wine"

In the XNUMXst century, the entry of the Roman legions into Quercy and the creation of the town of Divona Cadurcorum gave impetus to the creation of a vineyard. From the XNUMXth century, the wines of Cahors, very popular across the Channel, will be massively exported to the port of Bordeaux and then to Northern Europe.

From this date, the notoriety of the wines of Cahors will not cease to increase and during the following centuries, the wines of Cahors won their letters of nobility in the Americas, Germany, Holland and above all in Russia where the tsars adopted it as a ceremonial wine and the Orthodox Church as a liturgical wine.

Unfortunately, around 1880, phylloxera destroyed almost all of the vineyard while the Malbec grape variety took the direction of Argentina for the creation of the Mendoza vineyard, at the foot of the Andes.

At the end of the Second World War, certain winegrowers decided to unite to relaunch the vineyards of Cahors by creating the Côtes d'Olt cooperative cellar in 1947.

Their desire to pursue a policy of qualitative production was consecrated in 1971 by obtaining the Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée.

Visit a wine estate

Many winegrowers welcome you in a privileged setting to share their passion for viticulture and taste their wines in good conditions.

Vinoltis

Tasting and interpretation area of ​​the Vineyard of Cahors

A playful and tasty passport for the vineyard of Cahors and the Lot Valley!

Tourist information office and interpretation area of ​​the vineyard of Cahors, Vinoltis is a real gateway to the vineyards and the Lot valley. It is divided into 3 scenographic spaces intended for you to discover, in a playful and in-depth way, all that the vineyard embodies for this territory: the people, the terroir, the vine, the trades, the landscapes, the history, the aromas… the vineyard of Cahors will have no more secrets for you.

View from Vinoltis to Puy l'Evêque
View from Vinoltis to Puy l'Evêque
R. Dose

Tastings

The place also invites you to live experiences around wine: listen, smell, watch and taste. For the tasting, 2 approaches Free are offered to you:

The vineyard interpretation area

This modern, functional and innovative equipment is the symbol of the will of the Community of Commune Lot-Vignoble, contracting authority of this project, to offer the Tourist Office Cahors-Lot Valley and winegrowers an exceptional tool at the service of tourism and more particularly wine tourism.

Presentation of the scenography: 

 

À Cahors, a space for discovering wine and vineyards

Espace Malbec Lounge in Cahors
Espace Malbec Lounge in Cahors
L. Nespoulous - Villa Cahors Malbec
Le Cahors Malbec Lounge

A space for the promotion and tasting of the wine of Cahors, managed by the Union Interprofessionnelle des Vins de Cahors. He will in turn give you the keys to reading the vineyard of Cahors and the desire to meet the passionate winegrowers who are waiting for you.

Discover all the entertainment in the Lounge area of ​​the Villa Cahors Malbec: aperitifs, tastings, evenings, oenology courses and conferences...

Malbec lounge area
Villa Cahors Malbec and Malbec Lounge
Villa Cahors Malbec and Malbec Lounge
L. Nespoulous - Villa Cahors Malbec
Le Cahors Malbec Lounge

Program / information / reservation
UIVC - Lounge area
+ 05 65 23 82 35
+ 06 85 79 32 94
Interprofessional Union of Wines of Cahors

Schedules
Out of season from 11 a.m. to 13 p.m. and from 30 p.m. to 16 p.m. from Tuesday to Saturday.
From June 15 to October 1 from 11 a.m. to 19 p.m. from Tuesday to Saturday.

Malbec lounge area

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Chapel - Lacapelle Cabanac
Chapel - Lacapelle Cabanac
Lot Tourisme - J. Morel


The Interprofessional Union
wines from Cahors

The UIVC acts for the promotion of wine and the structuring of the sector from production to marketing. It brings together the Syndicate for the Defense of AOC Wine Cahors and the Syndicate of Wine Merchants of Cahors and wholesale of Lot wines and spirits.

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Harvest in the Lot Valley
Harvest in the Lot Valley
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Independent winegrowers
Lot

Ambassadors of choice for discovering the tourist riches of the various Lot vineyards, most of them are members of the Federation of Independent Winegrowers of the Lot.

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