Domaine des Jougla. Located in Prades in the heart of the St Chinian appellation, the Jougla family comes from a long line of winemakers traced back to the 16th century. Today, Alain Jougla and now his children have maintained the tradition. Their wines are among the finest examples of the St Chinian appellation and use of local grapes such as Syrah, Grenache, Mourvèdre, Carignan and Cinsault. Prades Sur Vernazobres. 34360 Saint Chinian. 04 67 38 0602. www.domainedesjougla.com
Chateau de Landure. In the middle of the Minervois Appelation and on the road to Minerve is where you'll find this wine estate dating back to the Cathare era.