Something new from the ‘Old World’: the dynamic Dutch- New Zealander family are putting their stamp on the century’s old wine estate Château Canet. Objective: making really tasty wines on a sustainable basis.
The traditional 19th century wine estate, Château Canet, is today recognized as one of the leading producers of the Minervois region in the heart of the Languedoc Roussillon.
The 55 hectares of vineyards are complimented with 3 hectares of olive groves, 3 hectares of truffle oaks and over 65 hectares of farmland and pine forests. The buildings, which are nestled in the heart of the estate, give way to uninterrupted views over the vineyards and olive groves to the distant Alaric mountains. It is a perfect place to soak in the beauty of the south of France.
Today, all the original buildings are still in use although they have been significantly modernised. The old winery is fitted with state-of-the-art wine making equipment allowing us to blend traditional ‘savoir-faire’ with pioneering techniques. The stables are now used as our “aging cellar” where the wines quietly mature in French oak barrels until ready to be bottled and enjoyed.