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Discover Gaillac Primeur wine from Domaine de la Durantie

Dear taste explorers and lovers of fine wine,

We’re writing to you from the picturesque and serene Domaine de la Durantie, nestling in the authentic village of Castelnau-de-Montmiral. Today, let’s travel together through the rich and exquisite history of the wines of Gaillac, this precious wine-producing region in south-west France, and its Gaillac Primeur wine. 🍇🍷

The delicious history of Gaillac wines

Since the time of the Romans, the vineyards of Gaillac have been a source of pride, passionately passing on the richness of their unique terroir. Nestling in the sumptuous landscape of the Tarn, it has a rich history dating back more than two thousand years. At the time, the Romans established winegrowing here, captivated by the richness of its soil and its strategic position. Over time, the wines of Gaillac have made a name for themselves, thanks to their distinct character and the variety of grape varieties used, forging a solid identity and recognition beyond the region’s borders.

Renowned for the diversity and quality of its wines, the Gaillac region blends ancestral traditions with viticultural innovations, offering remarkable vintages to the palates of epicureans the world over.

Diving into the world of Gaillac Primeur wine

So what are these famous “primeur” wines that Gaillac is famous for every year?

A vin primeur is a young wine that is both lively and fruity, sold just after the harvest and known for its freshness and lightness. What makes it special? To be consumed in the year of its harvest, offering a unique experience, a plunge into the current vintage.

Historically, en primeur wines are the fruit of a French tradition, enabling winegrowers to generate a quick income after the harvest. They also give enthusiasts a first glimpse of the annual vintage.

Gaillac is famous for its primeur wine, thanks in particular to its microclimate, its specific terroir and endemic grape varieties to obtain ripe, healthy grapes in early autumn. Made mainly from Gamay grapes and harvested exclusively by hand, Gaillac Primeur is a jewel of freshness and authenticity, both fruity and easy to drink. A pure, unadulterated expression of the newly harvested grape. echoing the region’s age-old winemaking traditions.

A weekend of authenticity and sharing

From 16 to 19 November, the Gaillac Wines Association invites you to the “CHAI mon vigneron” weekend, celebrating the end of the harvest and the release of the Gaillac Primeur. You’ll be invited to discover the secrets of the region’s wines, meet the passionate winemakers and, of course, taste those precious drops of the new harvest. A celebration where the aromas of new wine flirt with the authenticity of encounters and the warmth of sharing.

The Gaillac vineyards are home to 400 passionate winegrowers, guardians of the terroirs and purveyors of a unique cultural heritage. This event is much more than just a simple event: it’s a celebration of flavours, traditions and, above all, the conviviality so dear to our region.

Just a few words to whet your appetite:

  • Official release: 3rd Thursday in November
  • The only AOC Primeur wine from the South-West
  • More than 30 producers, around 500,000 bottles, of which 90% red and 10% white
  • A delicacy to be savoured as soon as it is released and enjoyed throughout the seasons.
  • Great with grilled meats on a balmy summer’s evening

To find out all about the weekend’s festivities, check out the detailed programme here :

Domaine de la Durantie: Your haven of serenity just a stone's throw from the vineyards

Dear wine lovers, our Domaine de la Durantie, located in Castelnau-de-Montmiral, just a stone’s throw from the Gaillac vineyards, is opening its doors to you for this lively weekend. Imagine, after a day of tasting and discovering, returning to the calm and serenity of a comfortable villa, complete with spa, right in the heart of nature

Your glass of Gaillac Primeur in your hand, the stars as your only light, nature as your only background noise… This is the experience we offer you at Domaine de la Durantie.

Make your stay in the Tarn an enchanted interlude where the flavours of Gaillac Primeur will resonate like an unforgettable memory.


Don’t miss this marvellous getaway that combines exploration of the senses and relaxation of the mind. We invite you to book your villa now on our website and make this event a memorable one, wrapped up in the comfort and luxury of our estate.

We look forward to welcoming you and making your precious memories in the Tarn, in the heart of the Gaillac vineyards.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information or any special request. We look forward to welcoming you!

See you soon at Domaine de la Durantie!

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