In the dynamic world of Japan’s wine and beverage market, one name stands out for its exceptional quality and distinctive approach—Domaine Grand Guilhem. This family-owned, artisanal wine estate has recently been awarded prestigious Gold Medals for its remarkable products, including the acclaimed On est si bien 2022, at the Japan Awards 2023 hosted by Business News Japan. With a commitment to organic farming and adherence to the “nature method” charter, Domaine Grand Guilhem produces exceptional wines while offering a delightful accommodation experience at their charming estate in Cascastel, nestled in the heart of Cathar country.
Certified in organic farming since 2004, Domaine Grand Guilhem encompasses an 8.8-hectare vineyard that embodies the essence of artisanal winemaking. Their commitment to sustainable practices, such as manual harvesting and fermentation using natural yeasts, ensures that their wines showcase the true character of the terroir. With no added sulphites or artificial inputs, the wines from Domaine Grand Guilhem truly embody the harmony between nature and craftsmanship.
Beyond their exceptional wines, Domaine Grand Guilhem offers an unforgettable stay in the serene beauty of Cathar country. The estate’s accommodation options include charming Bed and Breakfast facilities and picturesque Charming Gîtes, all situated in a renovated 19th-century winegrower’s house. Each room is a harmonious blend of historic charm and modern comfort, featuring original elements like wrought iron balconies inherited from the Château de Cascastel, beautiful tiles, mosaics, and stained glass windows.
L’Estiu: For a cozy and rejuvenating getaway, the L’Estiu gîte is the perfect choice. With its cool rooms adorned in madras fabrics and sugar-coated blue boutis, this rural gîte accommodates 2 to 6 people. The two bedrooms offer private bathrooms or shower rooms and independent toilets, ensuring a comfortable and relaxing stay. As an added bonus, guests can indulge in the outdoor Jacuzzi/spa, immersing themselves in tranquility amidst the picturesque surroundings.
La Maison des Vendangeurs: Experience the Mediterranean holiday home at Domaine Grand Guilhem with a stay at La Maison des Vendangeurs. Originally built in the early 20th century, this fully renovated gem provides spacious and comfortable accommodation. With three bedrooms for two people and an additional large bedroom accommodating up to six people, each equipped with private bathrooms and toilets, La Maison des Vendangeurs is the epitome of luxury and relaxation. Guests can also enjoy the swimming pool, creating memorable moments in a truly idyllic setting.
Domaine Grand Guilhem’s Gold Medal Awards at the Japan Awards 2023 are a testament to their unwavering dedication to producing exceptional wines. Their commitment to organic farming, the nature method, and sustainable practices sets them apart in the wine industry. Whether exploring their award-winning wines or indulging in a charming retreat in the heart of Cathar country, Domaine Grand Guilhem offers an unforgettable experience that combines the best of wine and accommodation in one remarkable destination.