Between the sea and the mountains, with an exceptional amount of sunshine, the wines of Argelès-sur-Mer are perfect to accompany the day’s fishing, the picnic under the trees or the barbecue with friends after a beautiful day at the beach.
The AOP Collioure and Banyuls are among the most popular. Several local producers offer visits to their estates, as well as tastings and events around the wine production.
For example, Domaine St Thomas offers a 4×4 excursion to reach the vineyards on the heights of Collioure, and enjoy an aperitif with a view of Argelès-sur-Mer and the surrounding area. The estate also offers a fine selection of sun-kissed fruits and picking sessions!
Still in Argelès-sur-Mer, at the Domaine de la Mer Blanche, orchards are the kings of the field: here prickly pears, fruit trees and other yuzu lemons produce exquisite juices, appreciated by great chefs. The estate also produces organic olive oil.
If the season lends itself to it, we will take the road to Ceret to taste the cherries produced here. The Céret cherry is a star fruit whose first harvest is sent to the Elysée Palace each spring.
And to continue the adventure and discover another local beverage, head for the Byrrh cellars in Thuir, about 45 minutes’ drive from Argelès-sur-Mer, this aperitif has existed since 1873 and was described at the time of its creation as a “tonic and hygienic wine with cinchona”, visit and taste it on site!
And because there is more to life than wine: the beer made in Argelès-sur-Mer Cap d’Onna has been awarded many times. Visit the brewery for a tour, shopping and tapas tasting.