Château Villerambert

11 vineyard sites stemming from the formation of the Montagne Noire


Julius Villa Ramberti lent his name to this exceptional site, surrounded by standing stones. Its ancient history was further confirmed when numerous traces of Romans dating from the 4th century were discovered in the middle of the vineyards in 1958. The first written evidence of Villerambert’s vineyards dates back to 1231, when it belonged to the clergy.

Interestingly, the estate is situated on a vein of pink marble. It is the same marble that can be found on the steps of the Paris Opera house and in the columns of the Petit Trianon at Versailles. 

Soil types
11 different soil types including clay-limestone, schist and marble
Area under wine
159 ha
Acquisition date


AOP Minervois

The climate here is Mediterranean-dominant with Atlantic influences in the western part (Clamoux and Côtes Noires). Winters can be quite harsh on the limestone plateau located 300 m above sea level.

A series of terraces home to pebbles, sandstone, schist or limestone. The terraces alternate with areas of limestone marl and sandstone. To the north-west, near Caunes-Minervois, veins of schist and pink marble are a distinctive feature of the landscape. The high altitude area is formed of limestone plateaux.