The wine gets its name from the city of Cahors. The vineyard was planted there by the Romans and its trade naturally developed with the transportation of barrels on the Lot river towards Bordeaux.
In the Middle Ages, it was called "black wine » and was supposedly served at the tables of Alienor d' Aquitaine's wedding with Henri II, King of England.
François 1st appreciated it so much that he used to order it directly from Cahors.
The czar Peter the Great treated himself with Cahors wine, the Orthodox Church adopted it as altar wine.
In the 19th century, Cahors vineyard covers a surface of 40 000 ha, but regrettably it was destroyed by the phylloxera between 1868 and 1884.
A new plague hit the vineyards during the terrible frost of February 1956, annihilating 99 % of the surfaces. Vineyards were replanted with Malbec, but also with Merlot and Tannat.
Discover the Lot region :
The Lot is a region rich in surprises, it is worldwide reknown for its vineyard but also because it offers numerous treasures that will please both your eyes and your taste buds. Its characteristic landscape is caused to the course of the Lot , the Célé and the Dordogne rivers within the calcareous limestone plateau with a rich variety of flora and fauna. The Regional Natural Park of the Causses of Quercy contributes to the conservation of this diversity.
Man has also brought his contribution over several millenniums with rock paintings or graves (Grotte of PechMerle, Grotte of Cougnac, Grotte of Foissac, …). It is also possible to discover numerous villages classified among the most beautiful of France (Autoire, Rocamadour, Loubressac, Saint-Cirq-Lapopie, Capdenac-le-Haut, Cardaillac, Carennac). Do not forget to visit Cahors with its Pont Valentré and its historic heart, Figeac with its Champollion Museum, or Souillac with its Museum of the Automaton and Robotics.
Make the most of your tour by enjoying the gustative treasures proposed in the restaurants of Quercy, by passionate chefs who will help you discover delicate specialities. You cannot leave without having tasted the melon or the lamb of Quercy, the cabécou of Rocamadour, the foie gras or the truffle, always with a sip of Cahors wine … of course !.
If you are interested in astronomy, you may pursue your discoveries, even at night! Indeed, as the area is far from the large cities of the south west, the night-sky of Quercy is a renowned observation site particularly appreciated by the amateurs of astronomy.
Hotels and restaurants close to the Pelvillain Vineyards will make your stay even more enjoyable!
For several years, we are member of the “Accueil Vigneron du Lot” network, which means that we care to welcome you in the best conditions. We are committed to reserve an optimal welcome in our cellar and to share with you our passion for wine.
Since October 2015, the Vignobles Pelvillain are committed to a quality label for your satisfaction: Esprit Lot.
Within the Esprit Lot network, the partners make a commitment to give you a privileged welcome, in accordance with the values of the brand, including :
*A high quality and privileged welcome: human sharing above all with trained and attentive teams
*Persons from the Lot, who like their land and will know how to advise you to discover it
*A welcoming cellar, the sharing of our know-how and a special tasting moment
The Esprit Lot network is a sign a quality applying to all products and services from this territory. The membership is granted by the official Tourism office : Lot Tourisme
The Vignobles Pelvillain welcome you at your convenience at :
Cellar of Château de Cénac and of Château du Port in Albas (46140)
*Every day : 08:30 - 12:00 / 14:00 – 17:30
except : Saturday, Sunday, bank holidays
Cellar of the Domaine du Théron in Prayssac (46220)
*Possible visit all year long on request outside schedules and opening days
* Services: visits for groups.
Visits for groups
The Domaine du Théron welcomes you on request to discover our wine storehouse.
Visit “discover” : 5 € per person
Duration: 30 min
visit followed by tasting of 3 wines
Visit “sensation” : 10 € per person
visit followed by tasting of 4 wines