Visitors to Château Laquirou can explore our grape show-garden following a wine tasting. Conscious of our affiliation with the wine culture of the Mediterranean region, we have planted rare, almost forgotten grape varieties from different countries and marked them with information boards. Discover unfamiliar grape varieties such as «Maticha» from Morocco, «Bokaskère» from Turkey, «Einuni» from Israel or the old Languedoc varieties «Terret» and «Aspiran».
VARIETY AND TERROIR
In the 1990s, Erika Hug became intensively involved in purchasing a vineyard in France and acquired Château Laquirou in 1993. A dream came true – and then the hard work began. Since 2021, Julian Hug has managed this unique estate close to the Mediterranean and he continues to run the winery in the same spirit as his mother did.
To round off the winery experience and meet the many visitor requests, two vacation apartments (gîtes) will be available from 2022.
JULIAN HUG & Bettina Eberle
In the summer of 2021, Julian took over Château Laquirou, giving a lot of thought to the future, especially in terms of strategy and preventing soil compaction. With the support of his partner, Bettina Eberle, the winery has a new online presence and lovingly finished gîtes.“You never get bored at Château Laquirou, and there are still many exciting projects in the pipeline,” says Julian Hug.
ERIKA HUG & ECKARD HARKE-HUG
Since acquiring this beautiful spot of land, Erika Hug – with the support of her husband, Eckard Harke-Hug – carefully restored the winery step by step and made it what it is today. Before handing it over to Julian in 2021, she fulfilled another dream by renovating the “Grande Maison” and the gîtes.
Our long-time Estate Manager – tall, broad-shouldered and a picture-perfect “Languedocien”. David Amiel is deeply rooted in the region and as a former national-level rugby player, he keeps his eye on the ball without losing sight of his teammates. He thinks little of the trend towards opulent wines, which also persists in the Languedoc, arguing: “What we prefer to strive for at Château Laquirou is a symbiosis of Mediterranean charm and finesse.”
The on-site team (from back to front, from left to right)
Julian, Camille, Eric, David, Jean-Marc, Myriam, Frederic