Chateau Fontarèche its name comes from the Latin word "fonto erecto" (the fountain that erupts) and is one of the most historic areas of the Languedoc appellation.
There can be evidence found in the inventory writings of the Archbishop of Narbonne, already talking about this domaine in 1350.
In 1682 the castle of Fontarèche, together with the winery, becomes property of the family Mignard, whose descendants, the family Lamy, are still owning the domain today.
The castle is located in the Languedoc region, just a few kilometers from Lezignan-Corbieres. The vineyards of Fontareche form a perfect square of 200 ha around the chateau.
This region is a dream to live in. The Canal du Midi, the medieval city of Carcassonne, the ancient Cathar castles and the Mediterranean Sea are just a few kilometers away.
The diversity of terroirs ensures that this area has a huge diversity of grape varieties. 17! grape varieties are planted here: Carignan, Syrah, Grenache, Mourvèdre for the reds, Picpoul Noir for the rosé and Roussanne, Grenache Blanc and Macabeo for the whites. But some of their soils lend themselves exceptionally well to plant atypical varieties such as Chardonnay, Viognier, Vermentino and Colombard for whites. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Alicante and Caladoc for the reds.