An Immersive Wine-Tasting Experience in the South of France

Nestled in the foothills of the Pyrénées mountains in the Aude, Domaine Gayda offers unique wine tourism activities and tastings in its organic vineyard.

Tim, Vincent and David on the Gayda wine estate © Domaine Gayda

Located in the village of Brugairolles, just 25km south of the medieval city of Carcassonne in the Aude, Domaine Gayda is celebrating its 20 years of existence in 2023. The property sits on an old postal relay built in the 18th century where travellers and their horses would come and rest. The old farm buildings now house luxury accommodation.

The estate turned to wine-producing in 2004 after the meeting of Tim, Vincent and Anthony in South Africa. The estate vineyards are spread accross four different locations, each growing specific vintages basking in their own climate: Domaine Gayda, la Livinière, Col de la Dona and Latour de France.

Today, Domaine Gayda continues to pursue excellence under the sponsorship of Anthony Record, and with three men in the field, Tim Ford, Managing Director, Vincent Chansault, Winemaker, and David Chardron, Sales Manager.

If the wines of Domaine Gayda are often blended wines, the domain is a collection of men and backgrounds, stories and passion. Certified organic since 2011, the vineyard is under the care of Vincent – graduate of the school of Viticulture and Oenology in Cognac. His passion for wine is based on a sustainable, respectful and instinctive approach to viticulture.