Sieur d'Arques

Avenue du Mauzac
11300 Limoux

Tel. : + 33 (0)4 68 74 63 00
Fax : + 33 (0)4 68 74 63 13

Initiatives implemented
by this Vigneron en Développement Durable :

Where are we?

Limoux : a unique and diverse terroir.

Located 25 km south of Carcassonne at the foot of the Pyrenees mountain range, the Limoux terroir is rich in diversity as it lies at the crossroads between two climatic influences. The Sieur d’Arques winemakers have understood the full measure of this invaluable diversity. Pioneers in plot-based terroir selection, for over twenty years they have been committed to an innovative, quality-focused approach highlighting four major terroirs: Autan, Méditerranéen, Haute Vallée and Océanique.

The Sieur d’Arques winemakers have optimized the exceptional diversity of their 2,090 hectares of vineyards to produce supremely delicate, elegant sparkling wines, great white Chardonnays and reds that are highly characteristic of this unique terroir.

Who are we?

It was in 1531 that the Benedictine monks from the St. Hilaire Abbey, a neighboring village, produced the first sparkling wine in the world: La Blanquette de Limoux. It was served at the court of the Lord of the region: Sieur D’Arques.

Four centuries later in 1946, the founding winemakers used this historical anecdote to christen their cellar: Sieur D’Arques.  Today, Sieur d’Arques boasts 110 employees and 270 member winegrowers.

What do we produce?

Sieur d’Arques produces fine sparkling wines and white wines in Languedoc.

The historical producer of Blanquette de Limoux, one of the oldest AOC in France (1938), Crémant de Limoux as well as white and red Limoux, Sieur d’Arques is equipped with modern installations and a gallery filled with wine barrels built on a hillside.

For the past 66 years, the winegrowers and teams at the Sieur d’Arques winery have striven to constantly refine wine-making techniques and enhance the quality of Limoux wines.

After years of endeavoring to improve quality from the vineyard to the bottle, Sieur d’Arques has produced a new cuvée from the Limoux terroir: Première Bulle.

Adorned in modern, colorful and festive packaging, Première Bulle is targeting a new clientele: dynamic, convivial and trendy, adding a fresh and sparkling breeze to appetizers, festive occasions, cocktail parties and celebrations.

“Toques et clochers”: exceptional still white wines.

Launched by Sieur d’Arques in 1990, the “Toques et Clochers” charity auction, from which the wines derive their name, is a major event that attracts over a thousand buyers from around the world.

Each year, "Toques et Clochers" is presided over by a renowned Chef, who auctions the most promising barrels of wine with the profits going towards renovating the bell towers from the villages in the Limoux appellation region.


Where to find us:

Sieur d’Arques is located in Limoux, 25 km south of Carcassonne (motorway A61, exit 23 Carcassonne Ouest)

Sieur d’Arques

Avenue du Mauzac 11300 Limoux

Tel.+ 33 (0)4 68 74 63 00
Fax + 33 (0)4 68 74 63 13