"Caves Coopératives de Donnas" Winegrowers' Cooperative
The town of Donnas can boast a long-standing tradition in vine-growing as is shown by a large number of historical documents, including one from 1214 and even Napoleon had the opportunity of tasting the wine in Donnas in May 1800. With the specific intention of preserving this noble wine-growing tradition, a group of wine-growers first obtained Denomination of Controlled Origin (DOC) status for their Wine and then in 1971 formed a cooperative, with the specific aim of protecting it and guaranteeing its quality and authenticity.
The cooperative has a working capacity of 170,000 kg of grapes and an annual production of about 150,000 bottles.
The best DOC reds include “Donnas”, “Barmet”, “Rosé” and “Donnas Supérieur”, while the white wines include “Pinot Gris”. The range is completed with two table wines: the “Rouge” and the “Blanc des Caves”.
There is a sales outlet with the following opening hours: Monday to Saturday: 9.00 – 12.00 and 14.00 – 17.00; Sunday: 9.00 – 12.00 and 15.00 – 18.00. Wines and grappa are on sale.
You can book guided tours round the winery by phone and learn about the various stages in wine production as far as bottling. Wine-tasting at the end.