Cahors Malbec Lounge
The Cahors Malbec Lounge was created in 2011. It is the official information and wine tasting area for Cahors wines. Like the Cahors in the Lot Valley Tourist Office, the lounge is located on the ground floor of a 19th century building. With its resolutely modern aesthetics, the atmosphere of the lounge evokes a wine bar. With over 200 AOC Cahors wine references, the lounge showcases the finest the appellation has to offer!
The Cahors Malbec Lounge is also a professional team of wine specialists who welcome visitors in a convivial atmosphere, to provide advice and information. Whether you wish to learn more about the appellation, the geography, the terroirs or the history of the vineyard, or simply want advice on how to prepare your wine tourism itinerary, our team is here to answer your questions.
Open Monday to Saturday: Non-stop from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Open from Tuesday to Saturday: 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.
A la carte tastings
Discover all the richness and diversity of Cahors wines, through 4 packages geared to your expectations!
Presentation of the 4 packages: The Epicurean, the Explorer, the Alchemist and the Collector.
The Cahors Malbec Lounge does not sell wine. If you discover a wine you love during the tasting, we will tell you where the winemakers are located, using the map of the appellation. If you don’t have time to visit the winemakers to buy the wines you’ve enjoyed at the estate, we will tell you which Cahors wine shops have them available.
Year-round, during the opening hours of the Cahors Malbec Lounge | Average duration: 30 minutes | No booking required
Take part in an amazing blind tasting, comparing wines from here and elsewhere. Blind tasting is by far the most objective of all tastings: Being influenced by a label would be out of the question! The tasting is entirely anonymous. All the bottles are covered with a sock beforehand, and participants are then asked to identify the appellation of origin of the 7 wines they taste.
Explore the world’s vineyards and rediscover Cahors wines thanks to this geographical and sensory journey. No need to be a connoisseur. You will enjoy a convivial and fascinating moment with discerning wine lovers and newcomers alike. In this unique context, Cahors wines will certainly strike you as remarkable and qualitative compared to other great wines of France and the world. Thanks to the oenologist’s commentary, you will discover the secrets of each wine and vineyard.
On the 1st Friday of each month | 7 – 9 pm | Booking required.
If you need to unwind after a busy day at work, why not break your daily routine and meet your colleagues in a relaxed atmosphere, with a glass of wine and delicious appetizers?
The winemakers of the Cahors appellation will take turns presenting their complete range of wines (red, white and rosé wines), a unique opportunity to make genuine discoveries. The Villa Malbec team focuses on renewing the gastronomic offer, giving pride of place to local produce.
Twice a month | Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. | € 4 per glass of AOC Cahors – € 3 per glass of Côtes du Lot PGI – € 10 per plate of appetizers
During the summer months, these afterwork tastings are open every Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m., for a moment of relaxation on the Villa Malbec terrace.
The Traces comtemporaines festival
Over the years, the Traces Contemporaines festival has made their mark as an event devoted to the movement of dance, encounters and moments of shared joy. The entire town seems to change pace and rhythm. On town squares or on stage, the entire region seems to follow each gesture. Amateurs and professionals come together in a festival that attracts the public, from the schools involved in the programme to the spectators.
Each year, the Cahors Malbec lounge welcomes the opening event of the TRACES CONTEMPORAINES festival. A dance stage is set up under the pergola on François Mitterrand square and specially lit for the occasion. Visitors can enjoy dinner with AOC Cahors wines from Château Lamartine, the sponsor of the association.
The Lot of saveurs Festival
Since it was created in 2009, the key focus of the Lot Of Saveurs festival has been to celebrate the hallmark of our region – its gastronomy – through a popular, festive and creative event. Over the years, Lot Of Saveurs has met with great interest from the public and sponsors. Each year, the event offers an enriched programme allowing participants to celebrate local gastronomy throughout the Greater Cahors area. Summer gourmets from all walks of life, great chefs from the Lot region, recognised local producers and artists meet to celebrate our gastronomic heritage.
The Cahors Malbec Lounge contributes to the festival by organising an ephemeral wine bar on François Mitterrand square, for the entire duration of the festival. This is an opportunity for visitors to taste AOC Cahors and Côtes du Lot PGI wines with products from our terroir.
In January and February of each year, the Capital of Malbec becomes the Black Truffle Capital. At the Lounge, extraordinary dinners are organised thanks to the exceptional participation of great chefs and great winemakers. Only 44 diners can attend each evening meal. These dinners offer an opportunity to experience a privileged moment, with each dish commented by the chef and each wine by a winemaker. During the event, the lounge counter becomes a kitchen where food is prepared in full view of all the participants. Finally, that evening, old vintages are taken out of the cellars to celebrate the black diamonds of Cahors: Malbec and truffles.
● PRIVATISATION OF SPACE
Meetings, seminars, private evening events
The lounge has standing room for 80 guests and seating for 44. It is fully equipped (kitchenette, big screens, sound equipment, disabled toilets, etc.), just 2 minutes’ walk from the Amphithéâtre and Galdémar car parks. It can be rented for meetings, seminars or private evening events, with or without Cahors wine tastings, with or without catering, for the time needed. If the lounge is rented with a tasting, the lounge team will ensure that you discover all the quality and diversity of Cahors wines, and if you like, we can even ask a few winemakers to tell us about their wines. Feel free to contact us!
Glass, corkscrew, apron, DropStop disk, book, gift voucher...
The emblem of Cahors wines is a glass with a ring at its base. The glass, which is perfectly suited to tasting, is now well-known all over the world. It is sold at the lounge. The emblem is also available on a number of accessories available in the lounge area (corkscrews, aprons, T-shirts, drop stops, etc.). You can even admire the Cahors glass on the cover of the book entitled « Cahors, le roman du vin noir » (Cahors, the tale of black wine), which you can also purchase.