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Cahors Malbec Lounge

Founded in 2011, the Cahors Malbec Lounge is the official Cahors wine tasting and information area. Like the Cahors Vallée du Lot tourist office, the lounge is located on the ground floor of a 19th century building. It has a resolutely modern look, with the atmosphere of a wine bar. Home to over 200 Cahors PDO wines, it is a real showcase for the appellation!

The Cahors Malbec Lounge is run by a dedicated team of wine specialists who are on hand to welcome visitors and offer advice. Whether you are looking to learn more about the appellation, its location, the vineyard’s terroirs and history, or simply receive advice for your next wine tourism initiative, our team is more than happy to help.

Solène Eveillard au Cahors Malbec Lounge

OPENING HOURS

Monday to Saturday: Non stop from 11am to 7pm

Tuesday to Saturday: 11am to 5pm on appointment and from 5pm to 7pm without appointment

Tasting

A la carte tastings

Discover the
Appellation Tastings

Blind
Tastings

Afterwork
Tastings

Discover the

Appellation 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

Blind

Tastings

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.

Afterwork Tastings

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.

TASTINGS

A-la-carte packages

Introductory
tasting of Cahors wines

All year round | 30 minutes on average | No booking required

Blind
tastings

Every 1st Friday of the month | 7pm-9pm | Booking required

After-work
drinks

Every Thursday during summer | 6pm - 9pm | €4 per glass of Cahors PDO - €3 per glass of Côtes du Lot PGI - €10 per platter | Booking recommended

Introductory

tasting of Cahors wines

Discover the richness and diversity of Cahors wines via 4 tailor-made packages!

For Epicureans who love the simple pleasures of life, aperitifs with friends and barbecues in the sun!

A selection of fruity and palatable Cahors wines to share in a convivial atmosphere.

For Alchemists seeking to discover the secrets of matter. Unveil the mystery of how Malbec grapes become Liquid Gold.

A selection of Cahors wines crafted with various winemaking processes, the very core of the expertise of our winemakers.

For the Explorers among us, who know that it’s the journey that counts! Let your taste for adventure guide you through the terroirs of the appellation, from the Lot terraces to the limestone Causse.

A selection of Cahors wines reflecting the original terroirs of Malbec, with a diversity of expression that will surprise you.

For Collectors on a quest for rare gems! Enter the universe of the world’s greatest Malbecs.

A selection of timeless cuvées that express all the excellence of the Cahors appellation.

The Cahors Malbec Lounge does not sell wine. The team will point you to the appellation’s winegrowers and retailers to help you find your favourite ♥️. Every Wednesday and Saturday morning, a farmers’ market is held in Cahors, offering local nibbles to go with your wine tastings.

Blind

tastings

Prepare to be amazed at a blind tasting of Cahors PDO wines and wines from other appellations. This tasting is fully anonymous: seven bottles are covered with a sock and the participants have to try to identify each one. 

Explore vineyards from around the world and (re)discover Cahors wines thanks to this geo-sensory tasting. Don’t worry if you’re not a connoisseur – both wine enthusiasts and beginners are welcome!

After-work drinks

Looking to wind down after a busy day at work? Escape from the daily grind and meet up with colleagues in a laid-back atmosphere over a glass of wine and food platter! 

Winegrowers in the Cahors appellation will present their complete wine ranges (red white and rosé), offering a unique opportunity to discover unknown treasures! The Villa Malbec team is redesigning its menu with an emphasis on local cuisine. 

events

The Traces comtemporaines festival

Over the years, the Traces Contemporaines festival has made a name for itself with dances, meetings and friendly get-togethers. For a few days, the whole town steps into rhythm. Whether on the square or on stage, the entire region is tuned into this event! Enthusiasts and professionals alike team up to bring members of the public together, from partner schools to spectators.

Every year, the Cahors Malbec Lounge has the honour of hosting the opening night of the TRACES CONTEMPORAINES festival. A dance stage is set up under the Place François Mitterrand pergola, which is specially lit up for the occasion. You will also be able to dine on-site and taste Cahors PDO wines from Château Lamartine, one of the association’s partner estates.

The Lot of saveurs

The Lot of Saveurs festival was launched in 2009 based on a single desire: to celebrate the region’s finest cuisine via a laid-back, festive and creative event. Over the years, the Lot of Saveurs festival has enjoyed considerable backing from the public and partners, offering a rich annual programme to celebrate local gastronomy throughout the Grand Cahors region. Food lovers and holidaymakers from all walks of life, as well as the region’s finest chefs, award-winning local producers and artists have the chance to meet over numerous events to celebrate our gastronomic heritage.

The Cahors Malbec Lounge teams up with the festival organisers to launch a pop-up wine bar on Place François Mitterrand throughout the festival, offering the ideal opportunity to taste Cahors PDO & Côtes du Lot PGI wines and regional products.

PRIVATISATION EVENTS

Meetings, seminars, private events

The lounge can host up to 80 people standing and 44 people seated, is fully equipped (kitchenette, giant screens, sound equipment, disabled toilets, etc.) and located just 2 minutes from the amphitheatre and Place Galdémar car parks. The lounge is also available to hire for meetings, seminars and private evenings throughout the event (along with optional Cahors wine tastings and caterers). For those who decide to hire the lounge and book a tasting, the team will be delighted to share their wide range of high-quality Cahors wines with you, and invite winegrowers to host the evening (optional). For more information, don’t hesitate to contact us!

Boutique

Glasses, corkscrews, aprons, drop stops, books, gift vouchers and much more!

Cahors wines are known worldwide for their signature wine glass with a ring on the stem. Perfectly adapted to tasting, these glasses are available to purchase in the lounge. 

A map of France’s vineyards, hip posters designed by Michel Tolmer, Coutale corkscrews and organic cotton T-shirts for men and women (sizes XS to XXXL) are also available to purchase. 

We also offer gift cards so you can invite friends and family to blind tastings.