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A 50-year wine tourism saga
Our history

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Discover our story

The Domaine la Yole Wine Resort tells the story of a 50-year wine tourism saga, based on the initiative of men, enterprising and managers, with respect for the surrounding nature.

In Languedoc, the wine tourism complex “Domaine la Yole Wine Resort” spreads out in Béziers over more than 130 hectares by the sea (900 m from the beach), near Béziers, a city rich in history and wine-growing tradition. The estate of the GASSIER family offers its visitors the diversity of landscape of a terroir under the influence of the Mediterranean climate, along the coast, near the "Etang de Vendres", an important ornithological site.

For relaxing nights Accommodation

In addition to the initial estate and its cellar, which annually produce 5,000 to 6,000 hectoliters of wine in IGP Pays d'Oc, this complex offers high-end accommodation, in the old farmhouse and in the middle of the vineyards, but also catering solutions and an art village (in preparation).

At the beginning At the beginning of our era

The traces of Roman remains on the Domaine de la Yole, close to the Domitian Way, attest to wine-growing and naval activity from the beginning of our era.

At the beginning of the 17th century, Maître Guiole, a lawyer from Béziers and new owner of 300 hectares of land, gave his name to the emerging estate.

Over the years, it was transformed into “Domaine l'Ayolle” on the Napoleonic land register around 1830, to become “Domaine la Yole” at the beginning of the 20th century, following an administrative error.

Wine activity In 1957

In 1957, Alfred GASSIER, the grandfather, winegrower-producer in Algeria, bought Domaine la Yole on impulse and entrusted its management to his son Jean GASSIER

A trained agricultural engineer and true manager, Jean replants the entire vineyard, which is in bad shape. He modernizes the culture and the cellar, develops the plantations, trains the vines, develops wine and market gardening.

The diversity of activities In 1963

As early as 1963, the Languedoc region planned the tourist development of the coastline through an interministerial development mission, the “Mission Racine”. Jean will then take advantage of this opportunity and plans to diversify the domain's activities.

With the idea of going camping, he decided to first uproot 5 hectares of vines to plant poplars. Then he thought bigger and in 1970 Camping la Yole opened its doors on 15 hectares and became one of the largest 4 stars in France.

The fifth generation In 1999

Born on the Estate and introduced to vines and wine through contact with his father, Pierre Gassier, fifth generation of winegrowers, will take over the family business in 1999. He will never stop providing the company with most modern means: winemaking cellar, bottling line and air-conditioned storage cellar.

The land of the estate adjoins the Vendres pond, this development is carried out with respect for a privileged environment, a place of life where fauna and flora coexist that the Gassier family respects and maintains with a constant concern for respect of nature.

112 hectares of vines The wine estate

Domaine la Yole is a large estate which, with 112 hectares of vines, inspires creation, because it has varieties of soils such as clay-colored hillsides. limestone and sublittoral sands as well as varieties of grape varieties such as: 

  • White: Chardonnay, Muscat petit grain, Viognier, Roussane, Marsanne, Grenache blanc, Gewurts-traminer, Vermentino.
  • Red: Grenache noir, Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet sauvignon, Cinsault, Alicante bouchet, Carignan, Marselan, Caladoc.

Supplement to the offer In 2003

From 2003, the first wine tourism activities were offered at the cellar: winegrower walks, gourmet discoveries, introduction to tasting. 

From 2007, to complete the tourist offer, we opened for the summer a mini educational farm, a restaurant and a point of sale for fruits and vegetables produced on the estate.  

A treetop adventure park, the “Adventure Park”, was created for the 2008 season, set up in the woods adjoining the campsite and the wine estate, 500 meters from the seaside.

In 2021, the campsite and the Adventure Park are sold to a large outdoor hotel group.

The Domaine will then recompose its wine tourism identity, under the leadership of Laurence and Pierre GASSIER.

Let’s continue to write the history of Domaine la Yole What’s new for 2024

Opening for rental in spring of 5 high-end accommodations with swimming pools and jacuzzis, rehabilitation of old stables into art village, organization evenings, events, seminars, tasting training, walks in the vineyards and nature, …

Now, it’s up to you to continue writing the history of Domaine la Yole!