Embres-et-Castelmaure is a tiny village in Corbieres, with around 150 residents, all of whom are families of vignerons. Their co-operative Cave de Castelmaure was founded in the 1920s, and today consists of 65 members making wine from grapes hand-picked from 760 local plots totalling 350 hectares. 90% of Castelmaure's production is red, with 80% of this classified AOC Corbieres, made from grape varieties such as grenache noir, syrah, carignan, and mourvedre.
Surrounded by mountains and adjoining the vineyards of Fitou, this wild, windswept terrain has a variety of soils from schist, limestone, alluvial river wash to clay-chalk. The cave co-operative is modern, innovative and extremely well run producing excellent and award winning wines.