This year Vin en Vacances is joined by Gregg Meesters who will be running tours and tastings in the Pézenas and Capestang areas. Here, in his first blog since joining our team he tells us how it all came about.
That’s what 2017 represents to me. In 2015 I moved to the beautiful Occitanie with my wife and 2 girls, looking for a different lifestyle and new challenges. And boy did we find challenges. Don’t worry, I won’t bore you with the administrative challenges that come with moving from one country to another. I am here to talk about a much more interesting challenge… Wine of course!
Although wine has always been a part of my life – I still remember my dad bringing up his “good” bottles of wine from the cellar and me peeling the labels off the bottles to put in my scrapbook but it wasn’t until we decided to move to the largest wine producing area of the world that I became a wine enthusiast.
I took up courses to get to know as much as I could, started really looking and tasting my wines instead of just drinking them and … got completely lost. It seemed like the more you learn about wine, the less you seem to know. But there is no better way to learn how to swim then to just plunge in to the deep end.
So that will be my new chapter. Plunging in to the deep of the Languedoc-Roussillon wine scene, getting to know all the hidden gems and making sure our guests will have a fun-filled day that they will remember. Luckily, I will be surrounded by the Vin en Vacances family to show me the ropes.
I can’t wait to start my new chapter and hopefully I will get to meet you soon on one of our tours.