Season Highlights

As yet another season comes to a close, and the winter nights invite us to cosy up in front of the fire, it's a wonderful chance to look back at the highlights of our year. Vin en Vacances is a special business; it's a 'people' business; it's what we do, so here are some memories of us, our little team,...

The ‘Bikers’ Vineyard Tour

The ‘Bikers Tour’ July 2011 I have been running vineyard tours in France for 5 years and mainly work in the Languedoc-Roussillon which is my favourite region because it’s still evolving and each week I find something new and fabulous. However I have been a Francophile for over 25 years following my first visit to this incredible place and my...

Open Doors in Jurançon

It was back in April this year that Frederick of Hotel d’Alibert in Caunes-Minervois asked me if I would like to go to Jurançon in November which seemed a long way off. I would normally have said I’d let him know nearer the time but in his lovely French accent he said ‘I will ask you only once’ and so I...

Wine Tourism

I was never a fan of wine tours which is pretty ironic considering what I now do for a living. So what made me change my mind? Before I worked with wine I had wanted to be that person who discovered a wonderful wine, who met a great wine maker and who went off the beaten track to discover these...

Wine Cellar Dinner Party

New to our range of offerings this year is our Wine Cellar Dinner Party and as with all new products there has to be a premier and this week we welcomed 14 wonderful people for the first time into the wine cellar at Domaine de la Senche in La Livinière. Our guests were a lovely family living in the United...