Walking in Languedoc

One of the attractions of the Languedoc is the walking and hiking in this beautiful region. I came to live here in 2009 and chose the Minervois as the ideal place to base myself and my vineyard tour business as it’s a hop, skip and a jump to Carcassonne where many of my clients base themselves. It is also...

Cathars, Sunshine & Wine

A view over vineyards in the valley
The Languedoc region is blessed with many things but I think three of the most enticing things for visitors is the climate, the wine and the history and here at Vin en Vacances we have devised a tour that guarantees all of this. Catharism was a religious cult that spread through many parts of Europe during the 12th and 13th...

Vineyard Alchemy

Vineyards at Sunset
During the first months of the year, a walk through a vineyard is like visiting a cemetery. The vines look dead, standing like rows of headstones and it’s hard to believe they will resurrect to produce juicy grapes in half a years’ time. The vines are dormant and have been since their leaves fell after the first very cold spell,...

A New Year, a new chapter…

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. A New Year, a new chapter… That’s what 2017 represents to me. In 2015 I moved to the beautiful Occitanie with...

Taste! Tuscany 2016

Carlos and I were very excited to be running the first of the ‘out of Languedoc’ wine holidays from the range of Taste Tours that I created last year. This one was called Taste! Tuscany and was 7 days of exploring the vineyards, the wines, the olive oils and beautiful villages and towns of this area. I had put...