Februarys’ News from Languedoc

Welcome to Februarys' news roundup from the team at Vin en Vacances. We are getting excited as the new season is about to start and we have some wonderful new wine & food tours and some great wine holidays for you. Read on and I hope we will tempt you to pay the Languedoc a visit this year. Happy Birthday Canal du...

Happy Birthday Canal du Midi

Imagine a time before motor vehicles when the pace of life was slow and the work was hard. In those days moving produce out of Languedoc was difficult and involved a long sea voyage around Spain and Portugal or along rough, rutted roads with a horse and cart. Wine was moved from wineries in barrels, on carts from villages to...

Limoux Carnival

“Te Counaissi” - it looks and sounds familiar, and yet..... If you happen to be in Languedoc between January and the two weeks before Easter, and you're passing through the town of Limoux, it could well be an expression you hear. It's the tease or taunt spoken by the masked Pierrots taking part in the region's famous Carnival; and...

Clos du Gravillas Vintage Report

Last week the Vin en Vacances team payed a visit to Clos du Gravillas, a boutique winery farming organically on limestone soils in the Minervois. They wanted to taste some of the 2015 wines to see how they are maturing and here is team member Marcel Van Baalens report: On our vineyard tours we get to taste a lot of...

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,...