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,...

The 2015 Languedoc Vintage

This year I had the impression that the seasons had nudged forward by a month. Spring began during March and although I had the logs crackling on the fire in the evening, the days were often bright and perfect for hiking which I did a lot of. However, during winter we had seen a lot of rain, some of...

Intrepid Intern

Hi there followers of Wendy's blog! Ever wondered what it would be like working for a Vineyard Tour Company? Read on for a little bit about my experience. I'm Natalie (sans h), and it’s been 3 months since I started work as an intern for Vin en Vacances, 3 crazy months which have flown by, obviously caught on the back...