The French ‘Tuscany’

This vineyard tour explores the area around the town of Limoux and the little known appellation of Malepère which are surrounded by rolling hills and fields of sunflowers, cereals, olive trees and vines much like Tuscany.

The tour includes a visit to one of the leading wine producers in the area where you will enjoy a private tour of the winery followed by an extensive tasting of red and white wines. During the visit you will learn about wine production in the Languedoc and visit the barrel room to discover how maturing wine in barrel is not just about oak flavour.

Lunch will take place in the town of Limoux at one of the family owned restaurants where after a short stroll around the pretty town you will enjoy a meal made from local and season produce accompanied by delicious wines of the region.

After lunch we visit one of the finest a sparkling wine producers in the Limoux region. Here we will learn how sparkling wines are made using the traditional method, just like Champagne. However unlike the Champagne area this region makes 3 styles of sparkling wines; Blanquette du Limoux, Crémant du Limoux and Blanquette Ancestral, a delicious sweet sparkling wine, very unusual and very palatable!

Our final visit of the day is to the Abbey of St Hilaire where the first sparkling wine in the world was created by the monks in 1531. This is a beautiful abbey and we will spend a little time visiting the historical wine cellar and the other historical buildings, visiting the church and enjoying a peaceful moment in the beautiful cloister with its beautiful fountain.

Price €135 per person

 What’s included:

  • Private winery tour and tasting
  • Sparkling wine visit and tasting
  • Delicious lunch with local wine
  • Sparkling wine visit and tasting
  • Entrance into the abbey
  • Pickup and transport

Private tours range between €550 and €1100 depending on the number of people in your group.

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