This vineyard tour from Pézenas takes you to discover the exciting appellation called The Terrasses du Larzac situated south of the Larzac Plateau where the sheep that produce the milk for Roquefort cheese graze. It’s a young appellation created in 2005 and is populated by some of the most talented and ambitious wine makers in Languedoc. The vines are planted on the gravelly limestone slopes and terraces of this ‘V’ shaped wine district in the northern Hérault surrounded by some stunning scenery.
We start the day by heading to the most eastern point of the appellation to visit one of the most important domaines on the region. Here you will taste a range of delicious red and white wines and learn about the interesting terroir where they grew. This exceptional terroir has attracted many new producers and much investment and the wines are receiving critical acclaim from journalists around the world.
During the tour you will discover not only the vineyards but also the pretty villages perched on hilltops or hidden in valleys and coiled around rivers. Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert is one such village and at its heart is the abbey, a jewel of Romanesque art and home to the relics of gallant knight and founder of the abbey Saint-Guilhem. The village and the abbey are part of the medieval pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostella and many people come to see the fragments of the true cross of Christ, a gift from Charlemagne. We will spend a little time here and enjoy a delicious lunch before heading off for our afternoon tasting.
There are 23 villages within the AOP Terrasses du Larzac and all enjoy an almost perfect climate for producing aromatic wines. Our afternoon tasting will be to a winery that farms on a different terroir to the morning visit, this time focusing on limestone which endows the wines with freshness and minerality that we are sure you will love.
Price per person €135
- Visit to 2 wineries
- A delicious lunch with wine
- Visit to the village of Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert
- Pick up and Transport
Private tours range between €500 and €1000 depending on the number of people in your group.