A wine tour to the Corbières region that will take you to a place of contrasts where cicadas sing, and buzzards circle lazily against a blue sky, over wild, windswept garrigue. The vineyards are perched on rocky hillsides and the roads wind round and round as we make our way towards our first vineyard visit which is a family owned domaine in the village of Monseret.
The vineyards are situated in the heart of the Boutenac region, an area dedicated to the culture of the vine since Roman times and the only cru in the Corbières. We will take a walk through the vines, some of them more than a century old. We will also take a tour of the winery which is also ancient but modernised to use the latest techniques to produce fabulous Corbières wines. The award winning reds are made from a blend of Carignan, Grenache, Mourvèdre and Syrah and the whites from Marsanne and Rousanne.
After an extensive tasting of Corbières and Corbières-Boutenac wines we will head for the beautiful village of Lagrasse where we will be welcomed into the home of one of the villagers for a typical Occitanie lunch that she has prepared just for us.
After lunch you will take a fascinating stroll around Lagrasse one of Les Plus Beaux Villages de France and learn some of the history that spans at least 1000 years. Your route will take you along the narrow cobbled ‘ruelles’ and along the way, between the town and the abbey, in squares and behind facades, there are stories to be told and a fascinating medieval history to be revealed.
Now its time to head off to our final visit of the day in a nearby village where we will meet father and son wine makers producing top quality Corbières wines from a small winery in the heart of their village. Clients voted this one of our best French vineyard tours!
Please note our tour itineraries can be subject to change and availability.
Price €135 per person
- Visits to two wineries
- Olive oil tasting
- Guided history tour of Lagrasse
- Home cooked lunch with wine
- Pickup and transport
Private tours range between €550 and €1100 depending on the number of people in your group.
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