This wine tasting tour includes a visit to the spectacular Domaine Gayda near to Carcassonne and Limoux and it’s a place not to be missed! The winery and restaurant are set in the rolling Malepère landscape and surrounded by vines and sunflowers that give it a Tuscan feel when you are in fact in the heart of the South of France wine country.
During the visit we will take you on a private tour of their state of the art winery where they produce a large range of impressive southern French wines. You will learn how the wines are made and matured in French oak barrels and afterwards enjoy a relaxed and fun wine tasting followed by a three-course lunch with wine from the estate in their superb restaurant that overlooks the Pyrenees.
We know you’ll love this French vineyard tour!
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.
Please note our tour itineraries can be subject to change and availability
Price €135 per person
- Visit to Domaine Gayda
- Sparkling wine visit and tasting
- Lunch at Domaine Gayda with wines matched to each course
- Entrance into the Abbey de Saint-Hilaire
- Pickup and transport
Private tours range between €550 and €1100 depending on the number of people in your group.
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