Minervois & Saint-Chinian Market

Today’s tour will introduce you to organic wine making on a small scale but with delicious results. We begin with a visit to one of the tiniest wineries in the Minervois. You will meet a brave and courageous couple who are making delicious wines from a tiny patch of just 4 St Chinian Markethectares of land. They have a strong belief in caring for the land and do not use chemicals so produce very natural wines that we are sure you will love. They also follow many of the
biodynamic principals which means everything they do in the vineyard and the winery is governed by the rhythm of the earth and moon.

On Sundays and Thursdays we head for the market in the little town of Saint-Chinian where you will have some time to wander the stalls and perhaps buy some local produce. On other days we go to a goat farm to meet the goats and taste the delicious cheese.

For a short insight into this tour, watch our video.

Now it’s time for lunch and we head off across the hills to a country Auberge tucked away in a tiny French village for the local speciality of Cassoulet – a white bean stew with duck confit and Toulouse sausage washed down with local wine. Delicious!

After lunch we visit our second organic winery which is also in the Minervois appellation. Here they produce small quantities of top class Languedoc wines made by an award winning female winemaker and great friend of Vin en Vacances. We will take a look at this bijou domaine and the vines growing on startlingly white limestone soils before tasting the delicious range of wines including the sweet Muscat that tastes of honey and fresh grapes and smells of summer roses.

On the way back we have time to see the beautiful village of Minerve and learn about the Cathar siege that took place here in 1210 before heading home.

Please note our tour itineraries are subject to change and availability.

Our BlogRead our blog about lunch on this tour!

 

Price €125 per person

What’s includes:

  • Visits to two organic wineries
  • Market or goat farm visit
  • Cassoulet lunch with 100% Carignan wine
  • Visit to the village of Minerve

Private tours range between €500 and €1000 depending on the number of people in your group.

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