An interactive wine tour from Carcassonne for those who want to try their hand at wine blending. Have you ever wondered what makes a good wine? Is it the way the vines are grown, is it the way the wine is made? Or is it the way the wines are blended to form a complete and complex, delicious bottle of enticing wine? We think the last bit really matters and this day of wine making activities will give you the chance to try your hand at making a blend that beats everyone else’s.
We start the day by collecting you from your hotel and taking you to one of the most interesting wine Château in the region. Along the way your guide and mentor for the day will begin to let you in on the secrets of wine making. Although you will learn a lot you can expect a lot of fun and laughter on today’s tour..!
When you arrive at the Château our guide will take you into the vineyard to take a look at the vines and learn how important it is to produce good clean fruit that is ripe and juicy with plenty of flavour. ‘Good wine is made in the vineyard’ as they say.
At the winery you will be welcomed with a glass of wine which you can sip whilst we give you a tour of the cellar. You will taste other wines as you go and then we will divide you into small teams. This tour works best if you are a large group but we can cater for a minimum of 6 people which we will divide into 2 groups.
Each group will be given a blending station to work at which consists of a bottle of Merlot, Syrah, Grenache and
Cabernet Sauvignon, a 100 ml blending jug, and an empty bottle for your final result. You will be given an introduction into each of the varietals and what their characters are and what they bring to a blend and then each team will have a go at it blending a wine. We’ll give you 40 minutes to make your masterpiece and when you are happy with your result your favorite blend will be put into the team bottle.
Now it’s time to judge who made the best wine and this will be done by everyone sampling the wines in a blind tasting and voting for their favorite. The winning blending team will receive a bottle of the Château’s top wine.
After all this hard work it’s time for lunch which will be one of our gourmet picnics accompanied by the wines of the chateau.
The price of this Prestige & Private Wine Maker Tour ranges from €1145 for 6 people to €1255 for 8 people. Larger groups can be catered for.
- Pickup and transport
- Your wine guide and mentor for the day
- Château tour and tasting
- Blending session
- Three course lunch with wines
How to Book
This Prestige & Private tour is available most days of the week. To book this tour please complete the form below and let us know how many people are in your party and the date(s) you prefer or email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Wendy on +33 (0)6 42 33 34 09