The Spirit of Languedoc Food & Wine Tour

This 3 day food & wine tour is an exploration of all the wonderful things that combine to make the Spirit of Languedoc. You have a choice of B&B accommodation in either Carcassonne or the Medieval village of Caunes-Minervois. Both locations have a great choice of restaurants and things to do during your evenings and both are ideally located for the 3 excellent tour days.

Dates & Prices 

The Spirit of Languedoc tour runs Friday to Sunday and is available in May, June and September 2018

May 4 to 6
June 15 to 17
September 14 to 16

€650 per person based on 2 people sharing a room

What’s Included

  • 3 nights B&B accommodation
  • 3 fabulous days touring the region
  • Lunch each day
  • All visits and tastings
  • Airport transfers from Carcassonne airport

The flights are not included.

We have a fabulous itinerary lined up for you!

Friday – Domaine Gayda & Limoux Sparkling Wines 1.2014c

We start the day with a visit to the spectacular Domaine Gayda, one of the leading and most impressive wine producers in the area and a place not to be missed! During our private visit we tour the state of the art winery and learn how the wines are made and matured followed by a relaxed and fun tasting of their excellent range of wines.

Lunch will take place in their superb restaurant that overlooks the Pyrenees and today we will enjoy a 3 course degustation menu enjoying a different wine paired to match each course. After lunch we will visit one of the finest sparkling wine producers in the Limoux appellation where you will discover the 3 different styles of sparkling wines produced in this area including Blanquette Ancestral, a delicious sweet Glasses of champagnesparkling wine – very unusual and very palatable!

We finish the day with a short drive to the abbey of St Hilaire where the world’s first sparkling wine was created by the monks in 1531. This is a beautiful abbey and we will spend a little time walking through the cloisters and taking a look at the wine cellar and the other historical buildings before heading back to Carcassonne.

Saturday – The Corbières Vineyards

The Corbières is a region 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 Languedoc lunch that she has prepared just for us. After lunch you will be joined by our history guide who lives in Lagrasse and will take you on a fascinating walking tour around the village which is one of Les Plus Beaux Villages de France!

glass on bargeSunday – Canal du Midi Wine Tour We start this fabulous tour with a visit to one of the best independent olive producers in Languedoc where excellent oils are produced using local olive varieties. We will learn how the olives are grown and harvested and made into oil. This is followed by a tasting of oils and olives including the Rolls Royce of all Olives the Lucques variety. From here we take the short drive to the village of Le Somail one the prettiest ports along the Canal du Midi where we join our boat for a 1 hour private cruise and along the way we will entertain you with a delicious tasting of Languedoc wines and tell you the story of the Canal. Lunch is always very special and often takes place in a hidden spot that we particularly love. We finish our day with a visit to one of the finest wine producers in the Minervois. We will enjoy a private tour of the winery followed by a delicious tasting of their expressive wines.

 

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