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
€650 per person based on 2 people sharing a room
- 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!
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 sparkling 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.
Sunday – 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.