Experience the best Languedoc has to offer
Our 4 night food & wine weekend 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 the wonderful city of Carcassonne or in 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 this fabulous 3 tour days.
The Spirit of Languedoc tour runs Friday to Sunday inclusively and is available in May and September 2018
€850 per person based on 2 people sharing a room
- 4 nights B&B accommodation
- Our six course wine & food extravaganza dinner
- 3 fabulous days touring the region
- Lunch each day
- All visits and tastings
- Airport transfers from Carcassonne airport
The flights are not included.
You arrive at your B&B on the Thursday evening and over the following three days you will visit 3 different parts of the region and taste some wonderful food & wine.
Thursday – Join us for a six course wine & food extravaganza
After enjoying a tasty apéro, over the course of the evening you will enjoy 6 different and exceptional wines carefully chosen to match each of the 6 delicious courses and each pairing will be described for you by our very knowledgeable and entertaining sommelier.
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.