As the leading Languedoc wine & food tour specialist, we are the perfect choice to create your bespoke Languedoc tour.
For more than 10 years we have worked with hundreds of clients to create their ideal tour; be it for one day or a short holiday. We know this region better than most, we live and work alongside some of the finest wine makers here. Using our local knowledge, great contacts, and vast experience we can draw all the strings together to craft the perfect bespoke tour just for you.
It’s one of the most exciting wine regions in France as it’s still evolving and finding its way. Once known for quantity over quality that statement has come full circle and now the region is populated with hundreds of passionate wine makers many of them farming and making wine organically.
Languedoc is undiscovered rural France. It’s much less touched by tourism and is far more real than other parts of southern France. Your bespoke tour will take you through working villages nestled in valleys or perched on hills surrounded by beautiful vineyards and olive groves. We will introduce you to the winemakers who love to talk about their ‘terroir’ where they toil to grow and harvest ripe sun-drenched grapes that impart an essence of the place where they grew into the wine. In the winery you will hear how these grapes are transformed into wine and each wine maker will have his own story to tell.
Languedoc has an incredible history that includes the Cathar crusade that to this day impacts on this region. Your tour can include visits to the ‘Cathar castles’ accompanied by our specialist history guide. Hundreds of villages are scattered across this glorious landscape which touches the Mediterranean at one edge, the Pyrenees to the south and west, Provence to the east and the Montagne Noire to the north. In between is a patchwork of hills and valleys smothered in vineyards, olive groves and garrigue; a melange of rosemary, thyme, wild sage and other herbs mingled with low growing shrubs. It perfumes the air and influences the wine and is so much a part of this place.
Your bespoke tour can take place in any part of Languedoc. It’s the largest vineyard in France so you have a great deal to choose from. The wines are mostly named after the districts. To the west is the Corbières known for its winding roads, forests, hills and mountains where rugged and robust wines are produced. The Minervois with its south facing slopes surrounded by garrigue producing perfumed elegant wines and Limoux where the 4 terroirs produce 4 styles of dry and sparkling wines. In the centre are districts such as Saint-Chinian where 2 styles of hearty red and delicious white are made in two different terroirs and going east is the town of Pézenas and its elegant red wines of the same name. Close by is the famous but tiny appellation of Faugères where world class red wine is grown on the slaty soils called schist and further east is the stunning limestone terroir of the Terrasses du Larzac.
For visitors new to this area the starting point is to decide which town or village you want to stay in then its over to us to design a tour that will take you to explore the surrounding vineyards and wineries and immerse you in a day or two of wine, food, history and culture all mingled with a lot of fun and laughter. Our portfolio of experience covers everything from intimate friends and family groups keen to discover more about the region, to in-depth wine knowledge tours for wine clubs and academic institutions.
Come to Languedoc and let us create an experience you will remember for ever.