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The Corbières & Lagrasse

Chateau Canet

This wine tour to the Corbières & Lagrasse will take you to a magical place of contrasts where cicadas sing, and buzzards circle lazily against a blue sky above the wild and windswept Corbières hills. The vineyards are perched on rocky hillsides and the roads wind round and round as we make our way towards our first vineyard visit in the heart of the Cru Boutenac. This is an area dedicated to the culture of the vine since Roman times and currently 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 enjoy a tour of the winery which is 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 Grenache Blanc, Marsanne and Rousanne.

After an extensive tasting of Corbières and Corbières-Boutenac wines we will head for the beautiful village of Lagrasse to enjoy a delicious lunch accompanied by wine from the Corbières. If you join our Classic Corbières tour lunch is the Menu du Jour at an auberge in the village of Lagrasse where you will enjoy a simple but very tasty 3 course lunch.

If you opt for the Gourmet Corbières you will eat at Le Bastion in Lagrasse which is an exciting restaurant created by Fabien De Bruyn and Valentin Renaud, two young chefs who offer creative cuisine highlighting local and seasonal products. They have dubbed their style as avant-garde rurale meaning their dishes combine the gourmet cuisine of Auguste Escoffier blended with modern techniques and the influence of their travels. But do not worry there will be no pretention just delicious simplicity and each of the 3 courses will be paired with local wines by the sommelier.

After lunch you will take a fascinating stroll around Lagrasse which is one of Les Plus Beaux Villages de France and learn some of the history that spans at least 1000 years. Your route will take you along the narrow cobbled ‘ruelles’ and along the way, between the town and the abbey, in squares and behind facades, there are stories to be told and a fascinating medieval history to be revealed. You will have the chance to take a browse through some of the small boutiques and also visit the vinegar maker and taste his wares.

Now it’s time to head off to our final visit of the day in a nearby village and in a different part of the Corbières than our morning visit. You will see how terroir makes a difference and meet a passionate wine maker producing top quality Corbières wines from a small artisanal winery.

Classic Corbières Tour

Prices dependant on how many people are in your party:

The Corbières & Lagrasse - Classic Private Full Day Tour - available Monday to Saturday

2 people - 310€ per person

6 people - 165€ per person

4 people  - 180€ per person

8 people - 150€ per person

Gourmet Corbières Tour

Prices dependant on how many people are in your party:

The price includes the knowledge and guidance of our expert wine guide, pickup and transport, 2 winery visits with tastings, delicious lunch with wine and a stroll around Lagrasse including a vinegar tasting.

The Corbières & Lagrasse - Gourmet Private Full Day Tour - available Wednesday to Saturday

2 people - 380€ per person

6 people - 235€ per person

4 people  - 255€ per person

8 people - 210€ per person

Half Day Corbières tour

If time is tight you might like to consider a private half day tour which can take place morning or afternoon and does not include lunch.
Available Monday to Saturday – From 2 to 8 people with the following prices:

The Corbières & Lagrasse - Private Half Day Tour - available Monday to Saturday

2 people - 200€ per person

6 people - 100€ per person

4 people  - 120€ per person

8 people - 80€ per person

The price includes the knowledge and guidance of our expert wine guide, pickup and transport and either two winery visits and tastings or one winery visit & the village of Lagrasse.