Minervois Cru & Minerve

Visit the beautiful Haut Minervois region where some of the finest Minervois wines are produced including cru La Livinière

It takes about 40 minutes to drive to the Haut (high) Minervois from Carcassonne and you are well rewarded by some of the most picturesque vineyards in the Languedoc wine region as well as some of the finest wines. The area is where Languedoc’s first cru was created, La Livinière which takes its name from an ancient village where the vines were cultivated by the Romans.

We start the day with a visit to a top class winery in the cru appellation where you will learn what makes this wine so special. You will enjoy a private visit to the winery and follow this with a superb tasting of these delicious wines. Following this visit and tasting we will take a stroll through one of the oldest vineyards in the area and see how the vines grow and are cared for.

Next stop is lunch which is always a very special part of our wine tours and is always 3 courses accompanied by wines of the region. We usually lunch at an old winery in an ancient village and right next door is the famous village of Minerve.

Take a look at our video for a taster of this fun vineyard tour.

After lunch we visit the beautiful village of Minerve where you will have a little time to explore and learn about the Cathar siege that took place here 800 years ago.   Read about the village in our blog.

Now it’s time to visit the 2nd winery of the day which will provide us with a great contrast to the morning visit.  Here they also make delicious Haut Minervois wines but grown on slightly different terroir to our morning visit and this will provide us with the opportunity to see how much the growing conditions can affect the style of the wine.

We will taste the range of red, rosé and white wines and discover the Languedoc grape varieties including Syrah (Shiraz), Grenache and Carignan plus the delicious white wine made from the Viognier grapes. A great wine tasting in the south of France!

Please note our tour itineraries are subject to change and availability.

Price €140 per person

What’s included:

  • Visits to two wineries in the Haut Minervois
  • Visit to the village of Minerve
  • Lunch with wine
  • Pickup and transport

Private tours range between €590 and €1120 depending on the number of people in your group.

How to Book

Our Group tours are for small groups of between 4 and 8 people. When you request a place on a group tour we will reserve your place and once we have reached the magic number of 4 people the tour will be confirmed. You will find already confirmed tours listed along the right hand side of this page. If you would like to reserve places just click on the RESERVE PLACES button, fill in the form and we will get straight back to you. If you can not find a date that suits you or you would like to book a Private tour please fill in the enquiry form below. At the time of booking we request a €25 deposit which is non refundable if your tour is less than 30 days in the future, please read our Terms & Conditions.

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