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 a delicious 3 courses accompanied by wines of the region. Sometimes its an alfreso lunch and at other times we eat 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!

This tour is available as a Scheduled tour every Friday or as a Private tour Monday to Saturday

The price for a scheduled tour is €140 per person. Private tour prices are dependant on how many people are in your party as follows:
2 people 3 people 4 people 5 people 6 people 7 people 8 people
285 pp 225 pp 185 pp 165 pp 155 pp 145 pp 140 pp

For larger groups please request a quotation

What’s included:

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

Half Day Private tour Monday to Saturday

Half day tours are available during the Covid pandemic and can take place morning or afternoon and do not include lunch. The prices are dependant on on how many people are in your party as follows:
2 people 3 people 4 people 5 people 6 people
95 pp 95 pp 80 pp 80 pp 75 pp

What’s included:

  • 2 winery visits including a sparkling wine visit and tasting
  • Pickup and transport

How to Book

To reserve a Scheduled tour please select the tour and date you prefer from the choices available at the top right hand side of this page. Our Scheduled tours are for small groups of between 4 and 8 people. When you request a place on a Scheduled tour we will reserve your place and when we have a total of 4 reservations the tour will be confirmed.

To arrange a Private tour either complete the enquiry form or send an email to wendy@vinenvacances.com and let her know the date or range of dates you are available, how many people are in your party and where you are staying.

At the time of booking we request a €25 deposit per person which is non refundable if your tour is less than 5 days in the future. For more details please read our Terms & Conditions.

Tour Enquiry Form

Please complete the following form to book your Day Tour.

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