This vineyard walk begins when we reach the beautiful village of La Livinière famous for its perfumed wines and home to the first Languedoc Cru. From here we will take a 5 mile walk and over the next 2 hours pass through vineyards and across exceptional terroir. We will be walking in the foothills of the Montagne Noire within part of the Le Petit Causse where the soils are very stony and include a great deal of limestone. These shallow soils are smothered in garrigue, the name given to the wild, low growing Mediterranean scrubland which is a mixture of holm oaks, juniper trees, broom and cistus that’s intermingled with wild herbs such as lavender, rosemary, thyme and sage.
During the walk your guide will explain the terroir and the effect it has on the growing conditions for the vines and the resulting style of the wines. We will stop to look at vines and discover the cycle of the vineyard and learn how the winemaker cares for the vines and decides when it’s time to pick.
You will also see a great many Capitelles, the small stone built structures that scatter the Languedoc countryside. These ancient buildings were use to temporarily house harvests or animals and people and are part of the Occitanie heritage.
Time to Taste!
This circular walk will bring us back to the charming stone built village of La Livinière with its ancient, winding streets, alleys and arches. Now its time to head to a nearby winery to taste the wines produced from this exceptional terroir. AOP Minervois La Livinière wines are renowned for their deep colour, purity of fruit and delicious freshness endowed by the very special micro-climate you will have experienced on this vineyard walking tour.
Lunch is always very special. Sometimes its a gourmet picnic amongst the vines and on other occasions it will be a 3 course lunch enjoyed in the home of one of the best cooks in Languedoc.
- Guided 2 hour walk
- Winery visit and tasting
- Delicious lunch with wine
- Pick-up and transport
Private tours range between €500 and €900 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.