VIN ET COMPANY offer a range of tours from one day tours, weekend breaks and short stays or as part of a longer stay, where we can mix wine tours with other activities. While we are based in Langeudoc Rousillon, near to Carcassonne, we also cover the equally famous wine growing areas of Côtes du Rhone, Cahors and Northern Catalonia.
“Just wanted to say a big thank you for a fabulous week: it’s the first time we’ve been on a wine tour,but it certainly won’t be the last!” (Richard P. Garstang Wine Circle, UK)
A one day wine tour, starting at 120€ per person based on 6 persons, would begin when we pick you up from your doorstep. Accompanied by Jean-Luc Patard our bi-lingual wine expert, you will be transported (literally and metaphorically) to the world of wine. A tour and tasting in the morning, followed by a gourmet lunch provided by the winemakers will put you in the mood for more!The afternoon comprises of a walk in the vinyards where you will be able to prune some vines and understand more about this passionate profession. A visit to a 14th century abbey, plus a ‘vertical’ tasting* (going back to 1972), along with local appetizers of fois gras, cheeses and sauccison, will finish off your afternoon in style, to be transported back to your doorstep, early evening in time for a light supper and happy memories from an exceptional day out…
“The highlight for my husband and I and our guests was definitely the vertical tasting, in which we got to taste sparkling wines bottled in years that had special significance to us. Thank you so much for making our 25th anniversary so memorable!” (Soraya, N, USA)
For weekend-breaks we can offer different types of accommodation based on your likes and group size- from authentic 1920′s French hotels, winegrowers gites or a luxury barge on the canal. Short stays of four days or more will include a more indepth look at the wine business in the region including dinners with wine makers, having a go at blending your own wine, harvesting grapes (in season) and of course tasting a range of superb local products. We can base your short breaks around certain themes – for example Vin et Canal du Midi or Vin et Carnaval or any particualr interest you may have – Cathar Castles, French markets or a combination of them all. We often have ‘special requests’ from clients – a wedding anniversary, horse riding through the vineyards or even an early morning trout fishing trip combined with a riverside picnic! We have lots of unique and interesting contacts in the region and can offer original and creative holidays that you will not forget in a hurry.
“We are now back in the UK after a ‘flying’ visit to Carcassonne.Many thanks for arranging the tour on Sept 16th and our special thanks to Jean-Luc for being such a great driver and Tour Manager!! “(Paddy C, Ireland)
For wine professionals and wine clubs our approach is also tailored to your exact needs. Setting up tastings with up and coming wine producers, getting to meet the chefs, farmers and artisans that make this part of France so interesting.
Just send us an email, with an outline of what you are looking for and we will get back to you with proposals and prices.
Some of our clients and the people we work with……….
And the names of some of our Wine Tours …
Dynamic Razes Modern and Tradition Gastronomic Gems Magnifiicent Minervois Vin et Carnaval
Sparkling Histories Patrimoine Romaines Organic and Naturel Wine and the Sea