Gourmet Picpoul Wine Experience

5 days

Visit Montpellier, a stylish metropolis with elegant buildings, stately boulevards, gorgeous sand beaches and vineyards on its doorstep.

Trip Highlights

  • Return flights to Montpellier (hold luggage has not been included)

  • Stay in a boutique hotel in the heart of Montpellier

  • Explore in style with a chauffeured gourmet day tour: Visit of an oyster farm, learn all about the production and taste oysters freshly out of the water

  • Visit one of the most famous Château of the region, Château Puech Haut

  • Three course lunch with accompanying wines of the region

  • Relax on a half 4x4 jeep day tour around Pic Saint-Loup visiting two estates and tasting 8 wines!

from £748 per person

This is a guide price based on 2 people travelling together and sharing a room. Flights are included with this package.


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Trip details

Day 1

Relax with direct flights to Montpellier. The Airport shuttle runs hourly and takes 15 minutes. Stay in a 3 star boutique hotel in the heart of the city.

Day 2

After breakfast there’s no time to waste as you meet your English-speaking guide, the day begins with a visit to a family farm of olive oil, taste the specialties of the house: The farigoule with perfumes of garrigues and the famous lucque olives. Later that morning visit one of the most famous château of the region, the château Puech Haut. A 3-course gourmet meal accompanied by a glass of wine in a local restaurant.  In the afternoon discover the Thau laguna, visit of an oyster farm, learn all about the production and taste them freshly out of the water. Finish the afternoon by visiting a magnificent vineyard located in a Renaissance castle. You will visit the cellar and the oak barrel cellars, then taste their excellent range of red, white and rosé wines, and of course the local specialty, Picpoul de Pinet!

Day 3

Take the chance to get under the skin of Montpellier; A free day to explore Montpellier, the most seductive city in the south of France, elegant and cultured, with a warm autumn. The focus of the city is around the beautiful Place de la Comedie and the adjoining large open, tree-lined areas of the Esplanade Charles de Gaulle, and in the narrow streets of the old town to the north and west of these boulevards. Montpellier is a joy to discover on foot.

Day 4

Meet your English-speaking guide, and set off on a half day tour to discover a stunning natural landscape bathed in the aromas of the “garrigue”. Visit two wine estates of different size, style and history in order to discover the diversity of one of our most beautiful wine-growing areas. During the visits, you’ll learn all about wine, from the working of the vines to vinification and aging. The day concludes with a short tasting workshop teaching you the art of describing and appreciating wines.

Day 5

Relax over a leisurely breakfast, a chance to saunter the streets of Montpellier before travelling home.

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