Languedoc-Roussillon Chateau Wine Experience

3 days

Discover one of the world’s most underrated wine regions; relax in the heart of the vineyards with a romantic Chateau stay and a day in the Minervois vineyards.

Trip Highlights

  • Return flights from London (hold luggage not included)

  • Relax with private transfers on arrival

  • Stay in a 16th century Chateau set in the middle of the vineyards and olive groves

  • Unwind with a superb dinner with a carefully selected wine pairing in the comfort your accommodation

  • Explore in style with a chauffeured wine tour and tastings at family-owned and larger estates – comparing old and new wine making techniques

  • A day sampling the very finest wines in La Livinière – the only “Cru” in the Minervois

from £776 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

Drive through the Languedoc vineyards and olive groves to a 16th century Chateau, set in the appellation of Minervois, where you will stay for two nights. Once settled into the Chateau, discover a boutique winery set at the foot of the Montagne Noire in Siran. This family-run domain specialises in producing Syrah, Carignan, Cinsault and Mourvèdre grape varieties. Enjoy your first wine tasting in the Languedoc! That evening, unwind with a superb dinner with a carefully selected wine pairing in the comfort your accommodation.

Day 2

After breakfast there’s no time to waste as you meet your English-speaking guide and head off for your first Languedoc wine tasting tour. Here you’ll learn secrets old and new as you compare the wine-making techniques of yesterday and today tasting Syrah (Shiraz), Grenache and Carignan plus delicious white wine made from the Viognier grapes. Then it’s off to enjoy a three course lunch with wines in the once-besieged-now-beloved village of Minerve. In the afternoon, your guide will take you for a further Languedoc wine tasting in a local family-owned domaine in La Livinière, home to the only ‘Cru’ in the Minervois.

Day 3

Take a final dip in the Chateau swimming pool set in a romantic courtyard, or a last glass of wine in the tranquil and relaxing garden sheltered under a lime tree before returning home. Alternatively, take the chance to get under the skin of the fairy-tale town of Carcassonne; the fortified town is home to La Cité, one of the most remarkable medieval sights in the world and a deserving UNESCO World Heritage site.

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