Languedoc Wine Tours is the best way to discover the wine, gastronomy and history of one of France’s most diverse and beautiful regions. Based between Béziers and Montpellier in the Hérault department, we are right in the middle of what many people believe to be the most exciting wine-producing area in the world.
We offer half-day and full day tours in an air-conditioned minibus, never taking more than eight guests. We want you to be able to ask as many questions as you like, and to really feel as though you have got something out of the trip, especially when we visit the wineries for tastings. From 2011 we shall also be offering tutored tastings covering the whole range of Languedoc wine styles.
We only visit high-quality small to medium-sized independent wineries. We have a portfolio of fifteen different wineries that we visit, depending upon where our guests are based and the availability of the winery to welcome us on a given day. However, apart from their excellent wines, our wineries are also selected for the quality of their welcome, something which unfortunately is sadly lacking at many domains.
Languedoc Wine Tours is run by Dominic George, who has fifteen years experience in the wine industry, and has spent the last four years introducing the region and its’ wines, history and gastronomy to thousands of guests.
Our tours, whilst informal in style, try to offer something for everyone. Whether you already know the Languedoc or not, we’re sure that you will come away from one of our tours having learnt something, and having spent an agreeable few hours in a beautiful landscape, meeting people who live and breath the area.
We try to make our tours as informative and enjoyable as possible, without blinding you with science, and we also offer non-wine tours at various times of the year.
Before we do any wine tasting, there is an initiation into the art of tasting. Whilst everyone is different, there are one or two golden rules which will help you to appreciate and get the most out of your wine tasting.
Prices depend upon the number of participants. We take a maximum of 8 people (although we can cater for larger groups upon request). If there are two of you and there are four other people booked on the tour, then you pay the price of a six-person tour, which does bring the price down significantly. We have found that this is the fairest and easiest way to manage our pricing structure. You can also contact us directly to organise a private or bespoke tour.
Photos courtesy of Abigail Turner.