One Day Carcassonne Wine Tour

Vineyards surround the fantastic ramparts of the world famous "La Cite" of Carcassonne, a listed world heritage site. Wine tours from Carcassonne allow you to discover one of the largest wine growing regions in the world. To the east of Carcassonne, the region of Minervois with 3 smaller appellations within its boundries, these run from the Mediterranean coast to Carcassonne. St Jean De Minervois is very popular with the locals for its sweet Muscat served with Fois Gras or served as an aperitif, the wines here are of a mediterranean style with the red grape varieties of Grenache, Shiraz, Cinsaut, Carignan an Lladoner Pelut. The white wines are Bourboulenc ,Vermentino, Roussanne, Massanne and Grenache Blanc. In the Carcassonne area Wine makers have a lot of different choices when they blend their wines!

If truffles are your thing, take a day tour based on that world famous tuber, the black truffle. Spend the day with our local expert including a forest visit to find truffles and a four course Truffle meal served with some of the local wines, just fantastic!

We can collect you, or your group (Maximum 6), from your hotel in Carcassonne for your wine tour of the Vineyards. Once we have arrived you will be meet by the vineyard owner and given a private tour of the estates and its vines, followed by a visit to the winery and the fermentation area. To finish our visit, the cellar awaits us, where you will see the last few years of harvest maturing in oak barrels. We end our visit with a wine tasting sampling the fine wine makers art.

We have a wide range of choices for lunch that can be arranged before your visit. We usually visit three Vineyards on your day excursion, at the end of which we will return you to Carcassonne.

Please note this is an example Carcassonne wine tour, it can be modified to suit your requirements, please contact us for costs or any further information.

Wines

All the wines tasted on your Carcassonne wine tour are available for export to your home country, from 6 bottles to many boxes! please arrange this during your tour