Our Passion for the Wine & the Gastronomy of South France

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The Gastronomy of the Midi Pyrennes and Languedoc is our main focus with all its hidden treasures, some of which I am yet to discover. These treasures that marry with the wine of the regions and the people that produce it. These two regions are seen by many chefs as the key regions on which traditional French cuisine is based. These are the homes of such culinary treasures as Foie Gras, Roquefort Cheese, Armagnac Prunes from Agen, Melons from the Quercy region and one of the most famous of dishes from the south west, Cassoulet: with it's white beans, duck confit, Toulouse sausage and pork.

It is this gastronomy and traditional regional specialties that give the people and the places their character, so important in these days of fast food & fusion fads. So be my guest, come and immerse yourselves in gastronomy and fine wine tours, experience it for yourselves!

Fine Wine Tours Languedoc Food

My love affair with France started with my wife and then the country itself. Arriving from Australia in 1995 I have been fortunate enough to travel all over this enchanting country with its traditions and very deep seated pride in its culture, all of which was so easy to fall in love with.

Here in the South West we have two undiscovered gems of Southern France. The two regions of Languedoc Roussillon, bordering the Mediterranean coast and the beginning of the most easterly point of the" Pyrenean mountain range" and to the west the region of the Midi-Pyrenees which continues to follow the mountains to the Atlantic Coast. The two make one of the largest wine producing regions in the world.

For many years wine from these regions were looked down upon in favour of the world famous Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne wine producing regions. But let's not forget that the Romans planted their first vines along the coast near Narbonne (along with Cahors & Gaillac) dating back to 10 AD. It was in the city of Limoux that the second fermentation process was discovered by the Benedictine monks and taken to Champagne by Dom Perignon - something you will be reminded of by the locals!

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