Walk in the footsteps of a wine grower
The vineyard walks, created by the Tourist Information Office, are a fabulous way to find out what it's like to be a wine grower.
You follow in the steps of the professionals, into fields of vines and grapes, and deep within the cellars, to discover the secrets of winemaking. Your day finishes in the store houses, where you can taste some of the produce.
The wine grower will reveal all to make this a unique experience! You learn a lot, you share and you enjoy a completely unpretentious get-together.
The vineyard walks are...
- Seventy professionals already taking part and new walks each year, from May and the end of September.
- A simple premise. The wine grower leads a guided tour, introducing the estate and the land. The experience lasts between 1 and a half hours and 3 hours, including a walk of at least 1 hour.
- A wine tasting is offered accompanied by a selection of regional produce.
- Different themes are suggested by the wine makers themselves, regarding their estate, their appellation or simply their story
Six appellations in a Great Terroir
The Greater Carcassonne region has just been awarded the prestigious 'Vignobles et découvertes' label, which is associated with the grand wines, such as Bordeaux, Burgundy and Alsace. This region has a palette of unique wines and is now known as a prestige 'wine' destination. Around Carcassonne and the Cité, in under 30 km, you can discover appellations with very distinct grape varieties and land. A small tour of exceptional French wines! There are, actually, no fewer than 6 protected appellations to explore: Minervois, Minervois La Livinière, Corbières, Malepère, Cabardès and Languedoc.
The region is also home to an IGP (Indication Géographique Protégée) range (Cité de Carcassonne, Côteaux de Peyriac, Aude amd Pays d'Oc).