Châteaux Lastours & Cabardés AOC
2 Nights + Vineyard + Castle Tours
Vineyard tour of the Cabardés AOC vineyards with a visit to one of the most beautiful châteaux in Occitanie Châteaux Lastours. During your stay you will visit the vineyards of Cabardés and learn about Cabardés AOC where you will enjoy a private tour visiting some great wineries followed by an extensive tasting of red, rosé and white wines.
Hotel Information (Hotel de la Cité, Carcassonne)
The Hotel de la Cité is an integral part of the history of Carcassonne, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. At the very heart of the medieval city and built on the site of the former bishop’s palace. This 5-star hotel stands next to the Saint-Nazaire Basilica and overlooks the lower town from the ramparts, offering an enchanting view over the city, its gardens, its walls and its stones that have been there for centuries. With its distinct and original atmosphere and its strong links to the history of the region, the Hotel de la Cité is a wonderful place to stay and immerse yourself in the medieval city of Carcassonne.
On arrival in Carcassonne you will be met by your guide who will take you to your hotel. Once settled into this grand boutique hotel we will take you on a walking tour of Carcassone where you will sample some fantastic wine and food of the region.
Your tour will start with a short drive out to the Cabardés wine district and one of the most beautiful châteaux in Occitanie. Here you take a stroll through the grounds of this grand house and learn a little about its history. You will also visit the vineyard for a walk through the vines to learn about how they are grown and cared for.
Next stop is the winery where you enjoy an informative private tour and learn how the wines are made before taking your seats for an expert-led wine tasting where you will taste and learn about the little know appellation of Cabardés. The morning will finish with a visit with a delicious lunch accompanied by the wines of the château.
After lunch you then take the short drive to view Châteaux Lastours where you will learn about some of the histories of this stunning place including the Lords of Cabaret and the Cathar Crusade.
After Châteaux Lastours it’s time for the last winery visit and this time it’s in the Minervois Appelletion. You will visit a family-owned winery on the Western border of the Minervois where they make a great range of rosé, white and red Minervois wines. It’s an ancient old Domaine which is quite a contrast to the morning visit but the winemaking is up to date and you will enjoy comparing the different styles of wine.
The day to take at your leisure, however we can arrange for some activities before your flight home. Some options include a trip to visit some of the famous castles and landmarks of the region or if you are still in the mood to learn about wine we can arrange for you to visit some of the other appellations and visit some more of the local wine growers before your private transfer to the airport for your flight home.
- 2 Nights in a Double Room
- Buffet Breakfast
- Also Included
- Tour & Diner in Carcassonne
- Visit to Châteaux de Pennautier
- Wine tasting & tour of Châteaux de Pennautier
- Visit to Châteaux Lastours
- Visit to Minervois Wine Grower