Corbiéres AOC Vineyards
During your stay you will visit and learn about Corbiéres AOC an area dedicated to the culture of the vine since Roman times. After an extensive tasting of Corbières and Corbières-Boutenac wines you will head for the beautiful village of Lagrasse to enjoy a delicious lunch accompanied by wine from the Corbières.
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.
Relax with direct flights to Carcassone or Toulon–Hyères, on arrival you will meet your private driver for a transfer to the 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 wine tour to the Corbières region will take you to a magical place of contrasts where cigales sing, and buzzards circle against a blue sky, over wild, windswept garrigue. The vineyards are perched on rocky hillsides and the roads wind round and round as we make our way towards our first vineyard visit which is a family-owned Domaine in the village of Monseret.
The vineyards are situated in the heart of the Boutenac region, an area dedicated to the culture of the vine since Roman times and the only cru in the Corbières. We will take a walk through the vines, some of them more than a century old. We will also take a tour of the winery that uses the latest techniques to produce fabulous Corbières wines. The award-winning reds are made from a blend of Carignan, Grenache, Mourvèdre and Syrah and the whites from Marsanne and Rousanne.
After an extensive tasting of Corbières and Corbières-Boutenac wines we will head for the beautiful village of Lagrasse to enjoy a delicious lunch accompanied by wine from the Corbières.
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 other famous 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.