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Wine Discovery Tasting In Carcassonne
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Wine Discovery Tasting In Carcassonne

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Ages 18-85
Duration: 1h 30m
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Live guide: English, French, Spanish
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  • A tutored tasting of up to 8 different wines from across the Languedoc. For private groups we can tailor-make a selections of wines to suit your taste and budget.
  • Bottled water
  • Bread, biscuits and nibbles to accompany the wine tasting


Start:
  • VINS & VINOS CARCASSONNE WINE SHOP, 38 Rue Barbès, 11000 Carcassonne, France
    Please come to our shop and tasting room 5 minutes before the scheduled start time.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 177474P2

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travellers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 177474P2

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    • Vins & Vinos
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      Joined in December 2013
    • Jo T
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Excellent tour
      Wonderful local wineries very informative engaged knowledgeable guide , highly recommended, really enjoyed the stunning scenery and local sites including Lastours
      Written May 28, 2024
    • T493HBsharonb
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      This is a must do if you love wine!
      This was the most incredible wine tour I have ever done. Alex was extremely knowledgeable and an expert on the vineyards, wineries and wines in the region. I was impressed with his relationships with all of the wineries we visited. I would recommend this tour to everyone who loves unique wine experiences. Our tour started at 9am as we headed out of town to visit vineyards and wineries, wonderful tastings, and ended with more wine information and a delicious light lunch and more tastings back at Alex's wine shop!
      Written May 17, 2024
    • B698MNstephenm
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      As good a wine tour as you could possibly expect - Five Star Service - Thanks!
      This was a highly enjoyable and informative wine tour. Our guide, Alex, had so much knowledge and insight to offer us. The conversations were lively, warm and very sincere. The selection of Languedoc vineyards and wineries offered a wide range of styles and facilities, from large, well funded operations to small, individual producers. All of the wines we we tasted were well presented and of the highest quality. The lunch restaurant selection (in Trebes) was excellent. All in all, we had a fabulous time with Alex and hope to repeat the experience again. It was simply "suberb".
      Written April 28, 2024
    • X7850WKmattd
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A fantastic tour at exceptional value.
      The tour took us through the Languedoc-Roussillon region where we visited small and larger producers alike, with a particular favourite of mine being the Fort family winery where we met multiple generations of the producers and learnt not only about their fantastic wines, but also the struggles they sometimes face in farming the grapes in particularly harsh years. Lunch was provided at stunning restaurant and followed up with further visits to local producers, one of which was the Rothschild winery. Alex, our guide, was very knowledgeable and a friendly character who worked in some more of the basics for myself, mixed with more advanced details for my companion who has more experience with wine. Overall, it was a fantastic experience that I would highly recommend.
      Written July 20, 2023
    • grahamhO8374EG
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      An amateur wine buff's dream day out
      Guided by the deeply knowledgeable Alex, the tour in air conditioned comfort took in half a dozen carefully selected stops all showcasing some fantastic wines from different scale producers. The wine tasting sandwiched a superb lunch with another phenomenal local wine (all included). Alex's knowledge ensured every visit told the story of the producers and their wines adding significant extra value to each tasting experience. An experience that truly stands out as excellent value but ultimately a wonderful day.
      Written July 20, 2023
    • Karyn E
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A great wine tour with perfect balance!
      An excellent day! Alex is knowledgeable, personable and engaging. We enjoyed a balanced day of vineyard stops, winery tastings, a lovely lunch, a couple cultural stops, and a gentle driving tour of the Cabardés and Minervois AOCs within the Languedoc wine region. Alex can comfortably handle questions on the region ranging from history to appellations to wine production. The day had perfect balance and left us energized and extremely satisfied with the value.
      Written June 25, 2023
    • geogboyd
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great trip
      This is a fantastic city offering a good variety of restaurants at reasonable prices. Lots to do and see.
      Written June 22, 2023
    • brookdm1
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Awesome wine tour with outstanding host
      Fabulous two days of wine tours in the Languedoc region with Alex. His knowledge and passion were incredible and what a fantastic advert for the region and his wines. Many, many individual tastings with wine makers who were not only welcoming but interesting and entertaining – their back stories and/or the vision added so much to the experience. Well done Alex for the choice of vineyards to visit. An added bonus was our lunch on Day 1 which was actually at Alex’s home with a meal prepared by his son (a qualified Chef) – such a treat. I (and my friends) would unreservedly recommend, Alex, his shop, and his tours to interested in wine.
      Written September 3, 2022
    • Alun K
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A highly interesting and informative tour of the Cabardès and Minervois AOCs.
      On a whim we dropped into the shop on a Friday and asked if Alex could do a last-minute wine tour the following day (the last of our holiday), for some amateur but enthusiastic wine drinks. We were not disappointed! Any outstanding day from someone who really knows the area, the wine makers and variations in the soil that make the wines so interesting and different from around the area. We had a lovely meal in a local restaurant, saw Cathar Castles, tasted grapes, and drank wine made from the grape in the vineyard we were stood in. Overall, an outstanding day and thoroughly recommended.
      Written August 24, 2022
    • TCOhooligan
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Excellent, what more can I say!
      A very enjoyable day. Alex taught us not only about the many wines of the area but also the geology which affects wine production. We saw beautiful landscapes , including a dolman and sculptures. We had a most excellent meal prepared by Alex’s son Sebastian, at his beautiful home. Would highly recommend this tour.
      Written July 12, 2022
    • BobandLyntravels2022
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      An interesting and fun day with excellent guide
      Led by a very knowledgeable guide , Alex , we visited a great variety of Languedoc vineyards and tasted some fabulous local wines. The whole day was incredibly informative. It has given us a new perspective on the wines of Southern France. We ended the day in Minerve. An unexpected bonus! Thank you to Seb for a fantastic lunch. Would recommend to all wine lovers
      Written June 3, 2022
    • DOCDoolin
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Superb evening
      My mother and I recently visited Carcassonne and had a wine tasting on our bucket list. Vins and Vino's was the perfect pick! Right around the block from where we were staying and such a reasonable rate. Alex tailored the evening to our liking, including a range of different wines. His in depth knowledge and passion really reigns through when he takes you through each sample. With wines from every corner of the languedoc region you could spend all day here. Fresh local nibbles to see you through the thoroughly enjoyable evening. A must for anyone visiting Carcassonne.
      Written November 3, 2019
    • dawnf6182019
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great day out in Limoux region
      We had a great day out with a very knowledgeable host who speaks fluent french. Alexander also knew personally all the owners of the 5 vineyards we visited, which made for a very special day out. we will be booking again for a different region next year.
      Written October 8, 2019
    • Passport144747
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A great day in the vineyards,
      Had a fabulous day tasting and touring vineyards in the Limoux and Malepere area with Alex. He provided the history of the area and we were able to meet some of the vineyard owners. Harvesting season has started for some wineries. We were able to witness some of the wine making process and even tasted Chardonnay and Pinot noir grapes. We tried many different wines and had a great lunch. I recommend everyone should make the time to take this tour when in the area. I definitely will come back and book another tour with Alex.
      Written September 3, 2019
    • 786tammil
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A wonderful day spent touring!!
      A wonderful day with a fabulous tour guide. We completely enjoyed the sights, the tasting and the history of the area. Such a wonderful variety of vineyards, meeting the wine makers and getting g to taste test wine right in the vineyard. Would totally recommend this to everyone traveling in the area.
      Written September 2, 2019
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    jacksargent20
    London, UK5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2022
    You certainly do get bang for your buck - the whole experience was lovely. Our host (whose name we have forgotten...maybe that was the lovely wine's fault) was extremely knowledge, friendly and welcoming.

    Due to not having enough spaces in the day, they were still able to accommodate us earlier slot to fit in with our holiday plans.

    We had a great time talking to our host about the wines and the wine making process. There were delicious cheeses, meat, olives and bread on offer. All sources from local shops. The bonus to add, is the host was not at all stingy with the amount of wine we were given.

    To summarise, it felt like a professional local business who welcomed us into their shop to chat about our mutual love of wine. We felt like we were talking to one of our friends; conversation flowed as freely as the wine. Highly recommend. Best thing we did in Carcassonne.
    Written October 29, 2022
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    Thank you Jack for you lovely review and it makes it all worthwhile.
    Written February 13, 2024
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    Joe
    Blackpool, UK8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Alex, our host, was extremely warm and welcoming from the moment we stepped through the door. He possesses an extensive knowledge of wines in the local area and beyond. We asked him several questions to which he was happy to answer; you could see his passion for wine. Not to mention, the wine and nibbles were delicious too!

    This was a very convenient and reasonably priced wine tasting experience that can be found on the doorstep of the Bastide.
    Written August 13, 2023
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    AnthonySheridan
    Watford, UK5 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Apr 2024 • Couples
    An excellent afternoon of wine tasting with a host whose knowledge of wine and wine-making was encyclopaedic. Lovely informal atmosphere as we tried a wide variety of wines which extended us towards some wines we otherwise would not consider. Recommended.
    ….Whoops , nearly forgot to mention the selection of cheeses we enjoyed along with the wine.
    Written April 9, 2024
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    Kevin H
    2 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    May 2022 • Couples
    Good variety of wine. Good info of grapes of the region. Interrupted many times by various people coming in. Session cut short by someone bringing in wine for the owner. Expensive outing for 7 ounces of wine and some cheese, bread, and olives, even though they were tasty.
    Written June 2, 2022
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    Thanks you for your feedback. We should just like to make clear that the tastings take place in a working wine shop and occasionally deliveries and customers may come in who need to be attending to. Normally there are two members of staff on hand and on this occasion unfortunately only one was available to conduct the tasting and manage a delivery. This should not have impacted on the length or service of the tutored tasting. In terms of volume of wine served most guests will receive the equivalent of half a bottle of wine a head and tasting at least 7 to 8 different wines which is generous for a tutored tasting including food. As many guests don't want to drink everything they are served receptacles and spittoons are also provided and in our experience are used by most guests.
    Written June 30, 2022
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    sue n
    Cheshire, UK262 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sept 2022 • Solo
    48 hours in Carcassonne and I was keen to include a wine tasting. So lucky to find this absolute gem who accommodated me as a solo traveller. Booking was simple and the shop is a 10 minute (flat!) walk from La Cité.

    During my tasting session with Tristram, we sampled delightful Blanquette de Limoux, orange wines, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier, Pinot Noir and other delightful local wines, ending with sweet dessert wines.

    Tristram was an excellent host, his knowledge and passion for wine was evident right from the start. I could have stayed all day!

    Would love to do the wine tours next year.

    Highly recommended, I wish I’d had enough room to bring back some of the excellent wines they have in store.
    Written September 14, 2022
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    Mary M
    Adelaide, Australia34 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent and diverse selection of tasting wines presented in an informative and engaging manner. Different regions and methodology were explored and discussed in a relaxed and inclusive environment. We very much enjoyed the experience and the generous bread, cheese and charcuterie platter.
    Written October 7, 2023
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    Kathleen M
    Lockport, Canada3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2022 • Friends
    My sister and I spent a lovely hour plus with Tristram learning about local wines and getting a chance to try some we had never heard of. Tristram was very knowledgeable and his love of the region’s wines was infectious. He was patient with all our inquiries and the time flew by. We could not have imagined a better way to learn about Languedoc wines and their history. We highly recommend this experience and would give it a 6 if we could!!
    Written October 10, 2022
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    JoRutland
    Rutland, UK3,775 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A fun and informative way to pass a couple of hours, with lots of information and a good selection of local wines to try. Our guide was knowledgeable and friendly and it was a good mix of people. We also bought a couple of bottles to drink on our trip and they were delightful!
    Written October 8, 2023
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    Linda A
    Glasgow, UK41 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2023 • Friends
    We thoroughly enjoyed our wine tasting. Alex was a fantastic host and introduced us to an assortment of Languedoc and Georgian wines along with a lovely platter of charcuterie, delicious cheeses and the tastiest hummus. All in all a lovely way to spend a couple of hours.
    Written August 23, 2023
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    Mary5184
    San Clemente, CA29 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was a wonderful way to spend an afternoon in Carcassone. Barnaby’s presentation was lively and informative. We learned a great deal about the wines in the Carcassone region and wine making in general. We really appreciated the delicious cheeses and bread that accompanied the tasting. Definitely a highlight of our stay.
    Written October 13, 2023
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