We had an excellent day with Kate. Action packed with food tasting in Olanzac market,olive oil tasting. An amazing visit to a small natural domain to taste delightful wines and meet the charming owner, she gave us a wonderful insight into she and her husband's philosophy on growing natural vines and making exceptional wines. Fabulous lunch by the side of the midi. Finally a leisurely boat trip on the midi tasting again exceptional wines. This was a very full day but not sure what Vinenvacances could possibly leave out. Kate had plenty of cold water for us, she was truly informative and a brilliant guide for the day.
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Wendy is a perfect combination of great knowledge and delightful personality, who is able to explain the intricacies of making wine, it's history and geography in terms that are unstuffy and understandable. She gave us a brilliant tour in 'George' - one of her mini buses (John and Paul are the others, Ringo is on his way...) chatting knowledgeably as we passed through stunning scenery in the Corbieres on our way to Rousillon and a visit to her friend and brilliant winemaker Katie Jones. A delicious lunch in the shadow of the Chateau at Cabaret was followed by a visit to the Artisan Windmill bakery and a climb to marvel at the spectacular views of the Pyrenees from the Chateau itself, then back into George for a visit to another winery, mainly to sample sweet reds produced there.
Every minute of the day was full of information - Wendy is very well informed about many things including the history of the Cathars - and her enthusiasm has persuaded us to explore the wines of Languedoc - Roussillon with confidence. We'll definitely book another tour with her when we next return to Carcassonne.
Go on, treat yourself to one of Wendy's wine tours! We couldn't have asked for more - sampled gorgeous wines, went to stunning places and met fabulous people! Not to mention all that we learnt! There wasn't a single question (and there were many) left unanswered by Wendy; from the science of the wine-making process to the rich history of the region, she knows it all!
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