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Vin en Vacances

40 Avenue General Leclerc, 11000 Carcassonne, France
+44 (0) 7880 796786
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Ranked #1 of 14 activities in Carcassonne
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Tours
Owner description: Vin en Vacances is a vineyard tour company ran by Wendy Gedney an English woman with a passion for this wonderful area and its wines. Wendy is a wine... more » Owner description: Vin en Vacances is a vineyard tour company ran by Wendy Gedney an English woman with a passion for this wonderful area and its wines. Wendy is a wine teacher and during the tours not only will you have a thoroughly enjoyable day, you will also learn a great deal about wine and tasting. Her aim is to provide you with an experience that you can’t easily create for yourself and during the day you will explore the regions, meet some of the most interesting vignerons, taste their wines and enjoy a superb lunch. Wendy's tours always include other fabulous things such as a visit to a goat farm, a pretty village or olive oil tasting. « less
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Abilene, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

As a wine region the Languedoc is in its teenage growth spurt, producing better and more interesting wines each year. Along with her husband, Wendy Gedney, the principal of Vin en Vacances, recognized in 1990 the region's potential, and she eventually made a career of sharing her secret with the world. Wendy's formal training in all aspects of the various... More

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New Mexico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Wendy Gedney is a treasure trove of information and lore about the wines of the Languedoc-Rousillion. My husband and I joined her along with 5 others on a rainy spring day in the Minervois region, and found ourselves enthralled the entire time. We visited two very different wineries, both small and run by creative and careful winemakers whose wines were... More

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Olonzac, France
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

This is our second tour with Wendy (although we have had other wine tastings with her) & again all we can say is you need to book a tour when next in this region! We run a B & B in Languedoc & like to check out local activities so we can genuinely recommend them to our guests and Wendy... More

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Leatherhead, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

I booked Wendy from Vin en Vacances to visit our holiday home in Villeneuve Minervois for an early evening wine tasting - a surprise for my small family group of four. We were all interested in learning about wine and I thought that a tasting at home would mean we would not have to stagger far at the end of... More

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Carcassonne, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

I have lived in Carcassonne for ten years now and I can honestly say that Wendy's wine tours are my favourite day out by far. Whether you are a complete novice who just enjoys a glass of wine or already have extensive knowledge on the subject, the tours of this exciting wine region offer something for everyone. I have been... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

My boyfriend booked a tour with Wendy in early January. The only day we had available was a Sunday. Wendy was able to organize visits to 2 charming wineries, a stop in a tiny hillside village and a marvellous lunch. An impressive undertaking considering the chef opened the restaurant specifically for us and also provided a delicious vegetarian meal for... More

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elgotto1@aol.com
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34 reviews 34 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

My family and I hired Wendy for a day out to celebrate a special birthday in the family. There were 7 of us and it was over the New Year holiday. As you can imagine not much is open this time of year but somehow Wendy found two lovely wineries and managed to have a lunch organised in the home... More

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Smiths Falls, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

My boyfriend and I booked a tour on November 11 and had an amazing time. Wendy was friendly, welcoming, knowledgeable and very professional. We were only able to visit one winery on our tour as the other had cancelled but she planned a beautiful lunch at a great little bistro and we also got to visit and walk through the... More

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New Jersey
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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

Wendy is knowledgeable, cheerful, and a great teacher. She kept 4 couples thoroughly entertained and informed all day long. Our only complaint is that we spent so much time in the walk around Lagrasse, we were not able to do the goat cheese farm and last wine stop. This was not ever brought up, and we did not realize it... More

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Nottingham
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

I arranged for a group of us ( 8 professional men/ all foodies and wine fans/ easily bored and restless) to join Wendy on one of her tours. I can only endorse all the previous praise heaped on Wendy. Wendy was professional, charming, knowledgable, and she kept us entertained from 9.30am -6.00pm with just the right balance of teaching, drinking,... More

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