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Vin en Vacances - Day Tours

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Address: 10 rue du Pont Vieux, 11000, Carcassonne, France
Phone Number: +33 6 42 33 34 09
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Vin en Vacances is a vineyard tour company run by Wendy Gedney, an English...

Vin en Vacances is a vineyard tour company run 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.

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A great day out.

Door to door all day trip visiting and sampling the wines of two local vineyards. The day was split by enjoying a delicious lunch and a visit worthwhile to Minervois. What a great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, United Kingdom
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Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Door to door all day trip visiting and sampling the wines of two local vineyards. The day was split by enjoying a delicious lunch and a visit worthwhile to Minervois. What a great to learn more about wines.

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

Wendy clearly knows and loves her wine and the Languedoc area. She was able to pitch her discussion to the needs of a diverse group with a variety of tastes, experience and knowledge, with dexterity and humour. Her choice of contrasting winemakers was helpful, and limiting the tasting to these two domaines was sensible. The inclusion of a delectable lunch... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

Cannot recommend highly enough, my wife & I had the pleasure of taking one of Vin en Vacances last July 2015. Having researched our options for different wine tours in the region we chose Vin en Vacances and we weren't disappointed. We were collected from our guesthouse in the morning and dropped back in the evening and in between had... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We had two wonderful days with Marcel as host and driver. The first was the Cathar Castles and Wine Tour -- see Kathy and John's review for details as we shared that day with them and enjoyed it every bit as much as they did. The second day included both Domaine Gayda and the Limoux Vineyard. Again, expert guiding and... More 

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Port Phillip, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Thanks Wendy for organising the wine (and olive oil) tour for our group of friends. Despite blustery conditions we had an excellent day, and the tour of the olive oil farm/plant was a great addition to the experience. Lunch at la Cambuse was a fabulous highlight as was the opportunity to talk with the owner/winemaker of a boutique winery. Pick... More 

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Carmichael, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

One of our goals for our recent trip to France was to see Cathar Castles. Vin en Vacances gave us the opportunity with their "Wine and Cathar Castles tour. Our guide Marcel made it a very interesting, informative, and pleasant day. Our visit to the winery included not only wine tasting, but also a short tour. Then it was on... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

We did two wine tours, one in Minervois with a visit to Minerve; the other to Corbieres with a visit to Lagrasse. Both tours were lead by Kate, who made them informative and fun days. We did two wineries on each day, all very different in size and methodology. Delicious lunches were included and Kate suggested perfect wines to accompany... More 

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Hobart, Tasmania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

We were 2 couples from Australia, closely involved with wine production and wine tourism in the island state of Tasmania. Our Vin en Vacances guide for the day was Marcel van Baalen - aka Sommelier for a Day - and we visited 3 small-scale producers in the Minervois region of the Languedoc. We were all extremely impressed by the superb... More 

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North Norfolk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

During our 10 day stay in Carcassonne, we indulged ourselves with 2 day Tours with Vin en Vacances, first with Marcel on the Canal du Midi/Olive Oil and Vineyard tastings day and secondly with Kate on the Minerve and Minervois Tour. On both days we were picked up from our rented apartment and returned after very full days. The presentation... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Humor, knowledge, great domaines, super picknick in the field, kind host. Best day of our holiday in fact.

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