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“Route des vins exceptionnelle!!”

Vin en Vacances - Day Tours
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Owner description: 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.
Olonzac, France
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16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Route des vins exceptionnelle!!”
Reviewed March 29, 2013

We chose to do a tour with Wendy and Vin en Vacances as it looked a great option for us to recommend to our guests. What a great decision that was! We loved the tour and had a fun day out. Wendy is well qualified in all things ‘wine’ and has a great wealth of knowledge shared in a way that is easy to understand - lots of facts about things you have probably always wondered about!

The first stop was Domain Gayda where Wendy shared a lot of interesting information about the history of wine in the Languedoc and we had a tour of the winery and a tasting lesson (much better tasting tips than any we have ever had before!), followed by a delicious lunch at the Domain restaurant.

Next stop was the Abbey in Saint-Hilaire, near Limoux, which has a great wine connection (but I don't want to spoil it!). Just up the road was the second vineyard where we did a tour and tasted Limoux sparkling wines...they really give champagne a run for their money!

One of the additional benefits of this tour was that Wendy picked us up and dropped us off from our b & b - we were able to sit back and enjoy the tour!

The verdict: we will be strongly recommending our guests book early for a tour and we are looking forward to doing another one ourselves later this year!

Visited March 2013
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Wonderful way to spend my birthday”
Reviewed December 31, 2012

We did a wine tour with Wendy in late Aug for my birthday. We thoroughly enjoyed it. I felt it was a perfect way to spend the day - tasting good wine, learning more about wine, meeting some wonderful people in our group, and enjoying good food at lunch. We hope we get back in this area again to do another wine tour with Wendy. Some people in the group were repeaters, which speaks well for her wine tours. Wendy is very knowledgeable about wine. We highly recommend her wine tours.
Nancy H

Visited August 2012
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wendywinewise, Owner at Vin en Vacances - Day Tours, responded to this review, January 2, 2013
Thank you so much for writing such a lovely review of the tour, it is very much appreciated.

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34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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“Taste of Heaven”
Reviewed December 22, 2012

We recently enjoyed Wendy's wine/food matching experience at Underwoods Warwick. An excellent selection of wines, a very pleasant day with food and wine matching and tasting. A very relaxed 3+ hours spent with others enjoying the food and wine tasting. We booked a B&B for the night, having driven up from Essex would recommend this experience for others who enjoy their wines. We had met Wendy in May when we enjoyed wine tasting with her in France. All wines tasted are available to purchase in Underwoods, so if you like a particular wine you can buy it. We bought some and picked up the next morning before driving home. Well done Wendy, who is friendly, knowledgeable and a pleasure to be with.

Visited December 2012
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Brighton, Michigan
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3 reviews
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“Fabulous tour!”
Reviewed December 7, 2012

I was touring the south of France on my own as a single woman & without a car. Wendy was awesome! She picked me up and dropped me off at my hotel, then spent a wonderful day meeting fellow travelers, learning & enjoying fantastic wines! I would highly recommend her tours!

Visited September 2012
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Atlanta, Georgia
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61 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“A major highlight of our vacation”
Reviewed November 8, 2012

We spent a day with Wendy in October 2012 and had a fabulous experience. She made learning about the wines of southern France so interesting and accessible. We went to two very different wineries - one a small boutique, artisinal winery run by an Englishwoman with longstanding ties to the Fitou region, and one a larger family winery run by a Frenchwoman who is the 8th generation of her family to own this winery. We also visited a small apiary and had an excellent honey tasting. And in the middle, a fantastic picnic sitting in the middle of a vinyard - I felt like we were in a movie! I cannot recommend this experience highly enough. Wendy is incredible.

Visited October 2012
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