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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.
Reviewed June 8, 2013

We had a wonderful experience with Wendy as a guide while visiting wine producers in La Clape. Wendy is a fountain of knowledge about the history of Languedoc-Roussillon as well as the art of winemaking and we learnt a lot in just a few hours. We had lunch at a marvellous restaurant by the sea (which we clearly would not have found on our own) and we got so much more out of the winery visits thanks to Wendy's presence. Some of the wines we tasted were really very good and I could only have wished for more space in the luggage!

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Reviewed June 6, 2013

I recently visited the Languedoc with 3 girlfriends and we had the most fantastic day out with Wendy. What a treat!! She knows everything there is to know about the region, the wine, history, etc. and because of Wendy's nature we never felt like we were actually on a tour but rather out with a friend. She took us to places we never would have found on our own and so we felt we got a real insider's view on the best that the Languedoc has to offer. We had a delicious lunch at a small auberge and it was wonderful. I highly recommend you book yourself a day out with Wendy - you won't regret it!!

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Reviewed June 1, 2013

You will love this! Wendy & Marcel gave us a great day! Its an all-day tour of two vineyards, a goat farm and with an amazing lunch in the middle. Wendy really knows her wine, but lets you talk about your experience. She's a real enthusiast and you learn a great deal about wine and how it is made as the day progresses.
The two we visited were working vineyards, not showcases. The owner of the first really knew the local terroir and shared it with us-and his wines!; the second was a small organic grower and they were hard at work bottling when we were there, so we got the sense of a working winery.
The goat farm was charming and the cheese fresh and delicious-we brought some home and Wendy also arranged to ship our wines back for us, adding in a few of her favourites!
The lunch was amazing and convivial- a long table for 15 or so on the tour- salad duck and strawberry tart prepared by a local chef-lovely atmosphere, then a walk in the pretty medieval village afterwards...
This is the best wine tour we've done. It's very accessible and you don't need to know anything about wine to have a really enjoyable and interesting day

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Reviewed May 28, 2013

Wendy makes wine touring a comfortable and non threatening experience! Don't worry if your knowledge of wine is modest - she teaches you everything from the history of wine making in the south of France to the correct way to taste red, white and rosé wines. Wendy picked us up at the door or our apartment in Pezenas and we knew right away that she was going to treat us to a wonderful day. She is friendly and knowledgeable and she had chosen 3 sites to visit - two wineries and an abbey. The first estate stop was the most comprehensive of the tours and at the end of it, we had an incredible private lunch served outdoors in the lovely park like setting on the estate. Our day passed by quickly and we thoroughly enjoyed Wendy's style, knowledge and choices. We would recommend taking one of Wendy's wine tours and would like to do another one ourselves on our next visit.

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Reviewed May 26, 2013

What a wonderful experience. Wendy is so informative and her information is given on a personal level, not like a lecture, you just learn as you go along. We visited two really interesting wineries at Vallespassans and Saint Jean-de-Minervois. Between the two wineries though we had wonderful experiences wandering the St Chinian markets, and having lunch at the fabulous Auberge de l'Ecole at Saint Jean-de-Minervois - just across the road from the second winery. She also took us to see the fascinating village of Minerve. It really was a wonderful day. Thanks Wendy! :)

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