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“Informative and fun”

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 1 July 2014

The tour was fun and informative. We enjoyed learning about the region, trying the wines, eating a very good lunch and meeting some new friends. Definitely a highlight of our trip to France. I highly recommend.

Thank Keith C
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Reviewed 16 June 2014

We have just spent 2 weeks in the Carcassone area, and been on 4 different wine tours with Vin en Vacances. Each tour was a wonderful experience, and I would recommend them to anyone looking for an interesting and enjoyable day out. Each visited a different wine area within the Languedoc. On each occasion we visited two wineries where we learned about wine making, and got to taste a good range of wines. We also visited local places of interest along the way – castles, Abbeys, pretty villages, and stopped for an excellent lunch. Each tour was led by Wendy or one of her two associates Kate and Marcel. All were very good company, were extremely knowledgeable, and were able to talk about wine in a very informative but also a very entertaining way. There was nothing very “heavy” or too serious – in every case it was thoroughly relaxed and entertaining, but also with plenty of opportunity to learn a lot about what can often seem a very inaccessible subject. We travelled in minibuses, collected from our hotel and dropped back again at the end of the day. Excellent value for money.

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Reviewed 15 June 2014

I've visited Carcassonne many times and wonder why it took me so long to experience a wine tasting day out! It was brilliant! We chose Minerve and the Minervois and our guide was Wendy.
A very knowledgeable lady who has built good working relationships with wine growers in the region. We learned an incredible amount about wine growing with lots of tasting and had a great lunch. There is no expectation or pressure to buy wine and the whole experience is very informal and fun. Thanks to Wendy and the wine growers we visited, Emmanuel,Nicole and John.

Thank Bev G
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Reviewed 10 June 2014

Had a fantastic day out with Marcel. He was incredibly informative and took us to some really interesting vineyards. It was good to learn so much about the wine making business and tasting was even better! The cassoulet was amazing and we are all going to try and recreate it now that we are back home.

Thank JaneAndrews
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Reviewed 9 June 2014

Thanks Kate for a wonderful experience!!

Not only did we learn quite a lot, but we had loads of fun doing it!! Great food, wonderful wine and a very knowledgable and passionate host.

Norah, Ian and Terry

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