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It was a fabulous weekend and I enjoyed every moment from start to finish. You made us so welcome- thank you - and the arrangements you had made everywhere were fantastic. Everything we did was a highlight but I thought the picnic was a special touch. The group was great fun and the wine producers we met so friendly.

Just one suggestion for next time - slow the clocks down to make it last longer! With many, many thanks

Just thought you should know that we all had the most wonderful time and on behalf of all at our company and myself we want to thank you, KH, Helen and Chris for all your hard work in getting it all together. It was truly memorable and greatly appreciated. Al wants another one next week!

Again, many thanks, we really appreciate all the work, it was a memorable trip, great crowd, good fun, and there is always something new to learn. Bravo!

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Wine Society Weekend in the Languedoc

Learn about this undiscovered, diverse and fascinating region at the new centre of wine education Vinécole, with wine experts Matthew Stubbs MW and Emma Kershaw. Vinécole is a wine school situated just south of Carcassonne within the impressive grounds of Domaine Gayda. Spend a weekend with us learning about the different Appellations and Vins de Pays of the area. Experience a day in the vineyard and winery and be a winemaker for the day whilst you blend your own wine. Learn the nuances of wine and food pairing, and enjoy the gastronomic delights of Pascal Ledroit, Head Chef at Maison Gayda restaurant.



3.00pm: Arrive at Carcassonne airport, guests will be picked up and dropped off at their accommodation.

5.00pm: The evening will start with a talk on the differences between AOC and Vins de Pays of the region, and then follow with a Blind Tasting.

7.00pm: Aperitif and gastronomic dinner at Maison Gayda.


8.00am: Breakfast

9.00am – 5pm: Spend the day learning how to become a ‘vigneron’, from viticulture to vinification to blending your own wine. See attached schedule.

7.00pm: Aperitif on the terrace.

7.30pm: Introduction on how to match wine and food.

8.00pm: Regional Wine and Food Pairing Dinner.


10.00am: After breakfast guests will be taken to a top Blanquette de Limoux producer to learn about and taste the local sparkling wine that predates Champagne.

11.30am: Visit Domaine Begude, a top wine estate in the Languedoc with tour and tasting.

13.30pm: Lunch in la cite Carcassonne at the restaurant Auberge de Ducs D’Oc

4pm: Return to Carcassonne airport for flight back to the UK

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