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From Vine to Wine: an “Insider’s Languedoc Wine Experience” ‘First Adventure Starting October 2012’

Chateau Les Carrasses and Wine Hunters are launching an ‘All Inclusive’ Wine Vacation Week that will provide you with an exciting in depth and interactive experience of how the finest wines are created.

Hosted by me, Alan Hunter, this unique journey starts with a relaxed welcome dinner at Les Carrasses and introduction, including a great fun wine event by Master of Wine Mathew Stubbs.

The real adventure begins the next morning with a series of guided walks and talks in the vineyards, meeting some of the region’s best wine makers and discovering their craft [and secrets] The experience continues throughout the week with visits to wineries, lunches and dinners with winemakers in spectacular venues, tasting wine from bottles and barrels so you can learn about the process of winemaking from “terroir” and grape varieties, through harvest and fermentation, to ageing, blending and bottling. During the “assemblage” you will create your own wine, guided by renowned oenologist - David Alcaraz.

As ‘Vine to Wine’ suggests, this is all about the ‘insider experience’ – a chance to ‘harvest’ the combined local knowledge of the WineHunters and Chateau Les Carrasses team in first hand interaction with the best of the region’s winemakers - learning about their passions and expertise and how they translate this into the finest of Languedoc wines.

French wine makers call it ‘Expression de Terroir’, the entire process from ‘Vine to Wine’ that results in the finest of wine – wine that expresses with elegance its provenance - the soil, grape variety, climate, location and most essentially the character of the individual winemakers themselves.

We have harnessed a whole year’s wine development process into one exciting week for you to enjoy, along with delicious local cuisine to savour as you taste the best wines from this most fascinating region, but also with plenty of time to relax and enjoy all the facilities Chateau Les Carrasses has to offer.

This special wine tour experience is also a great chance to share with friends and we have wonderfully designed accommodation to suit parties of four, six, eight or more. Why not talk to your wine society or membership group to take advantage of this unique opportunity to learn more about wine in its natural surroundings, taste the finest cuisine in a most unique style, and savour all the memories together.

So come with us at WineHunters on this complete wine journey and become a ‘Wine Insider’ at harvest time and you will also be able to taste the ‘first wine vintage’ of Les Carrasses 2012!

Alan Hunter of WineHunters at Chateau Les Carrasses

There will further dates available but to be the first to experience this exciting adventure book now to ensure success, as numbers for each tour are limited!

For more details please contact Alan Hunter on mobile: 07779 990082 or for booking information: Click Here

Autumn 2012 Dates:

Friday 5th October to Friday 12th October

Friday 16th November to Friday 23rd November

Special Christmas and New Year edition! ‘26th December to 2nd January’ – Special Price and Programme! – Please request details.


The Programme:

Each day we cover a different aspect of the wine making process and a different appellation of Languedoc wines. Please note that changes may be made to the programme at any time based on weather or other influencing factors.

Day 1: Arrival and Wine Discovery Dinner at Les Carrasses

Day 2: A day in the Vineyards - Learning about the vines, planting, pruning, sun and wind direction - all the essential factors so crucial to establishing the natural quality of the vines – ‘wine growers lunch in the vineyard’ – dinner at the Chateau

Day 3: “Terroir” - The climate, landscape and soil that make the difference to the individual characteristics of grape production – afternoon at your leisure – dinner at the Chateau

Day 4: Harvest, fermentation and winemaking – afternoon at your leisure – dinner at the Chateau

Day 5: From vines to vineyard – ‘talk and tasting’ on the beautiful Canal du Midi with lunch – afternoon at your leisure

Day 6: Viniculture – assemblage - blending and bottling - creating your own wine! – dinner at the Chateau

Day 7: Viniculture – maturation and ageing - afternoon at your leisure followed by a Gala Dinner at Chateau les Carrasses


Single occupancy in a shared luxury house (own double bedroom en-suite) €3450.00 / £2990.00

Couples sharing a Château suite €3450.00 / £2990.00

Groups sharing a luxury house and sharing rooms (each room with double or twin beds and en-suite bathroom) £2850.00



To book a place on this unique ‘journey of wine’ please fill out the form below with your preferred dates. Once we have confirmed numbers (minimum of 8) we require a 25% deposit to secure your place. The balance is due 30 days before your arrival. We look forward to meeting you on this great ‘wine and food adventure at Chateau Les Carrasses’. Click Here to book

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Course Price: Prices are per person including airport transfers; luxury accommodation at Les Carrasses; breakfast; lunches – some in restaurants, some picnics in the vineyards or with the individual Vignerons; dinners of the finest local cuisine matched with some of the best Languedoc wines; all tuition; transport to and from the vineyards; all winery visits and wine tastings; Wine Hunters at Les Carrasses ‘Diploma of Accreditation’.

I look forward to meeting you all there!

Alan Hunter AIWS

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