Client Testimonials: Real Experiences from Our Languedoc Wine Tour Guests.
In the heart of the Languedoc, in style
We didn’t know what to expect. Or rather we knew it would be a high quality, interesting, friendly, well-informed week in our favourite part of France. But we have never been wine-tasting, were wary of wine snobbery, reluctant to spit out a good mouthful of a stunning wine but can’t imagine good food without good wine. And then, what would our companions be like? We weren’t worried - just conscious we were entering a week of novelty.
So we threw ourselves into Jean-Michel’s life and it was wonderful. He is a delightful host, chauffeur, steeped in this territory (we met his mother in the market) and clearly an expert recognised by the domains we visited. He had found a beautiful house for us to stay in – with a pool (for the next trip perhaps). Huge variety – one day a barbecue Huge variety – one day a barbecue tasting the wine made by one man working on his own; he had bottled his annual 8,000 bottles the day before. Next, a smart, international, but still hand-made, domain, bottling 9 million bottles a year with a very elegant restaurant. Lunch overlooking the blue Mediterranean; then in the St Chinian mountains. Stunning food, from foie gras lollipops to a picnic amongst the vines, with hampers, tables, and wine tasting. And so it went on.
It was the best holiday we have ever had – and we are thinking we might go again. Our companions were great, knowledgeable and ready to make the whole trip fun.
Jean-Michel is a star – a man of energy, style and determined that we would enjoy the food and wine of his beloved Languedoc.
14 May 2016