The fantastic Mediterranean coastline is fringed with vineyards, olive groves, fruit orchards and many fascinating characters. We want to explore and show you more food and wine and meet the people living here.


Poppy field, south of France

On this trip through the vineyards of southern France we want to explore the French Paradox.

 


French market Despite having a diet relatively rich in saturated fats and having a higher than average consumption of red wine the French men and women have a lower incidence of coronary heart disease. This trip is all about exploring and finding hidden gems. 

 
 

 

Tasting at Domaine La Prade Mari This trip can run for Half a Day, a whole Day or for 3 days and 4 nights. We explore the diversity of food, wine and culture that is un discovered in the South of France. We will taste fresh seafood, olives, cheese, wild boar, tapenade, grape juice, foie gras, figs and wine.

 


 

 Francois Gimie
Francois Gimie owner of Domaine Moulin Gimie after a long hard day!

The Half Day Trip:

Visit 2 interesting and very good quality wine producers in the area. Learn how to taste, appreciate and match wines with various foods.
Opportunities to buy wine direct from the producers.
All transport, guide and information provided. The guide is an Englishman who has over 20 years experience in the UK and European wine trade.

A relaxed and informative approach to wine, to wine tasting and an appreciation of the wines of the local area.

Find a few hidden gems and meet some of the local characters.

If we have time we will also visit a local artist and an olive oil producer.

Prices from €35 per person

 The Whole Day Trip:

 Visit 3 interesting and very good quality wine producers in the area. Learn how to taste, appreciate and match wines with various foods and also enjoy the food and wines at an excellent local restaurant. (Price included)

Opportunities to buy wine direct from the producers.
All transport, guide and information provided. The guide is an Englishman who has over 20 years experience in the UK and European wine trade.

A relaxed and informative approach to wine, to wine tasting and an appreciation of the wines of the local area.

Find a few hidden gems and meet some of the local characters.

If we have time we will also visit a local artist and an olive oil producer.

Prices from €75 per person.

 

 

 The 3 Night/4 Day Trip

The format for the trip is a menu:

 

Day 1. The Starter: An exploration of seafood and wines to accompany.

 

Day 2. The Main Course: A feast of meat and wines to match.(there will be vegetarian alternatives)

 

 

Day 3. Cheese & Dessert: A wild and wide variety of cheese and some fantastic desserts with great wines to match.

 

 

 Anne and Thierry Bonnel
 

Anne and Thierry Bonnel of Domaine Sainte Leocadie with their delicious Rose.

 


 We taste 30 wines during the 3 days. We experiment with different food matching and also blend our own wine.

 

 

Canal du Midi

The beautiful Canal du Midi

 


 For more information on prices and tour dates please contact: Hamish@bellawines.co.uk

We would like to thank Chez Loulou for the excellent pictures of Poppies, Markets and Canals.