Languedoc's best wine courses and wine exhibitions
There are many ways to experience and enjoy the wines of Languedoc-Roussillon. While traveling through the region you can visit the many wineries, taste the fruits of the producers’ labours (the French call this a dégustation) and ask questions while you’re at it (see our guide to top Wine Tasting venues of Languedoc-Roussillon.
However, children and teens can get quickly bored, and non-wine drinkers may turn their noses up at the thought of enduring yet another swig and spit session.
Happily, there are other options.
For a first-timer’s guide to wine tasting, bargain-priced bottles and lunch as well, there’s Vinipolis in Florensac; while a family fun day out complete with groovy sound-and-light show can be had at Terra Vinea (an underground destination that’s perfect for rainy days, or escaping the summer heat). Wine buffs who take their tasting more seriously can sign up for classes at Vinécole (located within a beautiful winery with fabulous restaurant to boot); or in the rugged Corbières landscape, Mont Tauch wine coop’s brand new visitor centre gives its guests a feel for Fitou and the other characterful wines produced in this rugged part of the Languedoc. An just outside the popular town of Pézenas, you can attend a 1-day 'Assemblage' at the Domaine de Bourdic, where you'll learn to separate out the smells and tastes of wine and create your own using the juice of different types of grapes.
Read on then for a selection of Languedoc-Roussillon wine-related learning experiences that can be fun for all, teetotalers included.