Join a brilliant summer weekend wine tour of Gers

Written by on May 9, 2017 in Tours in France, Wine and Drinks

The gorgeous Gers is famous for its stunning landscape but did you know that it’s also one of the best wine making areas of France?

It’s not just awesome Armagnac that’s made in this largely unexplored region of France, but also sublime wines. The vines grow alongside fields of bright sunflowers on steep hills, in natural valleys, in rolling, lush countryside in soil that’s rich. From the grapes comes lavish red wine and crisp whites that are unpretentious, great quality and easy to drink.

Gascony is the new Bordeaux

Wine buffs are calling the Gers “the new Bordeaux” and raving about the quality of wine that’s being produced here. It’s definitely not as well known as it should be that producers in the Gers are making nectar from the grapes that ripen in the sun of long, late summers.

Oenologist and wine writer Tom Fiorina from the US but now living in France, is letting people in on the secret though. He is running a tour in the area in which he’ll take you to visit family-run vineyards and charming and authentic domains where you’ll receive a warm welcome and a memorable tasting visit. You’ll learn about the history of wine and production and it’s importance to the way of life in the region known as Gascony.

Join Tom to discover Pellehaut, Villa Dria, Chirolet, L’Uby, Plaimont plus Madiran wines at Chateau Viella in the Haute-Pyrénées department. The Madiran wines are famous in France but hard to get elsewhere, for instance its not sold in the US. These wines have the highest level of anti-oxidants in southern France, when you wish good health as you clink a glass of this delicious elixir, you won’t be wrong!

Take the tour of Gers fabulous vineyards with Tom Fiorina, French Country Adventures: July 28-30, 2017. Click here for details and more insider tours of Gascony at: French Country Adventures

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