Atypical stay in the Gaillac vineyards: tasting, tourism, art of living & gastronomy!

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Lovers of wine , heritage and nature , this stay is for you: discover the Gaillac vineyard and its tasty , atypical and generous wines ! We offer you a sensory journey where the wonder in front of the pretty hilltop villages , the bastides , the grandiose natural spaces will blend intimately with the discovery of an attractive and rich wine-growing territory . Pack your bags and get ready for an unforgettable stay!

The wines of Gaillac, one of the oldest vineyards in France


2000 years ago, the Romans had the very good idea of planting vines in this land of character, bathed in sunlight. Today, the Vins de Gaillac winegrowers are 300 passionate professionals who offer you a very rich and varied palette, made up of AOP Gaillac, AOP Gaillac Premieres Côtes (White) and IGP Côte du Tarn wines. It is the diversity of the terroir , which allows the development of a whole range of wines, to please all palates. Original grape varieties make up generous and elegant blends. Come and discover Mauzac, Loin de l'œil, Baucol, Prunelart and all the unique and ancestral grape varieties, valued by the winegrowers.

The wines of Gaillac

The winegrowers of Gaillac are there to guide you



To find out more about the wines of Gaillac, read our article specially devoted to this subject! Click!


For you to discover the vineyard, La Maison des vins in Gaillac is the perfect place. In the privileged setting of the magnificent Saint-Michel Abbey on the banks of the Tarn , in Gaillac , it hosts a cellar that offers more than 100 references , with new tastings every week and introductory tasting workshops , on a Friday per month. Don't forget to call to choose a period of stay including this nice service! All the bottles will be offered to you at producer prices . And what to do when one of the references particularly appeals to you? Continue your discovery by going directly to visit the winegrowers !

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>>> Zoom on the Winegrower Pass: Take advantage of the Winegrower Pass and visit in a privileged way, a domain labeled Vignobles & Découvertes. A meeting like no other awaits you, with one of the winegrowers of the partner châteaux and estates. He (or she!) Will tell you about his vines, his terroir, his winemaking work in his cellar and of course, will offer you a tasting according to your tastes! Meet at the Bastides et Vignoble du Gaillac Tourist Office and at La Maison des Vins, to organize your visit.

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Gaillac wine house

The House of Gaillac wines

Gaillac winegrowers

See you in the vineyards!

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The Gaillac ambassadors' club, to organize your stay

The region of Gaillac is a vineyard and an extremely attractive region , to compose a fascinating stay , mixing wonder with the thrill of the taste buds ... Discover Le Club des Ambassadeurs de Gaillac : a dense network of restaurateurs , hosts and service and activity providers , entirely focused on the same goal: welcoming you with a smile and helping you discover the riches of this territory! Labeled Vineyard and Discovery , since 2010, the region clearly displays its tourist and wine-growing vocation . It is the involvement of all of these players that makes this complementarity possible, which you will appreciate. Sincerity and authenticity, personalized welcome , you can create a tailor-made stay, according to your desires!

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>>>> Zoom on the dovecotes of the Tarn and the Welsh region: Here is an element of the small architectural and cultural heritage of the Tarn not to be missed! The dovecotes in the Tarn vary greatly in shape, location and the materials used in their construction. Why are there so many? Pigeon droppings, columbine have long been the only input allowed in the vineyard! This is why, to promote the production of this natural fertilizer, dovecotes have been built in the 4 corners of the vineyard. There are more than 1,700 of them to discover during your travels. There is even a route des Pigeonniers , which goes through Gaillac, of course!
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Sumptuous landscapes that pass before your eyes, sunny and with beautiful perspectives , there are airs of Tuscany ... what do you prefer? Visit the bastides , castles , hilltop villages , go hiking, discover multiple outdoor activities?

Go of course to Gaillac (walk through its superb Saint-Jacques district), visit the bastide of Lisle-sur-Tarn (and its large square with perfect geometry), Rabastens (and its magnificent red brick ensemble), Puycelsi ( perched on its rocky promontory with its 800m of ramparts, classified among the most beautiful villages in France), Castelnau-de-Montmiral (still one of the most beautiful villages in France!), Cordes-sur-Ciel (which we no longer present…) and you are only a few kilometers from the regional capital, the unmissable Albi ….

Very beautiful panorama

Breathtaking panoramas, to discover during hikes


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Hiking enthusiasts are not left out: paths and trails always marked , sometimes labeled, allow you to discover nature in peace. As a family , it's perfect to be able to select walks perfectly suited to your needs! Sports enthusiasts will find a beautiful playground here, with hikes of up to several tens of kilometers, through beautiful landscapes.


On foot , but also by bike , on horseback , nature activities such as fishing are to be discovered around Gaillac! And why not gain height by taking a ride aboard a small private plane ? Fly over the landscapes of the region , the vineyards, the plains and the plateaus… A pleasure to offer yourself during the holidays, with selected service providers !

All of these activities are going to make your stomach ache, right? The region's restaurateurs invite you to discover local products and regional gastronomy , cooking delicious specialties all year round. In the Tarn, we do not joke with the pleasures of the table! The department is a basket of plenty, filled with pink garlic , Lacaune ham , free-range veal , cheeses , wild and precious mushrooms like truffles … Taste the Albigensian pot-au-feu and for dessert, taste a gourmet coffee with a bite of one of the famous pastry and biscuit specialties of the Tarn (Jeannots, shuttles, Gimblettes, muzzle breakers…).

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Selected accommodation providers to offer you the best experience of your stay

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Gourmet meals in perspective!

Charming Bastide

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Gabarre on the Tarn

Attractive tourist activities

A festive vineyard, all year round!

Here, the vineyard is alive , dynamic and happy . All year round and especially during the summer period , you can participate in concerts , aperitifs , themed evenings , tastings and visits . Imagine yourself in a friendly atmosphere , surrounded by competent people to inform you and find you the wine perfectly suited to your tastes ... Because there is such a diversity in the Gaillac vineyard , there are inevitably one or more references that will perfectly satisfy your expectations. Taste the best wines , accompanied by regional specialties, in a friendly and warm atmosphere. In the villages and in the wine estates , we welcome you with all the good humor and friendliness of the Tarn !

Aperitif Concert Gaillac

Party all year round in the vineyard

Aperitif Concert in the vineyard

Heritage comes to the party


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>> Mid August Gaillac wine festival! A great celebration, more than 40 years of celebration of our wines through events to promote tourism, gastronomy, history and culture of this very special territory.

>> Mid October , come and participate in the “Fascinating Vineyards & Discoveries Weekend” ! A warm and gourmet moment of celebration, festive, which brings together all wine lovers and the curious ...

>> Mid November, Chai mon Vigneron takes place throughout Welsh! With lots of music, good food from producers, sporting events such as hikes or visits to vineyards, come and celebrate the Primeur , the new wine of Gaillac, what will be its flavor.

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>>>>> All the events can be found in the agenda, on the Vins de Gaillac website.

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Wine festival

Wine festival

 


Do not wait any longer, plan your wine tourism holiday in the Gaillac region now . Trust the Club des ambassadeurs to give you the best welcome and make your stay unforgettable!


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