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The size of the vineyard is 57,500 hectares classified as AOC-AOP. The grape varieties that make up the vineyard are for red wine, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Côt Malbec, Duras, Tannat, Négrette. For white wine, Gros Manseng, Petit Manseng, Mauzac, Sauvignon and Arrufiac.
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Our winegrowing partners are eager to introduce you to their terroir. Also consult the opinions of wine tourists who trust us every day to select your activity.
Among the wine regions of France , the vineyards of the South-West stretch from the Massif Central to the flanks of the Pyrenees. The best way to discover this region is to book tours and tastings in the South West. If you are with friends or family, you can also share a winegrower's meal or a picnic in the southwest or take the opportunity to take an excursion or a guided tour of the southwest. Visit the most beautiful cellars in the region, share unique moments with the winegrowers with family, alone or with friends. Weekdays and weekends, our partners offer you the best wine experiences in the South West.
Visit the wine estates and discover the wines of the South West
The vineyards of the South-West, located not far from the Pyrenean foothills in the heart of the Basque country and the Tarn et Garonne, resemble those of Bordeaux. Some grape varieties such as Sauvignon or Merlot are present there. Conversely, dry white wines from southwestern vines will awaken your taste buds. At the entrance to the Pyrenean massif, it is the sweet wine that stands out. At the gates of Toulouse, the extremely varied grape varieties offer you the possibility of discovering many varieties of wines for a day or a weekend. In the Dordogne, the Château de Monbazillac opens its cellar to you for a unique discovery. A region rich in heritage and wines, to be discovered at all Winalist partners. Oenological workshops to understand the differences between the main grape varieties such as Cabernet Franc, tastings accompanied by cheeses from the region, or even total immersion in a domain for a weekend. You will always find an authentic wine experience on Winalist.
Did you know ? More than 31 Appellations d'Origine Contrôlée are from the region. About 2,800,000 hectoliters are produced each year in the South-West and its 12,500 hectares of grape varieties. The Southwest offers highly rated wines, receiving many positive reviews.
South-West wine routes
3 wine routes allow you to visit the 4 sub-regions of the South-West while discovering local flavors. The Jurançon wine route (Domaine de Cinquai, Clos Lapeyre, and winegrowers around Pau ) takes you to producers of sweet and dry white wines, but also to the borders of the Monts du Béarn: an ideal region for walkers who will find on their way waterfalls, forest trails and local winemakers. Completely in the South-West, the Madiran wine route (Château Barrejat, Château de Viella, Domaine des Maouries, etc.) is more oriented towards red wine and gastronomy. As in Bordeaux for example, you can taste several wines with strong character adapted to the local cuisine. Food and flavors are on point. The Gaillac wine route (Domaine Duffau, Maison Labastide, Château Maresque, etc.) above Toulouse is also a specialist in red wine. However, you will find some sparkling specialties, as well as rosé wine.
How to book an oenological weekend in the South-West?
With Winalist, wine tourism in the South West is just a click away! Thanks to our search platform, discover the vineyards and châteaux that suit you. Select your next destination using your search criteria. Book your experience on the date and time of your choice. Once your activity is booked, you will receive a confirmation and a reminder. Partner winegrowers and harvesters also welcome you on Saturday and Sunday. Winalist is the leading platform for wine tourism stays in the South West and in France.
A visit to the vineyards of the South-West is the perfect time to discover the many wine estates that line the vineyard paths in this wild region. Winalist offers you access to the 'Visit and Tasting' activities offered by our winegrower partners. Namely: The dominant grape varieties are Colombard, Mauzac, Muscadelle, Ugni Blanc and Sauvignon for the whites, and Cabernet Sauvignon, Négrette, Tannat, Merlot for the reds. Visits followed by a tasting are among the flagship activities of wine tourism. Wine lovers are often curious to know the history of the bottles they are about to savor in the company of the sommelier. With Winalist, you can, for example, taste the wines directly in the estate's cellar, or even have a picnic in the vineyards. You will thus discover how best to appreciate Monbazillac, Cahors or Gaillac. Private tastings are real initiations to oenology supervised by professionals who are passionate about their art. Each grape variety has an identity that makes you appreciate the importance of the terroir and the know-how of the South-West. During an initiation workshop, you will learn to use your senses as tradition indicates. You will find on Winalist several visits concluded by a tasting, during the day and on weekends. Use our search engine to choose the activity that suits you. Validate simply and for free, you have no additional booking fees to pay. Would you like to offer an oenological tasting to a wine lover? Think about the Winalist gift card!