Visit the wineries and discover the wines of the South West
The vineyards of the South-West are similar to those of Bordeaux. Certain grape varieties such as sauvignon or merlot are present there. At the entrance to the Pyrenean massif, it is the sweet wine that stands out. Near Toulouse, the extremely varied grape varieties offer you the opportunity to discover many varieties of wines over a day or a weekend. In the Dordogne, the Château de Monbazillac opens its cellar to you for a unique discovery experience. 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, 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 at Winalist.
Did you know ? More than 31 Appellations d'Origine Contrôlée come from the region. Around 2,800,000 hectoliters are produced each year in the South-West and its 12,500 hectares of grape varieties. The Southwest offers very well rated wines, receiving many positive reviews.
The wine routes in the South-West
3 wine routes allow you to visit the 4 sub-regions of the South-West while discovering the local flavors. The Jurançon wine route (Domaine de Cinquai, Clos Lapeyre, and winegrowers around Pau ) brings you to the producers of sweet and dry white wines, but also to the confines of the Béarn mountains: an ideal region for walkers who will find on their path waterfalls, forest trails and local winegrowers. Completely in the South-West, the Madiran wine route (Château Barrejat, Château de Viella, Domaine des Maouries, etc.) is more focused on red wine and gastronomy. As in Bordeaux for example, you can taste several wines with strong character adapted to the local cuisine. Food & flavors are waiting for you. 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 there, as well as rosé wine.
How to book a wine weekend in the South-West?
With Winalist, wine tourism in the South West is just one click away! Thanks to our search platform, discover the vineyards and castles that look like you. Select your next destination using your search criteria. Book your experience on the date and time of your choice. Once your activity has been booked, you will receive a confirmation, as well as a reminder. The partner winegrowers and harvesters also welcome you on Saturdays and Sundays. Winalist is the leading wine tourism platform in the South West and in France.