The harvest season is a gruelling but crucial period for wine producers; it marks the culmination of a year of patient monitoring and attentive care in the vineyard. Timing is critical; the grapes must be picked at their optimal ripeness to ensure the best starting point for producing a fine wine. It is also a fascinating [...]
On the road to Haut Languedoc, the Cirque de Moureze offers an unusual natural environment. The Cirque de Moureze is one of the oldest “Grand Sites” of France. The limestone rock has been carved and sculpted by erosion creating unusual rock formations resembling a martian landscape - a unique cycling experience. Unfortunately, no mountain goats [...]
Here in the Languedoc region in the south of France, a circulade is a traditional village that has been built in concentric circles. Our home base of Caux is a ville circulade. Unique to the Languedoc region, the centre of the village is often the site of a château-fort or a parish church. In the case of [...]
There are a number of sub-appellations within the Languedoc region, many of which are changing as the unique wine of the area is developed and refined. The AOC Languedoc (formerly Coteaux du Languedoc) is the predominant regional appellation and is by far the most important. Benefiting from the sunny climate of the Herault, the [...]
Here are just a few pics of some of the villages within an easy ride of our front door step. It is hard to go wrong with so many picturesque options in every direction.
We have been taking advantage of the sunny and warm weather to get out cycling in the vineyards around our home in Caux, Languedoc on a regular basis. This video shows some of the highlights from recent rides. There are any number of stunning local routes right from our doorstep. This one ascends into the [...]