In Occitanie, the wine estates of the South West, Languedoc, Roussillon and Rhône Valley offer families a wide variety of exciting vine-themed activities.
Wine tourism isn’t just for adults! For proof of this look no further than this selection of estates in Occitanie, each with an experience more exciting than the next.
Some of the region’s estates have developed escape games to delight young and old alike. Over in the Hérault region, Domaine Guinand organises these games in the open air, followed by a tasting of local produce and a prize draw. Close to Fronton, visitors to Château Boujac have 45 minutes to wrack their brains and find a way to escape from the cellar. In summer, the estate combines tasting and games by adding wine and cooking workshops to its repertoire. In Coteaux du Quercy AOP, visitors are tasked with solving riddles in the Randoland trails. Cooperation is the key to reaching the end of these fun trails, designed to suit all ages!
In the Lot region, Château de Haute-Serre has also developed an escape game that offers visitors an original experience. It also provides cookery lessons, orienteering on foot or by bike as well as tasting workshops and much more. In summer, families can feast on a picnic hamper and play games in a rural setting with a stunning view of the vines. While in September, visitors can step into a winemaker's shoes as they enjoy a half-day of grape harvesting.
Strategy games aren’t the only fun to be had in Occitanie's wine estates: a host of connected activities are also waiting to be enjoyed. Château Mourgues du Grès, with its 4-kilometre-long educational trail, is a perfect example of this high-tech approach. Visitors can learn more about the Costières de Nîmes AOP terroir by following the Bluetooth tags that can be read on the MourguesdugresConnect app. In several of Occitanie’s wine regions, and in the Gers region in particular, another app known as Ampélograf has been developed for visitors aged 8 and over. Kids can play educational games with a focus on the world of winemaking while their parents enjoy a tasting.
In Occitanie’s wine estates, families can expect a wealth of fun experiences and memorable moments.
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