Wine tasting is an important component of many holidays booked using Holiday France Direct. With such a huge range of wines across the country, the possibilities and permutations for wine-tasting in France are endless, be that for a wine tasting weekend or break, or a week-long vineyards tour.
France's climate and soil are the 2 key factors that influence the variety of grape grown in any given area whilst the final product is down to the talent of France's wine makers whose skills honed over many generations are envied - and replicated - worldwide.
The holiday rentals here are all located in France's wine producing areas and a few have wine-tasting on-site. With so many areas and rentals to choose from, you'll be spoilt for choice. Will it be the Champagne houses, the Loire Valley wine producers or the classics of Burgundy, Beaujolais and Bordeaux?
French wine tasting holidays are sure to have a food focus as, quite naturally, each region's food and wine complement one another. Pinot Noir, for example, is the perfect accompaniment to Burgundy's traditional dishes - boeuf bourguignon and coq au vin - whilst the Loire Valley's game and fish dishes are great with locally produced Cabernet Franc. The list is endless!
Take a look at our travel guides where you will find information on wine routes and wine tasting events in many different parts of France. A votre sante!