The name of Gaillac is said to come from the Latin word “Galus”, meaning rooster. According to another explanation, the ancient Gallo-Roman name Galhac derives form a word meaning fertile.
At once secretive and grandiose, fragile and powerful, authentic and contemporary: this country is full of nuances… and likes to share them with visitors. In this “little Tuscany” of the Tarn, epicureans will feel the charm of a vacation where the senses are allowed to take over. A sunset on the hilly vineyard, a small glass of Gaillac wine and… time is almost suspended. Everything is fine!
Red, white, rosé, pearl..
THE BASTIDES AND VINEYARDS OF GAILLAC
Old bastides can be glimpsed at the bend in a country road. A perfect place for a getaway for two: discover the wines of Tarn and the bastides with their incomparable character!
From the age-old wine city of Gaillac, you can take an enchanting tour of typical Tarn villages: start in Lisle-sur-Tarn, a unique bastide that also used to be a river port, then climb to Puycelsi, an impregnable village towering above the Gresigne forest, and finally discover Castelnau-de-Montmiral, the bastide with buried treasures.
Enter the domains: you’ll meet passionate winemakers and discover their wines and their stories. Immerse yourself in the Gaillac vineyard and discover a whole new world of grape varieties, wine making, harvest, aperitif-concerts, vineyard visits!
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