Gaillac (81,Tarn, Midi-Pyrenees) holds its annual wine fair (Fete des Vins) 6-7 August 2011.
Situated between Toulouse and Albi, the wines of this region tend to be a variation on the Languedoc style.
Between the wine-producing areas of Bordeaux and Languedoc-Roussillon, the Aquitaine and Midi-Pyrénées vineyards have succeeded in perpetuating their wine-growing vocation across a mosaic of very different terroirs, gathered under the banner ” Vineyards of the South-West “.
From the banks of River Dordogne to the Lot Valley, from Pays Basque to Gascony and Agenais, from the south of Massif Central to the slopes of the Tarn, from the terraces bordering the River Garonne to the old walls of Toulouse… the Vineyards of the South-West reveal the largest collection of specific grape varieties, of characteristic wines and spirits, and share a thousand years of history.
For more info see www.vins-gaillac.com
Domaine de Labarthe at Castanet
Or, stay on a Gaillac Vineyard with an 18th Century Chateau on the banks of the Tarn river at Lagrave