I was joined by a group of wine writers (including Alder Yarrow and W. Blake Gray) and sommeliers from the United States and Canada. We kicked off the trip with two days of vineyard tours in the Roussillon, where I experienced more than my share of the intense and persistent Tramontane winds. After the vineyard tours, we spent a few days at the Bio Fair in Montpellier, a trade show with more 700 organic winemakers from 12 countries.
In the coming days and weeks, I’ll have more posts about the region’s wines and the people who make them. In the meantime, check out the daily wine blog Terroirist on Facebook for more photos and updates.