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Three things make life worth living: Chocolate, Wine and Friendship.

Cocoa & Grapes Food Tour group enjoying themselves at Pâtisserie Bimas, Carcassonne.

We highly value our guest's helpful feedback. We are always open to improvement whenever possible. Having said that, we have been very lucky to have received so many great reviews on TripAdvisor, Google and via this Website. We invite you to read some of these reviews straight from the source. We’ll let their sparkling feedback speak for itself.

I can't speak highly enough of Brent and his excellent walking tour. He's really passionate and knowledgable about wine, chocolate, and Carcassonne, and it was a delight to spend a morning with him and the craftspeople he knows around the city. A particular highlight was the visit to the Canard Bleu wine bar - a really eclectic and interesting place with some fantastic local wines to try. Highly recommended!


Brent is an excellent guide for this relaxed morning in Carcassonne, and has clearly put in the effort to develop relationships with local wine and chocolate merchants. His passion for his subject enhances the experience, and even after a long weekend exploring both La Cite and La Bastide, the tour gave me new insight. It opened my eyes to things I hadn't seen and gave me an opportunity to ask questions. The chocolate and wine we tasted was outstanding - I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this tour.


Thoroughly recommended. Brent gave us an insightful tour into Carcassonne town and the Bastide. There we found a delightful chocolatier, an eclectic wine bar and a tasting of both. In between we walked through the streets, soaking up the history & atmosphere, with many interesting tales behind the facades & porticos. Easy paced (well paced) & interactive this is a great antidote to traditional large group history tours. This said, the Cocoa and Grapes were exquisite in their finesse, subtlety & worthy of a repeat tasting! Brent has an easy going, affable nature and very good company to get along with.


What a fabulous time we had! Brent was charming, funny and knowledgeable. He introduced us to wonderful places we wouldn't have found on our own and was generous with his knowledge of the area and wine and chocolate producing. We sampled very generous servings of some of the most beautiful wine and chocolate. I can't recommend this experience strongly enough, the time flew by and I wish we could come back soon and do it all again. Thank you Brent, you really made my husband's birthday weekend extra special.



A great way to spend a morning in Carcassonne! Booked this tour last minute for a group of six. Well organised by Brent who met us at 9am and gave us some local history before taking us to a lovely patisserie where we sampled various chocolates. Scrummy! Stopped for coffee before heading to wine shop. How lucky were we that a guy from a local vineyard was there to talk us through his wines. Most enjoyable.


My friend and I had a fantastic morning with Brent. Strolling around beautiful Carcassonne in the sunshine, hearing stories about the city. The chocolate and wine producers showed a real love for their products which were of a very high standard. Brent is very knowledgeable and friendly. A must do for anyone interested in wine, chocolate or just food in general!


“The greatest Tragedies were written by the Greeks and Shakespeare...
Neither knew chocolate!”

Sandra Boynton

Traditional chocolate truffles dusted with cocoa powder and a bar of chocolate.
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