Here are a few photos taken on just such a drive, looking at the beautiful rolling hills with row after row of grape vines.
I also spotted some lovely pigeonniers as well. The one below is a particularly handsome example of these traditional pigeon houses which are typical to this area.
The weather this summer has been good for the grapes, rainy in the beginning & hot & dry now, which means this could prove to be a very good year for the wine makers.
I rather liked this round pigeonnier in its simple unadorned style sitting atop of a hill surrounded by vineyards.
Gaillac wines are predominantly red but there is a nice Rosée as well as a good dry white Perlé.
The combination of the beautiful vineyards with their maturing grapes & the pretty pigeonniers doting the landscape makes for a very lovely outing.
All along the way you will see signs for different wine producers, where one can go to taste & purchase the wine.
The long shaded lane leading to Chateau Lastours with its vineyards on either side is very picturesque....
.....and a very nice way to end a little road trip through the vineyards of the Gaillac region.