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Bordeaux Harvest Tour


Monday, September 21 – Friday, September 25, 2015

 with host Tracey Dobbin


Join us this September for a once in a lifetime opportunity to visit and taste the wines from some of the greatest châteaux of Bordeaux. Stay at the vineyards of Smith Haut Lafitte at their 5-star luxury hotel, Les Sources de Caudalie. Dine at Michelin starred restaurant Hostelerie de Plaisance, overlooking the UNESCO world heritage site of Saint-Emilion. Meet and dine with châteaux owners including Gerard and Chantal Perse (Château Pavie, Château Monbousquet), Olivier Bernard (Domaine de Chevalier, Château Guirand), Bruno Borie (Château Ducru Beaucaillou), Jean Christophe Mau (Château Brown) and Jacques and Thierry Capedemourlin (Balestard de Tonnelle). This tour is limited to 16 guests.

Château Latour: Enjoy a rare and privileged tour of their new underground cellars and taste why Latour is the leader of the First Growths.

Château Yquem: Visit this historic estate and taste liquid gold.

Château Ducru Beaucaillou: Meet the winemaking team of this elite Super Second and dine in the château with owner Bruno Borie.

Château Pontet Canet: Enter the oasis of this biodynamically farmed ‘flying fifth’ and understand what all the press is about.

Château Pichon Baron: Visit this iconic Second Growth whose turreted châteaux graces more pages than any other.

Château Cheval Blanc: Be awed by the power and elegance of this top Saint-Emilion property, reflected in both its modern architecture and its wine.

Château Palmer: Compare vintages over a multi course meal at this leading Margaux estate.

Château Angélus: Visit this newly renovated château on the heels of its status promotion.

Château Balestard de Tonelle: Be entertained by the anecdotes of this father and son team whose family boasts one of the longest histories of wine production in Bordeaux.

Château Pavie: Appreciate the attention to detail of this grandiose estate and of course appreciate their opulent wines.

Château Guiraud: Visit the vine nursery of this organic Sauternes vineyard and taste multiple vintages over lunch at the château.

Château Haut Bailly: Learn the history of this property, once traded on par with the first growths, and experience why it remains a trade favourite.

Domaine de Chevalier: Enjoy an evening of blind tastings and local cuisine with owner Olivier Bernard and his long time friend and vineyard director Rémi Edange.

Château Smith Haut Lafitte: Walk across the vineyard from our hotel to visit the beautiful cellars and barrel cooperage of this stunning property.

Boat tour, Arcachon Basin: Take in the sights of the Arcachon Basin aboard a traditional boat while enjoying local oysters with host Jean Christophe Mau.

Hostelerie de Plaisance: Savour a 6-course meal in the private dining room overlooking Saint Emilion. 

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