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Wine Harvest Food & Fun

 

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03 Sep 2024

 

3 nights / 4 days

03 September 2024

Fully Guided

Wine Harvest Tour, what more could you ask for from a great holiday. All you have to do on this trip is discover internationally acclaimed wines, eat authentic French food, stroll through rural Bordeaux and have fun with like-minded people. September is Wine Harvest season in Bordeaux and there is a fantastic buzz in the area. All around you, the farms will be collecting the grapes and starting the wine making process.

Day 1
You will be met at Bordeaux Airport and will be transferred by private minibus to Les Mondains ( a 500 year old refurbished farmhouse). On the way to the Farmhouse we will stop for lunch and some wine tasting in the bastide town of Sainte Foy Le Grande. This provides a great opportunity to get to know each other. After lunch you will have some free time to stroll around the town before we make our short trip to the farmhouse. Late afternoon we can go for a short walk or you can relax by the pool with a cold drink.

That evening you will be greeted with a glass of bubbles and evening dinner will be served in the farmhouse where there will be plenty of wine tasting.

Day 2
We have a lovely day planned for you! Starting with a traditional breakfast at the farmhouse, followed by a guided walk through the countryside and vines at Chateau les Grimand it is a great way to immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the area.

After the walk, you'll enjoy a 3 course lunch with Bernard Havard (the wine maker) where you will have the opportunity to sample his vast range of wines and ask questions informally throughout the meal.

Next, you will visit a working chai (Chateau des Grimards or Bellevue Peycharneau). Here you will have the chance to observe the wine making process firsthand.

In the late afternoon you will head back to Les Mondains, where you can relax by the pool, take a swim or just unwind and enjoy the serene atmosphere of the surroundings.

Finally, the day concludes with a buffet-style evening meal. Overall your day includes a blend of exploration, gastronomy and relaxation. A choice of wine is readily available and always included with activities at the farmhouse. Don't forget to ask for a nightcap.

Day 3
Breakfast today will be at a local Patisserie / Boulangerie. Afterwards you will visit the town of Bergerac which will provide you a charming experience. Exploring the old town and taking a trip to Maison du Vin. You can opt to take a boat trip along the Dordogne River which is another fantastic activity. It will allow you to enjoy the scenic beauty of the region and provide a different perspective of the area. The Dordogne River is known for its picturesque landscapes, so you are in for a treat!.

We will have a light lunch as tonight is our Gala dinner on the terrace at a local restaurant 10 minutes from the farmhouse.

Gala dinner is a 7 course dinner where a different wine is served with every course.

Day 4
This morning will start a little later with breakfast at the farmhouse. After this you will be transferred to the world UNESCO site of Saint Emilion (20 minutes away). Here you will have a guided tour of Saint Emilion. The town is famous for its underground catacombs, and you can visit some of the historic wine cellars where wine is produced today. This is also a great opportunity to see all the machines harvesting the grapes in the vineyards.

We will have a late lunch and afterwards there will be plenty of time to visit the numerous wine shops and boutiques. Don't forget to try the macarons and other local delicacies as well.

Early evening we will then head back to Bordeaux Airport for your flight home.

Please note that this is our planned itinerary but sometimes due to circumstances outside our control we may have to alter it slightly


Price Includes:
Return flights from Dublin to Bordeaux
10kg Baggage allowance
All taxes
Private Transfers
3 night's All Inclusive
Visits to Vineyards and wine taking
Guided tour of Saint Emilion
Guided walks through stunning rural Bordeaux


Extras:

Travel Insurance

Single room supplement

Testimonials:

“What a wonderful and unique 4 day experience, filled with visits to vignerons to see them make the wine and then interesting discussions over delicious wine tasting lunches. Accommodation was excellent in the authentic French farmhouse with swimming pool that was located in beautiful countryside with vines, walnut groves and wildlife all around. Quiet and safe for walking. Visits to St. Emilion and the market in Sante Foy le Grande. Difficult to decide the food highlight between dinner beside the wine vats with Jean Claude Pires at Chateau Bellevue Peycharneau, sharing his 40 years of wine making knowledge or the 7 course meal with wine at each course later in the week, I can't wait to do it again . . .”

Peter Moreau 2022

“From the moment we arrived in Bordeaux, we had nothing to do but eat, drink, be ferried about from vineyard to vineyard, village to village, restaurant to restaurant. Everything was provided in the wonderful farmhouse where we all had our own bedrooms, shared a beautiful sitting room, a large kitchen with a dining area inside and out. The swimming pool was a great attraction for an afternoon splash. I loved the all-inclusive trip, with all food and beverages provided. The only thing I paid for was trinkets and incidentals at the local market. I have booked again for the wine harvest in 2023."

Sarah Jane Ward ( Stephen's Green Club) Wine Harvest 2022

Possibly one of the most enjoyable and happy 4 days we have spent, ever! Looked after like VIP's from morning to night in the most beautiful Bordeaux region, by Shane Maguire, the most knowledgeable wine guide and cook. BBQ's the very best. Lunching with the wine growers was magical

Maureen & Tony Wine Harvest 2023

 

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