What you'll do
We meet at Chateau Feely in Saussignac. The visit begins with introductions and scene setting. We set off for a 45 minute walk around the organic biodynamic vineyard. En route we discuss history, terroir, biodiversity, winegrowing and organic and biodynamic farming. Back in the tasting room Caro will explain french wine appellations then we move onto wine tasting. Through the process of tasting 5 wines that give a flavour of the region and its varietals Caro will teach you the art of wine tasting. Then we serve the wine and food pairing lunch - a selection of local and organic products that are matched with 5 different wines to help understand the wine and food pairing principles that we have covered. Reservation is required. The half day tour includes a copy of our pocket guide to wine appreciation with ready reckoners to help you recognise varietals, age of wine and well-known appellations and a pocket guide to wine and food pairing. We look forward to welcoming you to Chateau Feely!
I left a IT consulting to co-found Chateau Feely organic biodynamic vineyard and French Wine Adventures wine tours and wine school fifteen years ago. I live to share my passions - organic farming and wine. I'm a certified wine educator with more than a decade of organic farming, winemaking, wine teaching and wine guide experience and four books published about wine and our lives on a vineyard in France. I've lived and worked in France, Spain, Ireland, UK, Canada, Turkey, New Zealand and South Africa.
The half day with lunch includes a paired tasting lunch. Let us know if you have allergies or are vegetarian or vegan.
You'll taste white and red wines that were grown and made in the vineyard where you have been walking.
Please wear shoes that are good for walking outside in the vineyard.
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Where you'll be
We will visit the vineyards to talk about terroir and winegrowing. We will see the buildings and talk about history. Then we will visit the tasting room at Chateau Feely to talk about wine tasting and to learn how to taste as a wine professional. After that you will taste 5 wines with a pairing lunch then dessert then coffee/ tea and chocolate. All the wine and 95% of the food products we serve are certified organic.
Keep these in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 10 guests ages 14 and up can attend.
This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.
This is an indepth visit focused on the vineyard, winegrowing, organic and biodynamic farming, wine tasting and wine and food pairing. (Detailed winemaking is covered on the full day not the half day)
Half day wine tour with pairing lunch
$102 / person
$102 / person