September 9th – September 14th, 2023
Join Butch in exploring remote villages, century-old vineyards, colorful markets and award-winning restaurants. Butch’s established relationships will take you into the tasting rooms, homes, and sometimes barns and garages of passionate, local winemakers and chefs.
Named after Emilion, a Breton Monk who fled the persecution of the Benedictine Order, Saint Emilion will surround you with both beauty and history. Wander the vineyards planted by 2nd century Romans as you explore this UNESCO world heritage site, famous for its medieval character and charm.
The best wines of Bordeaux hail from the Left Bank. Along the Gironde Estuary are the appellations Margaux, St. Julien, Pauillac, St. Estephe, Haut Medoc, and Pessac Leognan, all of which have benefitted from rich soils and a marine climate. Explore the region, savor the historic blends, and spend four nights in two of the area’s most prestigious Chateaux.
Don your apron and master some traditional French fare as we prepare a starter, entree, and dessert with guidance from our Chef. Savor the view and the wine as we dine on the feast we have created together.
Hop aboard for a river cruise along the famed left bank of the Medoc. Taste wines of the region while enjoying the splendid views of vineyards and historical sights from our unique vantage point on the river.
Stroll through the elegant and historic 18th century city of Bordeaux, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy the impressive landmarks and architecture of this dynamic port city, known both for its historical significance as well as its vibrant atmosphere.
Make sure to take time to truly appreciate this glorious region: indulge yourself at the world class Vinotherapie Spa, which uses grape extracts in many of their products, or simply relax in our pastoral setting.