ENJOY AN EPICUREAN JOURNEY
Feeling fortified in the Douro Valley. Along the route Taylor's Port House. Founded over four centuries ago, Taylor's has just renovated its 300-year-old cellars, and has included a modern and innovative historical tour around Porto.
4 Nights From $871.00 Per Person
The story of Port wine and Taylor’s is now told through an extensive audio-guided visit, available in eight languages, which will take you on a vivid tour of the Lodge that includes an array of films, images, exhibits, photographs and paintings.The visitor is given the opportunity to journey into the past and learn about the history of Port wine and its production today, the Douro Valley and the house of Taylor’s, its past, present and its wealth of exceptional Ports.
In addition to the two wines included on the tour, there is a range of Port tastings for our visitors to enjoy including a choice of many different aged Tawny Ports, or one of Taylor’s classic Vintage Ports.
Beauty in Burgundy. Take the time to wander from one river, the Yonne, to another, the Rhône. Spend 5 days driving from Joigny to Lyon to discover undulating landscapes resplendent with vineyards. Offering some of the finest wines in the world, these "climates" are classified as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Along the route... the Bouchard Père & Fils winery.
4 Nights from $958.00 Per Person
Founded in 1731 in Beaune, Bouchard Père & Fils is one of the oldest winegrowers and producers in Burgundy. The Domaine has one of the most beautiful locations in the most prestigious terroirs of the Côte de Nuits and the Côte de Beaune regions, more than two thirds of which have Grands Crus and Premiers Crus appellations.
To take full advantage of the experience, Bouchard Père & Fils offers you a private tour of its cellars located in the former 15th-century royal fortress, followed by a guided tasting of 8 wines. Let yourself be carried away by one of their symphonies in order to discover this unique heritage alongside one of their passionate experts.
The National Road 7, the legendary wine road. Even today, the southern part of the N7 still hides its most intimate secrets behind majestic lanes of plane trees. Relais & Châteaux invites you on a week-long discovery via little detours along the Rhone valley. An invitation to taste the great wines and flavors of southern France. Along the route... The M.Chapoutier winery in Tain-l'Hermitage.
6 Nights from $1384.00 Per Person
For 200 years, the M. CHAPOUTIER has been creating the very finest of wines with the greatest respect for the balances of Nature in order to achieve the most precise expression of each terroir. The world of wine is one of conviviality and generosity. M. CHAPOUTIER seeks to share this message through an art de vivre that anyone can enjoy.
Go off into the vineyards with a sommelier from the M. CHAPOUTIER winery. You will be introduced to the Rhone Valley, and more precisely its crown jewels: the Hermitage appellation, its grape varieties, its different types of soils, their influence on the particular character of the wines and finally, the biodynamic agriculture.
Afterwards, the sommelier will offer you a tasting of 5 wines in the cellar. During your visit, you will benefit from an exceptional 20% discount on your wine purchases.
- 3 parts Absolut Elyx
- 2 parts Lillet Rouge
- ½ part Fernet Branca
- 1 part Champagne
Vessel: Cocktail Coupe
Garnish: Grapefruit Zest
Method: Mix the three first ingredients over ice, strain into a chilled Copper Coupe, then top with Champagne. Garnish with a grapefruit zest.
Preparation level: Simple