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classes at Chateau Lavergne near Bordeaux
. . . the worlds largest fine wine region
Lavergne is a beautiful French chateau dating back to
1852, surrounded by three hectares of grounds, situated
in the charming village of Bouliac, ten minutes from
Bordeaux city centre.
is a wonderful place for all kinds of business incentives
(conferences, workshops, seminars) as well as for your
luxury wine and culinary vacations in France.
best way to discover Bordeaux and the surrounding area
is simply to let yourself fall under the charm of its
rich, complex identity forged over the centuries by
numerous influences whilst enjoying the relaxation and
pleasures of a wine and culinary vacation at Chateau
is one the largest wine growing areas, with some of
the oldest vineyards and finest wines, in the world.
Between the Left Bank (Médoc, Margaux, Pauillac,
Graves, Pessac-Léognan, etc) and the Right Bank
(Saint-Emilion, Pomerol, Fronsac, les Côtes, etc)
a stay in the Bordeaux appellation region is a wonderful
discovery. The wine taster will be in sheer heaven trying
the red wines, the white wines, the sweet wines . .
is inescapable in Bordeaux and the surrounding area,
an excuse to share some quality moments with others.
To drink modestly so as to savour the subtlety of the
tastes rather than consuming in quantity, to appreciate
the complexities of the aromas, to understand how they
combine with different dishes, is the true art of living
. . . bringing together amateur enthusiasts and crossing
AND WINE WEEK AT CHATEAU LAVERGNE
Available : April to November upon request
Château Lavergne is the right place to spend
one week and to discover treasures of the French cuisine
and the most interesting area of fine wines.
We are at your disposal to suggest a tailor-made program
with accommodation at the Chateau and with following
of wonderful outdoor markets of the area
visit with tasting (Saint-Emilion, Médoc, Sauternes)
Cru cellars with tasting
of Bordeaux, Arcachon-bay
- Gastronomic programs
to Armagnac with lunch and tasting
Do not hesitate to contact Suzanne
Bourdais on firstname.lastname@example.org
. . . and to "blend"¯ with her your next "Bordeaux-vintage"¯
This short break has been specifically designed for
a travel audience interested in fine cuisine, Bordeaux
wines and the French Art de Vivre.
Arrival at Chateau Lavergne on your own in the afternoon.
Time to relax and unwind. Dinner on your own in the
village of Bouliac (bistrot-style or gastronomic restaurant)
or in Bordeaux (10 km). Accommodation at the chateau.
After breakfast, departure to one of the most beautiful
outdoor markets of the region. Hands-on cookery class
at the chateau, followed by lunch and wine tasting.
Departure in the late afternoon.
Optional extra day with choice of vineyard visit,
golf, tennis, cycling or nearby cultural attractions.
FURTHER INFORMATION OR TO REQUEST DETAILS OF OTHER PROGRAMS
Wine, food and harvesting
Available between September / October
An exceptional four day culinary and wine tour, with
a unique experience, not available for tourists :
one day in a top winery where you will collect grapes
with the local staff and discover all the harvesting
operations, highlight of the growing season in Bordeaux.
Day One :
Arrival to Chateau Lavergne in the afternoon. Time
to relax and unwind. Casual dinner in the Orangerie¯.
Overnight accommodation at Chateau Lavergne.
Day Two :
Breakfast. Visit of Bordeaux and lunch in the city
on your own. (Biking with picnic in option). In the
afternoon, great wine tasting Discovery of Bordeaux¯
with 7 wines at the Chateau, followed by cookery class
and dinner. Tasting of old Armagnac. Overnight accommodation
at Chateau Lavergne.
Day Three :
Breakfast. Visit of Saint Emilion, wonderful village
(30 kms from the Chateau, UNESCO World Heritage),
lunch on your own (a list of restaurants will be forwarded).
Visit and wine tasting in a Saint-Emilion Grand Cru
vineyard. Casual bread-oven¯ dinner in the Orangerie
with wine. Overnight accommodation at Chateau Lavergne.
Day Four :
Breakfast. Departure for one of the most beautiful wineries
located nearby the Chateau. After a welcome coffee,
your guide makes a presentation of the vineyard and
you will go to the plot where the daily harvesting will
be made. Collecting grapes, bringing them in, working
on the sorting table, visiting of the vat house and
the laboratory is on the program with explanation of
different stages of the fermentation. Tasting of samples,
discovery of the wine making process and the machine
harvesting. Lunch with the staff of the winery. In the
afternoon time to relax before cookery class and dinner
at the Chateau. Overnight accommodation at Chateau Lavergne.
Day Five :
Breakfast and departure .
This special harvesting tour includes:
nights accommodation in historical 19th century Chateau
breakfasts of freshly baked baguette, cereal, fruit,
home-made jams, yoghurts, coffee, tea, hot chocolate
meals at Chateau Lavergne including a selection of
wines direct from the producers
wine education with tasting of 7 wines
unique harvesting experience with meal in the winery
and ingredients for the cookery class and wine tasting
(fully equipped professional kitchen, aprons, tasting
fresh vegetables from the kitchen-garden
will be tutored for cookery class and wine tasting
by your hostess, Suzanne Bourdais
Transportation to Bordeaux and during the tour is an
option, on request (for a minimum of 2 people)
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AT CHATEAU LAVERGNE
is at the beautiful French chateau, Chateau Lavergne,
which dates back to the middle of the Nineteenth century.
Located in the charming village of Bouliac and surrounded
by three hectares of its own grounds, this beautiful
country retreat is only ten minutes from Bordeaux city
view of the castle and its extensive gardens can be
enjoyed from the colourful patio, perhaps whilst enjoying
a refreshing glass of wine. Whilst the Orangerie provides
a cosy dining room with fireplace and mezzanine, the
perfect venue for functions, cocktails or private events.
Lavergne provides luxury accommodation for all its guests,
a real chance to enjoy a piece of French history in
complete relaxation and comfort.