Wine Education and Tailor made French Wine Tours – Come Wine with me!

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Hi to all our wine lovers - As I am sure you know by now, the Languedoc is my second home, for many reasons, one being that there has been a major wine revolution taking place here over the last 10 to 15 years. As a result, this remarkable region s now regarded as the “next French Grand Cru area – great wines in the old world style with a new world approach”. Mix this together with ancient towns and villages, a diverse history influenced by so many different cultures, breathtaking landscape and the finest of local cuisine, and you have an ‘adventure paradise’ to fulfil your every dream.

So here is an invitation for you to join me there and enjoy the experience together – Alan Hunter

WineHunters Specialist Wine Tour Adventures in ‘The Languedoc region of southern France’:

“I have great pleasure in announcing our brand new ‘all inclusive’ exciting and educational wine tour adventures for 2012/13."

The Chateau Raissac Experience and Vine to Wine at Chateau Les Carrasses

These ‘jewels in the Languedoc Crown’ are set in two beautiful locations for you to rest, learn, explore and completely enjoy everything this most cultural of wine and food regions in the whole of France has to offer.

Both tours, hosted and guided by us at WineHunters, are relaxed but exhilarating experiences and will form one of your lifetime memories. They are designed with your individual pleasure in mind and with time to totally absorb the tranquil surroundings, the history of the Châteaux and region, complete with a wine and food journey you will never forget.

Wine, Food and Culture at Château Raissac:

You will be seduced by this elegant Château, owned and restored by the Viennet family since 1823 and steeped in wine and cultural history. Situated not far from the town of Beziers, Château Raissac presides over its own vineyards and boasts an enviable selection of the finest of Languedoc wines crafted by specialist wine maker Gustave Viennet, the son of renowned artist Jean and internationally recognised ceramic artiste, Christine - your hosts at Château Raissac.

This ‘all inclusive’ experience is designed for a maximum of only 10 guests, so either you can arrange your own company of friends and family, or make new ones by joining other like-minded wine, food and lovers of adventure. Dates are limited so contact us now to ensure your booking success.

For more details of what the Château has to offer you in terms of total luxury, history, culture and location, please check out: www.raissac.com

Adventure Itinerary:

Day 1: Pick up at airport and transfer to Château Raissac.

Reception Drinks and Welcome Champagne Dinner at Château Raissac with introduction by Alan Hunter AIWS of WineHunters.

Day 2: Breakfast at the ‘Guest Table’ in the sumptuous Château Dining Room

Journey through the Raissac Vineyards with Lunch in the vines

Afternoon visit to the Winery and Wine Cellars with Wine Tasting

Relax before Dinner at the Château, menu created by Jean Viennet complemented with the wines of Raissac.

Day 3: Breakfast in the Château Grounds.

‘A Taste of Languedoc Wine, Food and Culture’ – Morning visit to the famous markets of Pezenas followed by a visit to the beautiful ‘Cistercian Abbaye de Valmagne’.

Valmagne Abbey is a beautiful Cistercian abbey that was transformed into a wine cellar after the French Revolution. Its magnificent Gothic church has been called the "Cathedral of the Vineyards."

Lunch in the Abbaye Auberge – all menus are created from the produce created on their own organic farm surrounding the Abbaye. Wine tasting of Valmagne Wines followed by a tour of the Abbaye – an experience not to be missed.

Dinner at the Chateau complemented with the wines of Raissac.

Day 4: Breakfast at ‘The Guest Table’ or in the Market.

Morning at your leisure or local market visit – then lunch in the port of Marseillan in an award winning restaurant – followed by specially designed tour of the famous Noilly Prat Vermouth. Learn the history, observe the process, taste the 3 styles of Noilly Prat Aperitif and sample the Cellar Master Jean- Louis Mastoro’s internationally renowned cocktails – ‘Cocktail Mastoro’ – created by a famous Italian bartender in New York!

Champagne Dinner at the Château with ‘fun wine quiz’ – just to see how much you can remember!

Day 5: Breakfast at the ‘Guest Table’ followed by morning at your leisure.

Relaxing lunch in the Chateau grounds before departing for the airport.

For more details on our tours or about WineHunters, please contact me at: alan@winehunters.co.uk or mobile – 077799909082.

Price of £1,490.00 per person to include

Airport transfers

Chateau Raissac luxury accommodation – two sharing

All visits with transport

Breakfast, lunch and dinners with wines to complement

Wine tastings and tuition

Chateau Raissac and WineHunters ‘Certificate of Accreditation’

 

Look forward to meeting you all there!

Alan Hunter AIWS

 

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