We are so excited that from 2015 we will be offering our guests on the Agen-Castets route, an incredibly special day trip guaranteed to whet the appetite of wine lovers everywhere!
The St Emilion and Bordeaux Wine Experience Cruise will feature a fascinating day visiting the world famous region of St Emilion. Guests will spend the day with wine expert Patrick Marchal at one of the most respected and influential distributors in St Emilion. Here they will receive a short briefing on Bordeaux wines in their “petit salon” and will learn about terroir and how it affects wine, the classification of Bordeaux wines and the real technique of tasting wine. This will be accompanied by a tasting of younger “Boutique wines”. A fabulous lunch will follow where guests can learn more about wine pairing whilst trying some fabulous local cuisine.
Later, there will be a private visit to the Chateau Beau-Séjour Duffaut Lagarosse Saint-Emilion one of only 18 Chateaux that is classified as Premier Grand Cru Classé. This Chateau is closed to the general public, so guests will be getting a unique experience. This will be followed by a driving tour of the vineyards of Saint-Emilion and Pomerol to discover famous names such as Petrus, Cheval Blanc and Angelus.
There will be MORE tasting later in the afternoon before we take our guests back for dinner (and fine wine of course) aboard the St Louis. We are expecting this new cruise to be hugely popular for those who know and love their French wines, as well as those who want to discover more.