Private lunches at French Châteaux
We are so honoured to announce that The Lunch Circle in aid of Marie Curie are so pleased to be able to offer a totally unique experience for two members to enjoy a once in a lifetime opportunity in the fabled wine region of Bordeaux, in visiting and actually having lunch and wines at the Château of some of the greatest wines in the world while being accompanied by an actual Master of Wine.
Normally, the most famous Châteaux are not open to the public, but this visit will include lunch at two of the most famous Château in the region: Château Palmer in Margaux, and Château Cheval Blanc in St. Emilion. In addition there will possibly be visits to the other most prestigious and highly sought after producers in Bordeaux.
This fun private trip will be hosted by your Master of Wine (MW) and a fellow wine collector. As we all know MWs hold the most respected title in the world of wine. MWs have proved their understanding of all aspects of wine by passing the Master of Wine (MW) examination, recognised worldwide for its rigour and high standards.
Above, the fabled Château Palmer. The estate is named after Major Charles Palmer who purchased the estate in 1814. For over two hundred years the estate has produced some of the most elegant, scented, and age worthy Cabernet Sauvignon blends famous the world over. The opportunity to have a private lunch with wines in the cellar from the Château is normally reserved for senior members of the wine professionals or very significant collectors. In addition, this trip also includes a trip to Château Margaux after lunch. Château Margaux is perhaps the most beautiful Chateaux in Bordeaux, and visits to first growth properties in Bordeaux is an extremely rare occurrence as they are not open to the public.
Château Cheval Blanc, 1er Grand Cru Classé (A)
Unquestionably the leasing Estate in St. Emilion, and one of the most famous wineries in the world. Currently owned by LVMH the purchase of the property in 2009 was one of the most expensive purchase prices in the history of Bordeaux. The wines are simply breathtaking and to have the chance to visit the estate first hand and enjoy lunch in situ represents an unmissable opportunity.
The trip comprises the following:
- flights into Bordeaux to arrive Sunday 3oth September, departing Wednesday 3rd October PM (private aircraft can be arranged separately)
- Monday- chauffer driven to the private lunch at Château Cheval Blanc.
- Tuesday- Chauffer driven to the private lunch at Château Palmer.
- Also additionally confirmed, an additional visit and tasting at Château Margaux, 1er Grand Cru Classé.
- (All times and dates subject to final itinerary confirmation).
- Accommodation for three nights in Bordeaux
- Chauffer driven transfers from hotel to visits
- Option of a hosted dinner at specially selected restaurant in Bordeaux on 1st and 2nd October) please note this is at an additional cost not included in the price)
- A bespoke guide to the region brochure ideal as a guide for both guests.
Further detail available on request
Working in aid of Marie Curie we have tried to work out how best to fairly price this once in a lifetime experience for two people to actually visit these incredible Chateaux that are normally closed to the public while under the tutelage of a Master of Wine. To give everyone the chance of winning this amazing trip, we felt the fairest way was to offer a ‘bid’ option for all the Members. We have only ever heard of anything even remotely similar happening once and the price for that was we believe around £10,000 per person. We don’t expect it to reach anything like that, but for a truly once in a lifetime experience and in aid of Marie Curie we would be so glad if it did.
If you would like any further information or to place a bid or to hear the current bid level, please call us on: 0792 712 4714.
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May we wish you the best of luck in winning the above. We look forward to contacting you soon with other upcoming events.