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Seán & Caro Feely
French Wine Adventures
Château Feely
24240 Saussignac France

  • Play Winemaker for a Day!
  • Try ourPerfect BordeauxWineWeekend
  • Hands-on Courses on wine
  • Vineyard Walking Holidays
  • Wine Lover's Getaways
  • Organic vineyard accomodation

    French Wine Adventures means:
    -Deep wine knowledge
    -Local knowledge and contacts
    -Visits to independent vignerons
    -Fantastic french food
    -Delightful places to stay
    -Translation when you need it

  • One Day Wine Tasting Tours in Bordeaux, St Emilion, Bergerac

    The tasting room and wine school at Terroir Feely 'Best of Wine Tourism Bordeaux' Gold Trophy Winner.

    Our 1 day wine tours give guests already visiting or planning to visit our wonderful region of Aquitaine - the great vineyards of Bordeaux, the Medoc, St Emilion, Duras and Bergerac - wine memories to cherish. From the aromas of wine in a private oak barrel store to a joke shared with a passionate winemaker, we assure that your tour will leave you wanting to come back for more. All our tours can be booked for any day of the week except Sunday (Sunday is possible for groups of 8 or more). Our wine tours offer a great day trip from Bordeaux. For weekend and bank holiday bookings there is a 30% supplement. These tours are semi private: they are exclusive, small group tours. If you wish to ensure a completely private tour contact Caro for a quote caro@frenchwineadventures.com

    'If we sip the wine, we find dreams coming upon us' D.H. Lawrence, 'Grapes'

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  • Half day tour with Wine & Food Pairing Lunch- €60pp
  • Half day tour with Wine & Food Pairing Lunch with self-guide of St Emilion- €60pp
  • The Wine Adventure day tour- €99pp
  • Essential Wine Tour Bergerac, Duras, east Bordeaux- €130pp Preparing barrels
  • St Emilion Wine Tour- €220pp
  • Medoc Wine Tour- €350pp
  • Vineyard Walking Wine Tour with casual restaurant- €175pp
  • Vineyard Walking Wine Tour with Michelin star restaurant- €195pp
  • Play Winemaker for a Day- €175pp
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    Chateau Mouton Rothschild Grand Cru Classé sample bottle For details of the meeting point for each tour please scroll down..

    Most of our tours include walking and steps but we are able to organise tours that do not require walking and steps. Our wine school is fully handicap accessible. We can organise tours that are wheelchair accessible in St Emilion, Bordeaux and Bergerac.

    'We could never have arranged the visits Caro organised for us. We spoke directly with the winemakers' Jeff Jirka, Winemaker, USA

    Half Day Wine Tour with Wine & Food Pairing Lunch €60 per person

    Wine & Food Pairing Lunch We guarantee you at least a few eurekas (as in WOW! I never knew that) on this half day experience. Whether debutante or expert you will enjoy this enthralling half day in a magnificent natural environment.
  • Visit an organic wine estate and winery
  • Learn the essentials of Bordeaux and Bergerac region's wines
  • Enjoy a wine and food pairing lunch that has been described by many as a 'revelation'
  • Includes 2 pdf pocket guides to wine tasting and wine and good pairing

    This tour is available everyday (supplement of 30% for weekend bookings). Reservation is required but tours can be booked just a few days in advance.

    We start at 10am at Chateau Feely and finish around 2pm.

    For this tour offer collection at 9h45 from L'Escale café tabac, 37 Avenue du Périgord, 24680 Gardonne, 300 metres from the station of Gardonne, a beautiful direct train ride from Bordeaux St Jean, St Emilion, Bergerac or Sarlat. If you are taking the train from Bordeaux we highly recommend spending your afternoon in St Emilion en route back to Bordeaux. We can suggest visits or book visits for you on request. We offer drop off at 14h30 at Gardonne Station in time for the return train.

    If you are driving you can download the pdf map for getting here by car click Directions to Chateau Feely (about 150kb). This is a great activity to take in en route if you are driving between Bordeaux and Sarlat.

    Minimum 2 people. Book your tour or scroll down for more options.


    Half day wine tour: €60.00 per person- coming from Bordeaux city include self-guide St Emilion in the afternoon

    Time of tour: 10h- 14h00

    Total time including your trains and self-guide St Emilion 8h-18h

    We guarantee you at least a few eurekas (as in WOW! I never knew that) on this experience. Whether debutante or expert you will enjoy this enthralling half day in a magnificent natural environment in Saussignac.

  • Visit an organic wine estate and winery
  • Learn the essentials of Bordeaux and Bergerac region's wines
  • Enjoy a wine and food pairing lunch that has been described by many as a 'revelation'
  • Includes two pdf pocket guides to wine tasting and to wine and food pairing
  • Self guide visit of St Emilion village en route back to Bordeaux in the afternoon.

    This tour is available everyday (supplement of 30% for weekend bookings). For Sunday bookings the minimum booking is 6 people.

    If you are travelling car free it is easy to train from Bordeaux St Jean to our local station Gardonne (line 26 direction bergerac/sarlat and get off at Gardonne - it takes about an hour) where we offer collection. We start at 10am finish around 2pm. The link to the train timetable Bordeaux to Gardonne (line 26 bordeaux sarlat)

    We recommend catching the train leaving around 8h arriving in Gardonne around 9h20. There is a tabac/ bar/ café L'Escale in Gardonne where you can enjoy a coffee and I will meet you at 9h45 (take the road perpendicular to the station exit and walk about 300m - you will come to a 4 way traffic light with the tabac, a utile superette and a little square). The return at around 14h40 can take you to St Emilion a beautiful wine village where you can explore for a few hours (for this when you book your train ticket you need 8h Bordeaux- Gardonne then for the return around 14h45 Gardonne- St Emilion and and then St Emilion – Bordeaux as you wish it is on the hour every hour from 17h20 to 21h20). From St Emilion train station to St Emilion village is about 1.4km beautiful walk so select this self guide option if you are reasonably fit and happy to walk.

    Please wear shoes that are good for walking outside in the vineyard as we spend the first hour of the tour in Saussignac in the vines.

    A Wine Adventure Day

    The minimum reservation is 2 people. Reservation is required (phone us on +33 (0)553227271 or email caro@feelywines.com).

    The Wine Adventure Day Tour including Wine & Food Pairing Lunch with organic wine and barrel-tasting* €99 per person

    The wine adventure tasting wines We start the morning in an organic and biodynamic vineyard walking the different parcels and understanding the term 'terroir'. This is followed by short wine tasting class then a wine and food pairing lunch. The afternoon we move onto winemaking and the different steps involved including what it means to make organic wine and biodynamic wine. We visit the winery, the barrel chai and we taste from the barrel *when possible- depends on the season.
  • Visit an organic and biodynamic wine estate and winery
  • Learn the essentials of Bordeaux and Bergerac region's wines
  • Enjoy a wine and food pairing lunch that has been described by many as a 'revelation'
  • Includes 2 pdf pocket guides to wine tasting and wine and good pairing

    This tour is available everyday (supplement of 30% for weekend bookings). Reservation is required but tours can be booked just a few days in advance.

    We start at 10am at Chateau Feely and finish around 4pm.

    For this tour we offer collection at 9h45 from L'Escale café tabac, 37 Avenue du Périgord, 24680 Gardonne, 300 metres from the station of Gardonne, a beautiful direct train ride from Bordeaux St Jean, St Emilion, Bergerac or Sarlat. We offer drop off at 16h30 at Gardonne Station in time for the return train to Bordeaux.

    If you are driving you can download the pdf map for getting here by car click Directions to Chateau Feely (about 150kb).

    Minimum 2 people. Book your tour or scroll down for more options.

    Essential Wine Tour - Bergerac, Duras or east Bordeaux €130 per person including lunch

    Sean Feely This wine tour includes a gourmet wine and food pairing lunch and is available all year round. This is typically an organic wine tour since the best estates in our region are organic. Reservation is required but tours can be booked just a few days in advance.
  • Visit two spectacular wine estates
  • Learn the essentials about wine and the region
  • Enjoy a wonderful french-style wine and food pairing lunch

    What you also get with this tour:

  • Presentation of the region, the local appellations and how they compare to wines from other regions
  • A presentation at each estate of the terroir (soil/climate/vines/man), the property, the philosophy and the winegrower
  • A visit in the vineyard at one of the estates
  • A visit to the winery at one of the estates
  • A guided tasting of the range of wines at each of the estates
  • Includes 2 pdf pocket guides to wine tasting and to wine and food pairing

    Minimum 2 people. Book your tour or scroll down for more options and for the structure of the tour.

    For this tour offer collection at 9h45 from L'Escale café tabac, 37 Avenue du Périgord, 24680 Gardonne, 300 metres from the station of Gardonne, a beautiful direct train ride from Bordeaux St Jean, St Emilion, Bergerac or Sarlat. We offer drop off at 16h30 at Gardonne Station in time for the return train.

    If you are driving to join the tour we start at 10am at Chateau Feely and finish around 4pm. You can download the pdf map for getting here by car click Directions to Chateau Feely (about 150kb). Our HQ is close to the border where the three appellations of Bordeaux, Bergerac and Duras meet so our afternoon visit takes place in one of these three appellations on request and availability.

    'The knowledge and passion Caro shared on our tour and the generosity shown during our stay was wonderful. What a beautiful part of the world to visit' Adam, UK

    "The discovery of a wine is of greater moment than the discovery of a constellation." Benjamin Franklin

    The beautiful red wines of Christoffe Piat's Chateau Couronneau

    'Great local knowledge and wonderful wines!' Rebecca, Australia

    "Come quickly...I'm tasting the stars!" Dom Perignon on the moment he discovered Champagne

    We won't taste champagne on this tour but you may taste a Cremant de Bordeaux or a Methode Traditionelle (made in the traditional champagne method) style wine.

    St Emilion Wine Tour - €220 pp including 2 grand cru classé vineyards, St Emilion Village and lunch

    The beautiful square in St Emilion Discover the St Emilion that most tourists miss. Climb the King's Tower or the Church Bell Tower for the most awesome views, visit the cloisters, visit the magnificent underground caves of a grand cru classé. Taste a magnificent grand cru classé direct from the barrel*.
  • Learn about the appellation system and about St Emilion from an insider (Caro is a winemaker and member of a commune appellation in Aquitaine)
  • Visit and taste the wines of two grand cru classé vineyards in St Emilion
  • Visit the village of St Emilion
  • Enjoy a wonderful lunch in St Emilion
  • Learn about the great wines of St Emilion and see the landmark properties

    What is different about our tour compared to a bus tour that you can take from Bordeaux and costs less?

  • You tour with Caro a certified wine teacher, local winemaker and published author (Grape Expectations, Saving our Skins and Wine, the essential guide to tasting and more)
  • The tour is semi private: you will be with two to four other people at most so you can ask all the questions you like
  • Our visits are with winegrowers that are friends and respect us as fellow winegrowers not just another visit on a daily bus tour grind
  • As an organic and biodynamic winegrower Caro offers you a deep perspective on the terroirs of France and the notion of terroir
  • Fun! (we're not saying the others aren't) but our small groups mean we can tailor the day to suit you

    This tour is available all year round. A Pomerol tour is also available.

    We start at 10am and finish around 4pm.

    For both St Emilion and Pomerol we meet in front of the St Emilion Tourist Office, Place du Clocher, 33330 Saint-Emilion at 10h. This is 1.5km beautiful walk from the train station (we provide detailed instructions and timetable).

    We can meet you at the train station of St Emilion on request and return to the Tourist office and/ or to the train station depending on your requirements. If you are departing on the TGV we can drop you to Libourne station for a direct TGV departure for Paris.

    Reservation is required but tours can be booked just a few days in advance. Minimum booking 2 people.*Barrel tasting is not possible on weekends.

    "This was the opportunity of a lifetime and truly exceeded my expectations" Sheila Jirka about our day tours

    If you have time we would be delighted to welcome you for a few nights at The Wine Lodge luxury ecological accomodation at Caro's organic and biodynamic vineyard 45 minutes from St Emilion. We can organise your itinerary for other areas and activies or wine school if you want to explore deeper into French wine.

    Minimum 2 people. Book your tour or scroll down for the structure of the tour.


    Medoc Wine Tour Adventure - €349 per person including lunch and two visits to Grand Cru Classé estates in the Medoc

    The magnificent Chateau Lafite Rothschild Visit this world reknowned region with a winemaker that works in the great vineyards of Aquitaine herself. Travel the Chateau Road and see the great estates including Margaux, Latour and Lafite. We also offer a Sauternes wine tour and a Graves grand cru classé wine tour on request.
  • Learn about the appellation system and about the Medoc from an insider
  • Visit two grand cru classé in the Medoc
  • Enjoy a wonderful lunch in the Medoc

    In the Medoc doing your research and making your bookings in advance makes all the difference. Having Caro organise your itinerary and translate for you will offer you a day out that is far more fulfilling than being part of a tour bus operators daily grind. If you have a particular grand cru estate you have always dreamed of visiting let Caro know. She will investigate whether she can get you an appointment with them as part of your day out with her. This tour is available all year round. Reservation required but tours can be booked just a few days in advance. Minimum booking 2 people.

    For this tour we meet at Tram Station Berges de la Garonne, Rue Edmond Besse, Bordeaux 33000 at 9h30 and return to the same tram station around 16h30 unless otherwise arranged.The fine oak barrels used in wine making are still largely handmade by experienced artisans

    Minimum 2 people. Book your tour or scroll down for the structure of the tour.


    Walking Wine Tour- €175 pp including casual lunch and one wine estate visit

    Discover the vineyards of Saussignac.

    This walking circuit is available all year round. Reservation required but can be booked just a few days in advance depending on availability. Minimum booking 2 people. We also offer walking tours of St Emilion, Monbazillac and Pecharmant. Contact us for details. vineyards

  • Learn about the appellation system and about the wonderful vineyards of Aquitaine from an insider (Caro is a winemaker and member of the management committee of the Saussignac commune appellation)
  • Visit an organic winery cellar door
  • Enjoy a casual lunch at local French restaurant

    We start at 10am and finish around 4pm. For this tour we offer collection at 9h45 from L'Escale café tabac, 37 Avenue du Périgord, 24680 Gardonne, 300 metres from the station of Gardonne, a beautiful direct train ride from Bordeaux St Jean, St Emilion, Bergerac or Sarlat. We offer drop off by 16h30 at Gardonne Station in time for the return train to Bordeaux.

    If you are driving you can download the pdf map for getting here by car click Directions to Chateau Feely (about 150kb).

    Consider our multi day Vineyard Walking Tours in Bordeaux, Bergerac and Saussignac in Aquitaine, France for a truly magical experience.

    Minimum 2 people. Book your tour or scroll down for the structure of the tour.


    Gourmet Vineyard Walking Wine Tour - €195 pp including gourmet Michelin star lunch and one wine estate visit

    Discover the vineyards of Monbazillac.

    This walking circuit is available all year round. Reservation required but can be booked just a few days in advance depending on availability. Minimum booking 2 people. We also offer walking tours of St Emilion and of Saussignac. Contact us for details. The rare bee orchid in one of our vineyards

  • Learn about the appellation system and about the wonderful vineyards of Aquitaine from an insider (Caro is a winemaker and member of the management committee of the Saussignac commune appellation)
  • Visit an organic winery cellar door
  • Enjoy a gourmet lunch at a Michelin star restaurant

    We start at 10am and finish around 4pm. For this tour we offer collection at 9h45 from L'Escale café tabac, 37 Avenue du Périgord, 24680 Gardonne, 300 metres from the station of Gardonne, a beautiful direct train ride from Bordeaux St Jean, St Emilion, Bergerac or Sarlat. We offer drop off by 16h30 at Gardonne Station in time for the return train to Bordeaux.

    If you are driving you can download the pdf map for getting here by car click Directions to Chateau Feely (about 150kb).

    Consider our multi day Vineyard Walking Tours in Bordeaux, Bergerac and Saussignac in Aquitaine, France for a truly magical experience.

    'Caro is a great host! As wine novices we thoroughly enjoyed the day and wine-tasting in such a beautiful relaxed environment' Matt and Rachelle, Australia

    Minimum 2 people. Book your tour or scroll down for the structure of the tour.


    Play Winemaker for a Day - €175 pp

    That botrytis may not look good but it tastes like heaven Have you ever wondered what it is like to be a winemaker? What are the decisions that go into creating a unique wine cuveé? Come to Château Feely for an exclusive experience - a day of exploration which includes blending your own unique wine to take home.

    Some of the topics and activities you will enjoy on this wine adventure:

  • A discussion of the vintages we will be working with
  • The harvest relevant to the vintages we will be working with (the weather, the grape quality)
  • How the grapes were transformed after the harvest
  • What is happening in the vineyard in preparation for our next vintage and how this work in the vineyard affects the wine

    Wine blending:

  • Wine tasting of each of the individual wines that can be used for your blend Saussignac Winemakers
  • General rules of blending
  • Choices made at Terroir Feely
  • Blend your own bottle of wine
  • Bottle and cork a bottle of your own special blend and it home!

    You depart with your wine and two pdf pocket guides to Wine tasting and to wine and food pairing.

    Minimum 2 people. Price includes a wine and food pairing lunch and your own bottle of your unique wine to take home. Reservation required.

    We start at 10am at Chateau Feely and finish around 4pm.

    For this tour offer collection at 9h45 from L'Escale café tabac, 37 Avenue du Périgord, 24680 Gardonne, 300 metres from the station of Gardonne, a beautiful direct train ride from Bordeaux St Jean, St Emilion, Bergerac or Sarlat. We offer drop off at 16h30 at Gardonne Station in time for the return train to Bordeaux.

    If you are driving you can download the pdf map for getting here by car click Directions to Chateau Feely (about 150kb).

    Available all year round.

    BOOK YOUR EXPERIENCE now or scroll down for more options.

    Getting up close and personal with the grapes at Terroir Feely If you dream of owning your own vineyard Chateau Feely’s ‘Vine Share’ is the ideal compliment to the Play Winemaker for a day.

    Our ‘Vineyard Share’ includes the rent of a row of vines in Chateau Feely’s vineyards in South West France for a year or more. It is the perfect gift for someone who is interested in wine – they can participate in grape picking and harvest celebrations, learn more about wine or simply enjoy the fine wine delivered by their vines.

    '‘My sister was tickled pink and has told the whole world that she 'owns' a piece of a vineyard! I was delighted to come up with such an original gift’ Bríd, Ireland

    Visit Chateau Feely to find out more about options and to order your vineyard share online.

    If you are not ready to purchase but want to know more about it email me caro@frenchwineadventures.com. I look forward to hearing from you!

    Visit the website of Chateau Feely where our 'Exclusive Experiences' take place and where our vineyard shares are located.

    Terms and Conditions

    When you book with us we request a non-refundable booking deposit of 50% that guarantees your booking and place on the tour. We request payment of the balance on the day of the tour.

    To protect your plans from unexpected travel problems and for your personal health please ensure you have comprehensive travel and health insurance including full personal accident cover. When you confirm your booking with us it is tacit confirmation that you and your party have this insurance.

    If you want to learn about wine and particularly about french wine consider a wine workshop with us. If you have more time available consider a 2 TO 7 DAY TOUR


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