Wine tasting weekend in Saint Emilion

Written by admin on July 6th, 2009


Discover Saint Emilion’ treasures. Go wine tasting in Chateau Grand Cru, visit Saint Emilion prestigious underground and Indulge yourself into a haven of refinement and relaxation in the middle of the vineyards, the Domain Grand Barrail Château Resort & Spa, with its unique architecture and style.

The visits:
Vineyards : in the heart of Saint Emilion vineyards, go wine tasting Châteaux Grand Cru ‘ best vintages. You will be greeted by the winemaker for a unique moment. You will learn Domaines ‘ secrets and will savour the best wines. The vist is organised around 2 domains of approximately 1h30 each. Details will be provided by he hotel.

Saint Emilion underground : The most unusual monument in the lower part of the town is undoubtedly the monolithic church, entirely carved out of solid limestone. Its volume makes it the largest of Europe. The catacombs shelter a mass grave and tombs, with a part of Emilian’s life: the monk Emilion lived in a small hermitage carved out of a natural grotto, located nearby. The “chapelle de la trinité” (trinity chapel), built in honour of Emilian, is an excellent example of thirteenth Century architecture. Inside, the recently cleaned frescoes are remarkable. Visits occur every hour depending on language. After the visit, browse into the streets of Saint Emilion, beautiful and charming.

Your hotel :
The Domain Grand Barrail Château Resort & Spa, is a 19th century Château surrounded by a park located in the heart of the beautiful vineyards of Saint-Emilion, with a four unique properties and an “Island of Relaxation”.
Check in 15pm, check out 12pm.

Your room :
The 33 rooms and 9 suites are situated in the Château and the four properties.
You room is a Saint-Emilion double room with a minimum size of 35 m² with a very special view.  It offers modern life comfort while respecting the Château flair. It has air-conditioned, spacious bathroom, satellite TV with international channels, a mini-bar, a safe, and direct-dial phone.

Leisure on site :
The restaurant: situated in the majestic rooms of the Château.  Dinner is served in three amazing locations: Dining Room, the Moresque Room and the Round Salon. In the summer, you can also enjoy eating on the terrace over-looking the park. You will be delighted by special selection of wines and excellent menu whilst eating in an atmosphere filled with style and beauty.  Fitness room and outdoor swimming pool.

Things to see and to do in the area:
Bordeaux vineyards
St. Emilion medieval city
Golf of Bordeaux-Cameyrac (20 mn from the hotel)
Bordeaux, capital of the Enlightenment in the 18th Century
Atlantic Ocean and the Basin d’Arcachon
The prehistoric caves of Dordogne
Roman Art and Entre Deux Mers
Périgueux and its Gallo-Roman museum
The Bastides
Limoges porcelain workshops
The Basque coast, favorite home of Kings and artists

Dates :
This weekend is available from March to mid November.

Location :
Saint Emilion, Aquitaine, France

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