Category Archives: Winery Visits


From St Julien to St Esteph

We spent the night in Pauillac on Monday night and headed to St Julien to visit a classified growth Chateau you might recognize; Chateau Leoville Las Cases. This tasting was extensive and exceptional! We were …

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First day in true wine country

First stop today after leaving the city of Bordeaux is chateau Cantemerle in the Haut Medoc. Lunch is served at the Chateau with the wine director and some other Bordeaux wine makers. After lunch we …

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Villandry, Langeais ending in Azay Le Rideau

What a way to start a day in the Loire Valley. The Chateau de Villandry (below) was built in the 15th century. This place is known for its gardens and employs 10 full time gardeners …

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Dinner in the Center-Ville

I ventured out of the downtown Tours’ area for dinner and found a great square in the Center-Ville neighborhood. I picked a quaint restaurant where the waiters didn’t speak much English and the food was …

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