Dates: June 23-28, 2019
6 days, 5 nights
Limited to 18 participants
Embark on our only Rhone Study Tour of 2018 with professional-level instruction on site coupled with a certificate program!
Wine Study Tour Highlights
By nature and nurture the Loire is an aristocratic place. Even the wines manifest this inherent equilibrium of structure and precision and grace. Over 300 castles and/or châteaux, plus gardens, vineyards and broad expanses of cropland, flank the Loire River. It is because of this exquisitely pastoral yet cultured landscape that the region is known as “Le Jardin de la France”, France’s Garden. It is the home of some of the most delicious, delectable, enjoyable French wines.
Enjoy guidance and instruction from Loire Valley native and Master Sommelier Pascaline Lepeltier
Travel to most of the region’s wine appellations including: Sancerre, Vouvray, Chinon, Saumur-Champigny, Savennières
Taste rare and distinctive wines including racy whites, refreshing rosés, reds that favor fruit over force, and sumptuous sweet and sparkling wines made from the versatile grape Chenin Blanc
Visit Sancerre, the most famous ambassador for crafting Sauvignon Blanc in the world.
Get access to some of the most prestigious and sought-after small wine producers
Enjoy the gorgeous scenery of the Loire river, including world-famous castles and cathedrals
Indulge in the renowned, authentic cuisine of the Loire…cave-cultivated button mushrooms, goat cheeses, black truffles, saffron, artichokes and all manner of tree and berry fruits.
Your Instructor & Guide: Pascaline Lepeltier, Master Sommelier
Loire Valley native
Master Sommelier and Meilleur Ouvrier de France (MOF) Sommelier
Highly qualified and experienced speaker and presenter
Managing Partner, Racines NY and Former Beverage Director, Rouge Tomate, New York, NY
Your 6 Day, 5 Night Loire Immersion Study Trip includes:
Instruction throughout by Master Sommelier and Loire native Pascaline Lepeltier
Deluxe, air-conditioned motor coach transportation throughout, with bottled water on-board
3 nights at 4-star Hotel Château Belmont in Tours, double occupancy
2 nights at 4-star Hotel D'Anjou in Angers, double occupancy
2 gastronomic dinners with fine wines, including one at a Michelin 1-star restaurant
4 gourmet lunches with fine wines
5 delicious buffet breakfasts
All professional-level tours and extensive tastings at top-quality wine producers
All hotel and other taxes, and gratuities for included restaurants
For more information:
Feel welcome to contact Lauriann Greene, the Study Trip Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at +1 302-415-3036.