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Come to Bordeaux with RARECAT in 2020

Time to Discover Bordeaux

If you love wine, gourmet foods, and hidden locations, then follow Sharon Kazan Harris for a one-of-a-kind wine tour curated for wine lover to Bordeaux, France. Sharon, your host, is the owner and director of winemaking, and after spending 4 decades in Bordeaux, she is ready to host you in her St. Emilion villa.

This wine trip will have you exploring some of her favorite places in Bordeaux. Couples and connoisseurs will tour world-class chateaux, regional foods, UNESCO World Heritage sites, and experience the right Bordeaux cultural fabric.

Spaces are limited, and only three couples are booked weekly. Prices are defined per couple or double occupancy.

Price: 7,600 Euros per couple

Dates and duration are as follows

✲ July 3rd – 8th, 2022

✲  July 10th – 15th, 2022

✲  July 17th – 22nd, 2022

This once-in-a-lifetime wine exploration is the right time to relax, drink, enjoy, make a friend and collect exotic limited edition wines and wine bottles.

Photo:  Ch Pichon Baron

What’s Included:

Settling in

Couples will cozy up in a private room ensuite bathroom at the RARECAT Villa in ST. Emilion. The 5 days, 6 nights event starts any time on Sunday with departure time on Friday. Couples that arrive before 3pm will have an exclusive wine tasting session with Sharon herself.
 

Wine dinner and briefing

Enjoy the company of the hostess with the most, Sharon, in an elegant champagne cocktail welcoming followed by an informal wine dinner with specialties wines from the region. To prepare you for the upcoming wine tour, you are invited to a fun interactive session discussing the Bordeaux wine region.
 

Celebrate St. Emilion Day

This unique celebration takes you to some of Sharon’s favorite places, including a private tour of UNESCO’s World Heritage sites. Your stops will include the Monolithic Church, the Premiere Grand Cru Chateaux, and lunch in a cozy, high-toned restaurant in the Village.

 

Cocktail at the villa

It is a wine tour, after all. Guests are treated to a 30 minutes cocktail hour with a different wine daily. This delicious interactive session enables you to discuss wines, taste some and make stunning friends.

 

Fresh Breakfast to start the day

What is your morning like? We have coffee, tea, juice, yogurt, fruits, bread, assorted jams, pastries, and loads of snacks to get you out of bed and ready for another exciting wine day.

 

A personal Concierge

To keep you abreast of the various programs happening across the villa, a private concierge will make all reservations on your behalf before and during your tour.

Delicious Extras
to keep you busy.

Bordeaux is an exotic wine region with more than specialty wines to offer. Guests are welcome to tour or reserve a spot for a 3 wine tour with a vetted sommelier. Please remember to have your concierge book reservations as spaces are limited. Prices vary according to the number of participants. However, guests will tour the

  •  Medoc’s Grand Cru Classe Chateaux
  •  Visit Pomerol and St. Emilion’s small wine producers
  • Explore and taste the red and white wines of Pessac Leognon and the Grave

But that is not all.

  • Sharon has gone all out to book executive dining experiences at Michelin-starred restaurants for the guests. Guests will take 10 minutes to walk to one of the three fine-dining locations while savoring the surrounding ambiance before a delectable meal.

Reservations will be made ahead of time, so declare your intentions to enable us to make accurate reservations.

However, guests can also take evening strolls to the beautiful wine shops, stores, and markets surrounding the Villa.

  • Rental and private transportation is available and will be arranged on request.

Who is this for?

Wine lover, wine collector, international traveler, and a curious mind, if you fall in any of these categories, journey with us to the home of specialty wine, Bordeaux 2022. This is a fantastic experience. You will discover new places, drink wine differently and appreciate the humor of winemakers and wine regions. Now that you have decided to journey with us, we advise you to come into Europe 2 or 3 days before the event begins to acclimatize yourself to the weather. It is a rewarding experience; you will fall in love with Europe.

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Trip Pricing

  • $7,600 per couple based on double occupancy.
  • Air travel not included.
  • Transportation to and from the villa is not included but private transportation can be arranged.
  • Package includes:  6 days and 5 nights. 5 Cocktails. 1 three course dinner at the villa. Breakfast daily. Day in St Emilion as described.  Pre-trip concierge.  

Booking Terms

  • 30% down payment when booking
  • Balance due 90 days from arrival date

Payment

  • Wire transfer in Euros. 
  • Credit card payment can be arranged in US dollars.

Sample Itinerary 

Day One (Sunday)

•    Arrive at the villa (Any time)

•    Tasting in St Emilion

•    Casual cocktail and dinner at Villa and Bordeaux Wine Presentation.  Wines pulled from a private cellar.

 

Day Two (Monday)

•    Breakfast at Villa

•    Visit small producers of Pomerol and St Emilion with a private guide.

•    Cocktail at the villa

•    Dinner at Le Bisto

 

Day Three (Tuesday)

•    Breakfast at Villa

•    Visit Medoc’s Grand Cru Classe Chateaux

•    Cocktails at the villa. (optional given the long day)

•    Dinner at the restaurant of your choice

 

Day Four (Wednesday)

•    Breakfast at Villa

•    Visit St Emilion with Sharon for a wonderful day of history, wine, and delicious food.

•    Cocktails at the villa. (optional given the long day)

•    Dinner at the restaurant of your choice

 

Day Five (Thursday)

•    Breakfast at Villa

•    Option 1: Visit Pessac Leognon and the Grave’s Grand Cru Classe Chateaus

•    Option 2: Visit the city of Bordeaux, visit the wine museum, shop in the golden triangle and the longest shopping walking zone in Europe,  and enjoy a delicious restaurant and the

•    Cocktails at the villa.

•    Join for a no-host dinner at one of the Michelin Starred restaurants in St Emilion.

 

Day Six (Friday)

•    Breakfast

•    Departure (Any time during the day)

The RARECAT Promise

We love wines, and we cannot stop talking about them, and it is our desire to create unique experiences for our RARECAT clients. While we cannot guarantee the perfect weather or see into the future, we are sure of one thing. You will never forget a wine experience with RARECAT.

Bordeaux 2022 is the best opportunity to step away from worldly pressures and troubles and just relax. You will love it, and believe us, there is nothing better than sipping a glass of RARECAT’s wines in peace.

The RARECAT wine Bordeaux 2022 is a place to meet, taste, and spend time with other wine lovers from around the world. Lest we forget, no wine session is complete without dynamic discussions over cocktails and dinner with wine-loving people.

The RARECAT wine community is a diverse group of people. We employ anyone coming to respect and be sensitive to the cultures and ideas of others.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is transportation included in the cost?
Transportation is available on wine tour days or during other activities. You are responsible for your own transportation for your personal movements, but we can arrange a private car for you when needed.
 We will, however, arrange for private transportation to pick you from the airport or train station.
 
Do I need to rent a car?
That depends on you, but the St. Emilion villa is in proximity to most stores, wine shops, world-class chateaux, and Michelin star restaurants. If you decide you need a car, you have to rent one for yourself. Most guests from close by bring their own cars along.
 
Do I have access to a private bathroom?
Absolutely, each bedroom is ensuite with a bathroom. We have two rooms with king-size beds and a room with queen-size bed. One room is on the ground floor and two on the second floor. The Villa walls are 6-inch thick, so privacy is guaranteed.
 
How are the rooms assigned?
It is on a first-come, first-get basis. However, all rooms are elegantly designed with slight décor differences. We have 2 king-sized bedrooms facing south. One is upstairs, and the other downstairs with a bath/tub combination. The Queen sized bed has a walk-in show and faces north overlooking a beautiful garden.
 
Is there connectivity in the Villa?
Yes, high-speed Wi-Fi is available throughout the house with a strong signal in the shared living space. However, guests will experience weak connections in their bedrooms due to the 6-inch thick stone walls.
 
What are the shared living spaces?
 The villa combines old-world charm with modern elegance and open spaces. The shared living area includes the dining room, gourmet kitchen, and large backyard with a pool.
 
Is the kitchen accessible to guests?
Yes, and guests are free to use it to get snacks, coffee, tea, or juice. The refrigerator is also open if you have anything to store. However, there is a restriction when the chef is prepping or cooking.
 
Do the rooms have grooming accessories?
Yes, we have, and each room has a hairdryer in all bathrooms.
 
Are there a washer and dryer available to guests?
Yes, and you are welcome to use it. However, washer and dryers are much slower in Europe than in the US. So plan 2 hours for washing and the same time for drying.
 
Would you suggest coming in from Paris?
 Paris is the perfect stop to catch your breath if you are traveling from an afar destination. They are plenty of TGVs (fast trains) between Paris and Bordeaux daily, so getting here is a breeze. However, when flying directly to Bordeaux, Delta or Air France is a reliable option, especially for our US guests.
We strongly recommend flying Delta. However, if you are traveling on United Air, flight options are available from Paris, Frankfurt, and Amsterdam.
 
Is travel insurance necessary?
Travel insurance is a vital recommendation when traveling, but it is a personal choice too. However, be reminded that this booking is non-fundable 90 days from arrival due to the complex nature of the trip as resources have been invested for our guests to have the best wine experience of their lifetime.
 
Will my streaming service function in Europe?
Although many streaming services are the US only, we cannot guarantee they will work in Europe. However, we recommend speaking with your provider or a tech expert for further clarification.
 
Is wine includes in the cost?
Guests will enjoy rich wine at various stages of this tour, including at the welcome dinner and every cocktail hour. The villa has a wine refrigerator and is stocked with wine glasses. You are encouraged to explore and buy wines from the wine shops around to enjoy back in the villa.