Come to Bordeaux with RARECAT in 2023

Time to Discover Bordeaux

If you love wine, gourmet foods, and hidden locations, then join 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.

Member $14,900 per couple
Non-Member: $17,000 per couple

Dates and duration are as follows

✲ July 16th – 21st, 2023 

✲  July 23rd – 28th, 2023 

✲  July 30th – August 4th, 2023

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: Saint Emilion Village

What’s Included:

Settling in to your private suite

Couples will cozy up in a private room ensuite bathroom at the RARECAT Villa in Saint Emilion. The 5 days, 6 nights event starts any time on Sunday with departure time on Friday.   The villa is located in the village or St Emilion, a stroll from chateaux, restaurants, and wine shops.  The villa and bedrooms are air-conditioned and has high-speed wifi.  

Wine tasting and dinner

Couples that arrive by 4pm on Sunday will have an exclusive wine tasting at one of Sharon's favorite chateaux.  Enjoy the company of the hostess with the most, Sharon, in an elegant champagne cocktail welcoming followed by a 3-course 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, visits and tasting at Premiere Grand Cru Chateaux, and lunch at a Michelin star restaurant. 


Daily Champagne and Amuse Bouche (small bites)

Every evening, guests are treated to a Champagne cocktail hour with appetizers. This delicious late afternoon ritual enables you to discuss wines from the regions explored that day and connecting with your villa friends.  

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.

Delicious Extras
to keep you busy.

Bordeaux is an exotic wine region with more than specialty wines to offer.  RARECAT will guide you on what regions to visit, suggest favorite chateaux, connect you with drivers and wine guides and provide access to our preferred concierge partner to make all the arrangements.  Please remember to have your concierge book reservations early to give you the maximum options since spaces at top chateaux are limited. Prices vary according to the number of participants. However, guests will encourage to tour ...

  • Medoc’s Grand Cru Classe Chateaux
  • 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.

  • May we recommend dining at one of Sharon's favorite Michelin-starred restaurants within walking distance. Or enjoy a beautiful dinner at one of Sharon's favorite village restaurants.  We will provide guests with a vetted list of top restaurants for you to consider.

Reservations need to me made ahead of time.  Let your concierge make reservations for you.

  • 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 2023. 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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What guests are saying...

" I would add that I love how comfortable you made us feel at your home.  "The make yourself at home" feeling you shared with us was genuine and we truly felt like we were more than just your guests......  For someone that was ready to Geek out on wine info, this was a dream trip."  Kim

"In a nutshell the trip exceeded my expectations.  I loved all of the personal touches you lended to our experience, the fabulous welcome dinner, the evening tapas and drinking wines that are special to you and sharing personal stories.  I learned so much about wines from you and Jennifer, and not is a "geeky" way!  St. Emilion will forever have a special place in my heart as a result."  Celeste

"Overall it was an amazing time and look forward to seeing you again later this year hopefully!" Brian

"Overall, a wonderful experience and look forward to coming back.  Hope to see you in Napa soon." Jim

"I can no thank you enough for the extraordinary time at your incredible home.  You made us feel like family and were so welcoming and hospitable.  Without you and The Jennifer, the week would not have been such a memorable experience.  The wine, the food, and the knowledge you shared with us was nothing short of phenomenal.  I can not thank you enough." Judy



Trip Pricing

  • $14,900 per couple for members or $17,000 for non-members 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 including wine at the villa.
    • 1 Michelin Star lunch with wine.
    • Breakfast daily.
    • Guided day in St Emilion as described. 
    • Concierge services.  
    • Sharon Harris hosting stay
    • Limited to 3 couples

Booking Terms

  • 30% down payment to confirm booking within 3 days. 
  • Balance due 60 days from arrival date.
  • Prices quoted in US dollars.


ACH transfer or credit card payment in US dollars. 


Sample Itinerary 

Day One (Sunday)

•    Arrive at the villa
(Any time after 1:30pm)

•    Visit and Wine Tasting in a boutique Chateau
in St Emilion

•    Cocktails and 3 course dinner at Villa.
Bordeaux Wine Presentation hosted by Sharon. 
Wines pulled from a private cellar.

Day Two (Monday)

•    Breakfast at Villa

•    Visit small producers of Pomerol and St Emilion with a private expert. (add on cost)

•    Champagne and appetizers at the villa

•    Dinner at restaurant of your choice

Day Three (Tuesday)

•    Breakfast at Villa

•    Visit Medoc’s Grand Cru Classe Chateaux with a private wine expert. (add on cost)

•    Champagne and appetizers at the villa.

•    Dinner at the restaurant of your choice


Day Four (Wednesday)

•    Breakfast at Villa

•    Visit St Emilion hosted by Sharon for a wonderful day of history, wine tasting, and delicious gourmet lunch at a Michelin starred restaurant.  (included in price)

•    Cocktails and Appetizers at the villa.

•    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 Chateaux (add on cost)

 Option 2:

Day in Bordeaux Centre.  Visit the wine museum, take a historic walk tour,  shop in the golden-triangle and on the longest shopping walking zone in Europe, and enjoy a delicious restaurant in the heart of Bordeaux.  (add on cost)

Option 3:
Book at spa day. (add on cost)

•    Champagne at the villa.

•    Dinner at Michelin Starred restaurants in St Emilion.           (add on cost)


Day Six (Friday)

•    Breakfast

•    Departure
(Anytime before 11:00am)

Before leaving Saint Emilion, consider visiting the farmer's market in Libourne, booking a cooking class, or renting bikes for the day.  You can leave your bags at the villa while enjoying your last hours in Saint Emilion.

The RARECAT Promise

We love wines, and we cannot stop talking about them, and it is our desire to create memorable experiences for our RARECAT clients. While we cannot guarantee the perfect weather or see into the future, we are sure of one thing - we will do everything possible to provide wonderful opportunities to discover this historic and important wine region.

Bordeaux 2023 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 2023 is a place to meet, taste, and spend time with other wine lovers from around the world. 

The RARECAT wine community is a diverse group of people. We ask that anyone coming on the trip act with respect for other's opinions, cultures, and ideas. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Is transportation included in the cost?
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 and as part of your wine tours.
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 at the airport or train station. Eurocar, Hertz, and Avis are all located in station.
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.
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