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Enjoy an insight into the world of fine wine during the harvest

8th July 2013 Print
Clos Haut-Peyraguey

Situated at the heart of the world's largest area of fine wine vineyards, Grand Hôtel de Bordeaux & Spa welcomes amateurs and wine lovers alike to discover the great wine estates of Bordeaux during the harvest season and experience one of the most crucial steps in the process of winemaking. 

With its impressive knowledge and strong connections with the various châteaux of the region, the Wine Concierge Service at Grand Hôtel de Bordeaux & Spa provides guests with a rare level of access to the world of fine wine, unsurpassed in the luxury sector. The hotel can devise bespoke itineraries for guests who are interested in discovering the secrets of great wines and exploring the winemaking process, allowing them to experience the behind-the-scenes of the harvest including the hand picking of the grapes.   

The Wine Concierge Service also offers guests the opportunity to access the finest grand cru wineries and handles all the logistics for intimate and private tastings in the various estates and appellations, such as Margaux, St-Julien, St-Estèphe, Pauillac, St-Emilion, Pessac-Léognan, and Sauternes.

Other privileges for guests of Grand Hôtel de Bordeaux & Spa include the unique opportunity to embark on three different wine journeys available all year round, with the 'Classic Car Wine Journey', the 'Jefferson Wine Journey' and the 'Ernest Hemingway Wine Journey'; as well as the chance to enjoy a private tasting with expert commentary by Chef Sommelier Jean-Michel Thomas.

Based on this fine wine heritage, Grand Hôtel de Bordeaux has created a new 'Wine Package' available until the end of the year, which includes the following:

Two nights accommodation for two including daily breakfast at 'The Bordeaux', the hotel's 19th century Belle-Epoque brasserie

Free access to the Spa and Fitness Centre

Free access to broadband Internet and Free Wifi

Half day wine tour - Guests will be able to discover and taste wine from renowned estates Saint Emilion or Médoc, where they will learn the art of wine making and wine blending, as well as the secret for ageing wine. Transfer to and from the estates in a private car

The packages costs €1,252 and excludes the city tax (€1.45 per person per day).

These wine initiatives demonstrate Grand Hôtel de Bordeaux & Spa's ongoing commitment to providing its guests with unparalleled experiences, based on its location and its high level of expertise in the world of fine wine.

Located in France's South-West region, Grand Hôtel de Bordeaux & Spa, overseen by Yan Vacher, is situated in the centre of the city, in La Place de La Comédie square overlooking Le Grand Théâtre. The hotel offers its local and international clientele a gastronomic experience in the Michelin-starred 'Le Pressoir d'Argent' fine-dining restaurant headed by Pascal Nibaudeau; 'The Bordeaux' brasserie with outdoor terrace; and 'L'Orangerie', a buzzing space in the heart of the hotel. Les Bains de Léa spa, offers treatments by acclaimed French beauty brand NUXE. Bathed with natural light throughout, the spa leads out onto a terrace, offering exceptional views across the rooftops of Bordeaux. Originally designed by Victor Louis in the 18th century, Grand Hôtel de Bordeaux & Spa re-opened at the end of 2007, after a full redesign overseen by internationally acclaimed interior designer Jacques Garcia. Bordeaux's Palace hotel, Grand Hôtel de Bordeaux & Spa, boasts an unparalleled level of luxury and elegance in the city, steeped in cultural heritage.

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