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Sean & Caro Feely
Château Feely
24240 Saussignac France

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    Terroir Feely:
    Sentez, Vivez , Rêvez
    ~ Feel, Live, Dream

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    Latest press, radio interviews and more

    Book tour South Africa 2016

  • 16 February 2016 16h-17h Exclusive Books Midlands Mall, Pietermaritzburg, KZN
  • 24 February 18h-19h Wordsworth Books Long Beach Mall, Noordhoek, Cape
  • 1 March 18h-19h Kalk Bay Books – 124 Main Road , Kalk Bay, Cape
  • 4 March 8.30 – 9.30 AM Exclusive Books Cavendish Square, Claremont, Cape

    Caro will sign books and answer questions after a 30 minute talk. Caro's latest book 'Wine: The Essential Guide to Tasting, History, Culture and More' will also be available.To interview the author or to find out more contact Godfrey de Meyer of Real Books, godfrey@realbooks.co.za or 0810412087 (for urgent requests please copy Caro direct at caro@chateaufeely.com).

    Feely Wines Views

    2015 Cara Magazine in Ireland picked Chateau Feely as one of the top five wine destinations in the world!

    August 2014 Martin Moran picked Feely Grace 2010 as his bottle of the week in the Sunday Times

    August 2014 Irish Times feature our story in the Magazine Click the bolded text for the online version Irish Times Magazine Feely Wines Brave or Mad?


    February 2014 Dublin City Radio features Feely wine in Margaret Scullys Food Talk Podomatic 30 mins on Feely wines and why organic is so important

    November 2013 Cara Magazine features Feely wine in Irish Wine Geese Click the bolded text to goto Issuu for the online version Cara Magazine and flick to page 46 Feely Wines Views

    March 2013 Irish Daily Mail: Feely wine: the government's tipple of choice! Feely wines chosen by the Tanaiste, the vice president of Ireland for his state events Click the bolded text to download the pdfs "Governments tipple of choice page 1" and "Governments tipple of choice page 2"

    June 2012 Listen to our story on RTE (Irish National Radio) 'Marian Finucane'. "Caro Feely talks to Marian Finucane on RTE"

    December 2011: "the resultant wines are splendid" Anthony Peregrine, The Daily Telegraph. Read more at The Daily Telegraph: Christmas Lunch the French Way. 'The Feelys are South African Irish. Over six years, they have made their vineyard biodynamic – that’s far beyond organic — yet remain startlingly un-weird. More to the point, the resultant wines are splendid.'

    April 2010 - Vins & Terroirs Authentiques: La Source 2007 p40 17/20 'Dense and structured. A serious wine with a long finish.' Merlot 2006 p43 16/20 plus Plaisir Prix award. 'Powerful black fruits and a touch of cigar box. This serious wine honours its appellation.' For a full copy of these reviews please contact caroline@feelywines.com. Feely Wines Views

    April 2010 - Utube clip of harvest time and biodynamics at Garrigue: CLICK Gallery.

    August 2009, Sunday Business Post: "Biodynamic wine production is even more arduous than organic winemaking, and often the pricing can reflect that. But in this example from two young Irish winemakers, Sean and Caroline Feely, you get a superbly rich and glossy cabernet sauvignon and merlot blend that has been meticulously raised. The soft plum, dark currants and touch of truffle or forest notes is playing well above the price charged here." Tomas Clancy, Wine Correspondent, The Sunday Business Post

    Click here to watch hand-picking at Haut Garrigue on ReserveAge Organic's 6 minute video. We supply our grape skins after pressing for resveratrol, a powerful polyphenol found in grape skins and in red wine; it aids longevity and fosters cellular rejuventation. And you guessed, it's typically higher in organic and biodynamic grapes than in chemically-farmed grapes so more good reason to drink more of our fine red wines.

    February 2009: "a dazzling winery which is a model of organic and biodynamic excellence" Tomas Clancy, Wine Correspondent, The Sunday Business Post. Read more at The Sunday Business Post: Gaelic flavour of Gallic heartland.

    February 2009: Mary Dowey recommends Chateau Haut Garrigue La Source as her monthly favourite "Lavish Autumn berry flavours with a nice touch of freshness. Beware, this is the sort of bottle that tends to empty itself. Good depth of flavour, a smooth texture and lingering coffee mocha finish add to the enjoyment." Mary Dowey, Wine Editor, The Gloss.

    Listen to our story on RTE (Irish National Radio) 'The Tubridy Show'. Click the bolded text below to listen to the radio stream and fast forward to 29:44 about halfway through the show (you need to be online to listen as the show is streamed to your PC direct from RTE) "Caroline Feely talks to Con Murphy on RTE"

    The Feely Family in the Vines September 2008: 'It's gorgeous' Sandra Mooney, The Irish Times. Sandra Mooney recommends Chateau Haut Garrigue La Source as her favourite red. Read more at The Irish Times: A few of my favourites.

    May 2008 Ireland's Food & Wine features writer Haydn Shaughnessy writes a good synopsis of real life here. Wine editor Raymond Blake follows with a review of our Sauv Blanc 'This is sauvignon blanc like you have never tasted... sharp and edgy with the crispness of grapefruit and a very individual mineral backbone.'

    May 7 2008 Journal du Sud-Ouest - A full page feature on our biodynamic vineyard practices and the organic vineyard route we have initiated with five other winemakers visit Les Sentiers du Vin Bio to read our press release for the day.

    May 2008 French News - A feature on our vineyard and the organic vineyard route.

    December 2007 Listen to a discussion on our lives on RTE's (Irish National Radio) 'The Marian Finucane Show'. Click the bolded text below to listen to the radio stream and fast forward to 1H26:21 (you need to be online to listen as the show is streamed to your PC direct from RTE) "Caroline Feely talks to Marian Finucane"

    September 2007 Joe Breen, Wine editor of the Irish Times says 'Chateau Haut Garrigue Semillon-Sauvignon Blanc 2006 is a crisp dry wine with notes of citrus and pear drop and a smooth texture. It augurs well for the Feely’s future.’ Read the article that was in the same edition of the weekend magazine & experience the journey from pruning to harvest time GRAPE JOURNEY

    January 2007 Reader's Digest France Selection said this about us: 'Their wine is absolutely delicious!'

    January 2007 Martin Moran (MW) Intermezzo Ireland premiére edition said 'Their 2006 vintage will be their first. Like everything else going on at Haut Garrigue it promises to be exciting.'


    August 2006 Woman&Home magazine Click the bolded text to download the pdf "Woman&Home New Directions"

    June 2006 Liam Campbell, Wine Editor for the Dubliner Magazine "Wine Tip: Seán and Caroline Feely live the dream by upping their Irish roots and planting them in a French vineyard in the Dordogne Valley. Château Haut Garrigue is their vineyard and winery. Their Bordeaux style reds from Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon and their truly delicious white semi-sweet Moelleux is seriously in danger of giving sweeter wines a good name. Visit www.feelywines.com. Hurry."

    Grape Expectations

    To subscribe to the GRAPE EXPECTATIONS snippets and be first to hear about the sequel and info on our future wine releases please email caro@feelywines.com.

    Grape Expectations! Click here for the ORDERING THE BOOK AND OUR WINES Grape Expectations our scary but at times hilarious story of our move and the first three years! We recommend sipping a glass of our fine wine while reading; the selection includes the vintages you read about in the book.

    If you are looking for a unique gift for someone what about considering our Vineyard Share or a French Wine Adventure gift voucher? Click on the bolded text to read more about them.

    High res photo downloads

    (To give you an idea of the download thumbnails of the photos are below)

  • To download a high res jpeg of Sean Feely right click on the bolded text to save the file Seán Feely
  • To download a high res jpeg of Caroline Feely right click the bolded text to save Caroline Feely
  • To download a high res jpeg of the farm right click the bolded text to save Chateau Haut Garrigue
  • To download a high res jpeg of the family right click the bolded text to save The Feely Family
  • To download a high res jpeg of the wines right click the bolded text to save Chateau Haut Garrigue Wines
  • To download a high res jpeg of Seán spraying the biodynamic 500P with his copper backpack right click the bolded text to save Seán sprays the 500P in late Autumn

    Seán sprays the 500P in late Autumn The Feely Family Garrigue wines Garrigue Vineyard Caro Feely Seán Feely

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