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Seán & Caro Feely
Château Feely
24240 Saussignac France

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

  • Wine tours, lunches & wine-tastings: join us for an unforgettable experience

    Best of Wine Tourism 2013 GOLD: Terroir Feely holds the prestigious 'Best of Wine Tourism' Gold award in sustainable tourism for 2013

    Explore organic and biodynamic wine on an organic vineyard 1 hour 15 min from Bordeaux and 15 minutes from Bergerac.

    Enjoy a fun afternoon, day or more with Caro Feely, winemaker and certified wine educator. Our activities can be booked all year round, everyday (with a 30% supplement for Sunday and bank holiday bookings).

  • Taster tour 1 hour - €10pp
  • Discovery tour 2 hours - €20pp
  • Vineyard Walk, wine-tasting and cheese platter - €29pp
  • Family friendly vineyard Walk, wine tour and casual lunch - €29pp half price for under 12's
  • Chocolate Pairing - €20pp our one hour visit with gourmet chocolate pairing
  • Wine & Food Pairing 'Revelation' Lunch 11h30-14h - €40pp
  • Half day wine tour with 'Revelation' Lunch - €60pp
  • Half day wine tour coming from Bordeaux city with self guide St Emilion in the afternoon - €60pp
  • The Wine Adventure a full day of wine discovery - €99pp
  • The Magic of the Earth full day walking tour Wine Adventure a full day of walking and discovering biodynamics - €130pp
  • Play Winemaker for a Day - €160.00 pp
  • Winemaking 101 - €50pp
  • Grand cru classés of France focus on Bordeaux - €80pp

    For all our tours please wear shoes that are good for walking outside as we spend some of the time in the vineyard.

    All our activities are held at Feely organic vineyard in South West France, 1 hour 15 mins from Bordeaux city, 10 mins from Ste Foy La Grande, 15 mins from Bergerac and 50 mins from Libourne TGV station. To download the pdf map for getting here by car click the bolded text Directions Garrigue (176kb). To download the pdf of how to get to Chateau Feely without a car click the bolded text .FrenchWineAdventuresTravel.pdf (54kb). We offer pick up and drop off from our local SNCF station for half and full day activities. Experience our beautiful ecological wine school and tasting room made of natural materials including wood, stone, chalk and hemp.

    Feely tours are rated two on tripadvisor with the rave reviews below...Wondering who is rated number one? Our wine school French Wine Adventures wine school and multi day tours in Bordeaux and Bergerac.

    The view over the vineyards at Haut Garrigue Feely Wines


    Taster tour - €10.00 per person

    A one hour exploration of our organic vineyard and winery

    Start time: anytime based on availability

    This tour includes a brief visit to the vineyard, winery and tasting three wines. We share our passion for vine and wine.

    Feely's award-winning artisanal, organically grown wines include rich merlot & cabernet-sauvignon reds, refreshing dry whites from sauvignon blanc & semillon and delectable dessert wines.

    The minimum reservation is 2 people. Reservation required (phone us on +33 (0)553227271 or email caro@feelywines.com).

    The new wine school at Haut Garrigue Feely Wines surrounded by organic vineyards


    Discovery tour - €20.00 per person

    A two hour exploration of French wines, appellations & wine tasting at our organic wine estate

    Time: 10h- 12h

    This visit includes a copy of our pocket guide to wine appreciation with ready reckoners to help you recognise varietals, age of wine and well-known appellations. We will share our passion for vine and wine.

    This wine tour includes:

  • Winegrowing methods, french wines and appellations and a visit to the vineyard
  • Wine-tasting 5 wines– we taste 2 white wines, 2 red wines and one dessert wine that give a flavour of the region and its varietals A Wine Adventure Day

    The minimum reservation is 2 people. Reservation is required (phone us on +33 (0)553227271 or email caro@feelywines.com).

    'Should be part of every holiday to the Dordogne,' Susie, Chateau de Fayolle, France


    Vineyard Walk and Cheese Platter - €29.00 per person

    Discover wine & vineyards at our certified organic and biodynamic vineyard; 15 mins west from Bergerac, 10 mins east of Ste Foy La Grande and just over an hour from Bordeaux city

    The Wine and Cheese Platter at Feely Time: 11h- 13h30

    We start with a 10 minute guided visit followed by a self-guided walk along of 1.5 km through organic vineyards. Then we offer an introduction to wine tasting with four wines followed by a delicious five cheese platter with a selection of breads and salad, ideally matched with the wines, and a finale of coffee and chocolate.

    Possibility of a second self-guided loop after lunch.

    Minimum 2 people, maximum 20 people.

    29 Euros per person. Reservation at least 24h in advance please. Phone us on +33 (0)553227271 or email caro@feelywines.com).


    Family and Child friendly vineyard Walk wine tour and casual lunch - €29.00 per person half price for kids under 12

    Time: 11h- 13h30

    Self-guide along a beautiful well-marked walk of 1.5 km through organic vineyards then while your kids tuck into organic bread and cheese (and homegrown organic tomato or salad) and organic juice you enjoy an introduction to wine tasting with four wines paired with a delicious five cheese platter with a selection of breads and salad, ideally matched with the wines. With your finale of coffee and chocolate the kids are served ice-cream.

    Possibility of a second self-guided loop after lunch.

    Minimum 2 people, maximum 20 people.

    29 Euros per person. 14.50 euros for kids under 12. Reservation at least 24h in advance please. Phone us on +33 (0)553227271 or email caro@feelywines.com).


    Gourmet Chocolate Pairing - €20.00 per person

    Wine and Food Pairing Lunch A delicious exploration.

    Time: 90 mins (can be booked at any time depending on availability)

    This visit is our one hour visit with tasting five wines and five different organic artisanal chocolates made in the Dordogne.

    Minimum reservation 2 people. Reservation required (phone us on +33 (0)553227271 or email caro@feelywines.com).


    Wine & Food Pairing Revelation Lunch - €40.00 per person

    Wine and Food Pairing Lunch A delicious exploration. Fun, great food and wine and a few eurekas guaranteed

    Time: 11h30- 14h

    An brief initiation into wine tasting is followed by a brief discussion of the principles of pairing. Have fun and explore and experiment with matches you haven't tried before. You try five wines with many different foods to see for yourself.

    This is not about this with that; we explain why so you can decide for yourself without needing to look at a list. This experience includes a copy of our pocket guide to wine & food pairing and is designed to enhance your ability to match wine and food. Did you know creamy seafood goes with barrel aged white wine? Or that the same piece of meat cooked rare or cooked well-done will go with a very different wine? We explain why.

    We highly recommend this lunch with our 2 hour morning discovery tour to experience our wine and vineyard.

    Minimum reservation 2 people. Reservation required (phone us on +33 (0)553227271 or email caro@feelywines.com).


    Half day wine tour: the Discovery Tour and the Revelation Lunch - €60.00 per person

    Time: 10h- 14h30

    The half day tour is a combination of the Discovery Tour and the Revelation Lunch. This half day includes 2 pocket guides to wine in pdf. You will discover the vineyards and winegrowing and see biodiversity at work as well as taste classic organic wines of the region and natural no sulfite added certified organic wines.

    Comments from guests in past weeks include:
    'Wonderful wine, food and company.'
    'So interactive and friendly: a must do!'

    It is possible to train direct from Bordeaux city, Sarlat or Bergerac (or any of the stations in between Bordeaux and Sarlat) to our local station Gardonne where we offer collection and drop off. The minimum reservation is 2 people. Reservation is required (phone us on +33 (0)553227271 or email caro@feelywines.com).


    Half day wine tour: €60.00 per person- coming from Bordeaux with self guide St Emilion in the afternoon

    Time: 10h- 14h30

    Including self guide trains and self-guide St Emilion 8h-18h

    We guarantee you at least a few eurekas (as in WOW! I never knew that) on this half day experience. Whether debutante or expert you will enjoy this enthralling half day in a magnificent natural environment.

  • Visit an organic wine estate and winery
  • Learn the essentials of Bordeaux and Bergerac region's wines
  • Enjoy a wine and food pairing lunch that has been described by many as a 'revelation'

    This tour is available everyday (supplement of 30% for weekend bookings). This visit includes two pocket guides in pdf including ready reckoners to help you recognise varietals, age of wine and well-known appellations and wine and food pairing. If you are travelling car free it is easy to train from Bordeaux St Jean to our local station Gardonne (line 26 direction bergerac/sarlat and get off at Gardonne - it takes about an hour) where I will collect you. We start at 10am finish around 2pm. The link to the train timetable Bordeaux to Gardonne (line 26 bordeaux sarlat)

    We recommend catching the train leaving around 8h arriving in Gardonne around 9h20. There is a tabac/ bar/ café L'Escale in Gardonne where you can enjoy a coffee and I will meet you at 9h45 (take the road perpendicular to the station exit and walk about 300m - you will come to a 4 way traffic light with the tabac, a utile superette and a little square). The return at around 14h40 can take you to St Emilion a beautiful wine village where you can explore for a few hours (for this option when you book your train ticket you need to book 8h Bordeaux- Gardonne then for the return around 14h45 Gardonne- St Emilion and and then St Emilion – Bordeaux as you wish it is on the hour every hour from 17h20 to 21h20). From St Emilion train station to St Emilion village is about 1.4km beautiful walk so select this self guide option if you are reasonably fit and happy to walk.

    Please wear shoes that are good for walking outside in the vineyard as we spend the first hour of the tour in Saussignac in the vines.

    A Wine Adventure Day

    The minimum reservation is 2 people. Reservation is required (phone us on +33 (0)553227271 or email caro@feelywines.com).


    Winemaking 101 - €50pp

    A three hour introduction to wine-making and its effects on wine including tasting of five wines that offer the opportunity to understand wine-making's effect on the wine. Includes a tour of the winery and a step by step walk through the winemaking process. Minimum booking 2.

    'Excellent class. What clarity' Jim & Bernadette Grimes, Ireland


    The Wine Adventure: a full day of wine discovery: €99.00 per person including Revelation lunch and two pocket guides

    Discover wine & vineyards in depth at our certified organic and biodynamic vineyard just over an hour from Bordeaux city

    Seán Feely talks at a biodynamic wine workshop in London sponsored by Delicious Magazine Time: 10h - around 16h

    This full day tour can be organised for two people or more at any time.

    Morning: Visit in the vineyard, history of wine, 'terroir', winegrowing, wine types, varietals, geography and how our region compares to French and international wines, introduction to wine tasting followed by experiential wine-tasting.

    Lunch: we talk through the principles of wine and food pairing followed by a delicious lunch (see the Revelation Lunch above for details) that illustrates these in the beautiful tasting room overlooking the organic vines at Château Feely.

    Afternoon: Winemaking: a step by step walk through the process including a visit into the winery.

    This day includes a two pdf guides to wine tasting with ready reckoners to help you recognise varietals, age of wine and well-known appellations and wine and food pairing.

    'Amazing experience: the people, the place, the product' Duncan Gray, Jersey

    The minimum reservation is 2 people. This price includes our wine & food pairing lunch. Available all year round. Reservation required.

    For this tour and all our day tours we offer collection at 9h45 from L'Escale café tabac, 37 Avenue du Périgord, 24680 Gardonne, 300 metres from the station of Gardonne, a beautiful direct train ride from Bordeaux St Jean, St Emilion, Bergerac or Sarlat. We offer drop off at 16h30 at Gardonne Station in time for the return train.

    If you are driving to join the tour we start at 10am at Chateau Feely and finish around 4pm. You can download the pdf map for getting here by car click Directions to Chateau Feely (about 150kb). Our HQ is close to the border where the three appellations of Bordeaux, Bergerac and Duras meet so our afternoon visit takes place in one of these three appellations on request and availability.


    The Magic of the Earth full day walking tour and wine Adventure walking and discovering biodynamics - €130pp

    Discover wine & vineyards in depth at our certified organic and biodynamic vineyard just over an hour from Bordeaux city

    Time: 10h - around 16h

    This full day can be organised for two people or more at any time. We walk 8-10km in the day.

    The minimum reservation is 2 people. This price includes lunch and wine tasting. Available all year round. Reservation required.


    Play Winemaker for a Day - €160 per person

    Have you ever wondered what it is like to be a winemaker? What decisions go into creating a unique wine? Come to Château Feely for an exclusive experience - a day of exploration which includes blending your own unique wine to bottle and take home.

    Time: 10h - around 16h

    Some of the topics and activities you will enjoy on this exceptional wine adventure:

  • A discussion of the vintages we will be working with
  • The harvest relevant to the vintages we will be working with (the weather, the grape quality)
  • How the grapes were transformed after the harvest
  • What is happening in the vineyard in preparation for our next vintage and how this work in the vineyard affects the wine

    Saussignac Play Winemaker for a Day Wine blending:

  • Wine tasting of each of the individual wines that can be used for your blend
  • General rules of blending
  • Choices made at Chateau Feely
  • Blend your own bottle of wine
  • Bottle and cork a bottle of your own special blend and it home!

    Minimum 2 people. Price includes a wine and food pairing lunch and your own bottle of your unique wine to take home. This day includes a hardcover copy (per two people booked) of Caro Feely's Wine, the essential guide to wine tasting with ready reckoners to help you recognise varietals, age of wine and well-known appellations and wine and food pairing. Reservation required. Available all year round.


    The Bordeaux Grand Cru Classé wine-tasting and class - €80 per person

    The new tasting room and wine school terrace looking onto 65 year old organic vines

    Come and taste your vinous dreams! Caro will demystify the grand cru systems of France, offer tips on where to find good value and you will taste five Grand Crus. Price includes our pocket guide to French Grand Crus, tasting these exclusive wines and light snacks. This class is available to groups of six or more OR for a fixed fee of €480 for small groups. Email caro@feelywines.com to book.

    'A great history of the grand cru classification and great tasting' Mel Cooper, UK

    'I last did a wine course more than 20 years ago. I had forgotten how much fun it was!' Wendy from the UK

    If you dream of owning your own vineyard Chateau Feely’s Vineyard Share
    is the ideal compliment to the Play Winemaker for a day. Organic vineyard walks, wine tours to St Emilion and Medoc and classes Click The Organic Vineyard Route to read more about nature and vineyard walks at Garrigue and beyond. Visit French Wine Adventures for the multi-day organic vineyard walks and tours to St Emilion we offer.

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