Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Chocoholics Easter Wine Tour 2014 in the Loire Valley Vineyards


Easter Wine Tour 2014 for Chocoholics in the Loire Valley France
18th - 21st April 2014 



Spring time in the Loire Valley is simply beautiful. Everything is fresh, the vines are coming into bud and the weather is warming up. What better time to take a Wine Tour and now you have the opportunity to learn how to make chocolates as well.

Spend an hour or so learning how to make handmade chocolates with chef David Beaufreton at the wonderful Le Puy √† Vins and dine there on one of the evenings during your stay. 


 

Back at La Grande Maison we will open a bottle of sparkling red and sample your homemade chocolates, a perfect match. Made from the cabernet franc grape Sparkling Red wines from our local producers Langlois Chateau and Bouvet Ladubay are sublime with a little Easter chocolate.



All you need do is arrive - we’ll take care of the rest!

 Experience the French countryside, fabulous chateaux, chocolates and enjoy Loire Valley Wines with our Chocoholics Easter Wine Tour 2014

On the first evening we serve you a delicious Wine Sampling Supper in the grand hall with an AOC Loire wine with each course and topped off with a serving of Sparkling Loire red and handmade chocolates.

Wake up to a  delicious continental breakfast, freshly squeezed orange juice, fresh coffee or tea, croissants and baguettes all collected daily from the boulangerie and Easter Eggs of course.


We head off the next day into the Saumur Region on the Easter Wine Tour where we will have the opportunity during the day to visit 2-3 wineries, sample the wines, tour the caves and buy wines at cellar door prices.

There is a picnic lunch en-route either in the vineyards or on the banks of the beautiful Loire River. In the evening we’ll take you to a local restaurant where you can sample the regional food.



On the second day of the Easter Wine Tour we’ll venture a little further to discover the delights of the Chinon, Bourgeuil and St Nicolas de Bourgeuil vineyards or Anjou and Savennieres.




The area is so rich in history and culture that we always throw in a little sight seeing along the way too. 
 

Back at La Grande Maison you will be greeted with tea/coffee and biscuits in the stunning gardens and have time to relax before being taken to a local restaurant in the evening. After a delicious breakfast the following morning we return you to your selected departure point. A not to be missed tour of the caves and tunnels at La Grande Maison is also included. SO EASY!


CHOCOHOLICS EASTER WINE TOUR IN THE LOIRE VALLEY VINEYARDS 2014 
19th April - 21st April 2014



What’s included in this package:

THREE NIGHTS STAY AT LA GRANDE MAISON in the VINES - ONLY 555 euros per person (based on two persons sharing a double/twin room) - extra nights bed and breakfast available on request - extra nights available on request if you want a longer weekend.




Collection to/from ANGERS OR SAUMUR STATION
Welcome drink on arrival


3 night(s) accommodation at La Grande Maison 



1 Wine Tasting Supper at La Grande Maison (per person)



3 Breakfast(s) at La Grande Maison



2 Picnics in the vineyard or on the banks of the river
Loire


Transport in roomy 6 or 9 seater vehicle



Qualified Wine Guide - English Speaking



Translation and explanations by guide whenever necessary



A one day visit to 2-3 local Saumur/Saumur Champigny wine producers


A one day visit to 2-3 local Chinon/Bourgeuil/St Nicolas de Bourgeuil wine producers
Chocolate making session
Tastings of local white, red, rose and sparkling wines



Route map



Details of Domaines to be visited and meet the winemaker



Helpful descriptions and notes



Wine Tasting note book and pencil



Bottled water to take on the tour



Opportunity to buy wines at vineyard prices



Transportation of wines bought to La Grande Maison



Tour of the wine caves and tunnels at La Grande Maison

Lifts to and from local restaurants of choice on 2nd & 3rd evening


Tea or coffee in the gardens on return from your tour


DATES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST - BOOK EARLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT!!


"Our first trip to France. Six nights in Paris followed by four nights at La Grande Maison. Whilst Paris was interesting, historic and busy, our four days with you were relaxing and we experienced more of the REAL FRANCE than in Paris. Your facilities, service and hospitality were the "Icing on the Cake!" Thank You" - Max and Deena Warren - Arizona USA



“How wonderful to be able to drink 29 different wines in the space of one weekend and console yourself with the fact that it's educational as well as pleasurable - heavenly from the first to the last drop. Our hosts not only provided great food and fascinating lessons in viniculture but were excellent company too. We shall be back!” Kirsty Lang of BBC Radio 4 - London UK



"This is as good as it gets. Thank you for an amazing four days. All five senses are fully engaged in pleasure, when you have the perfect combination of fun and interesting people, delicious home made food & beautiful wines!!" - Leah and Barton Melbourne Australia



"This is exactly what we were looking for! Your hospitality and thoughtfulness made our stay extra special - we will definitely see you again! Graete" - Leonie, Helonna and Nicolas - Pretoria South Africa




A selection of dates are available this year for the Chocoholics Easter Wine Tour please email us your dates to check on our availability. Please note this tour is exclusive to La Grande Maison.

Why not see a little more of the real France with our unique Chocoholics Easter Wine Tour 2014 in the Loire. To book today email : resv@lagrandemaison.net

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