In the summer of 2024 Bumgarner Winery is doing something exciting. We are going to Bordeaux France! We cordially invite you to join us on a 7-night deluxe cruise exploring France’s Bordeaux region, the world’s epicenter of fine wine production.
Fly into Bordeaux City staying in the charming, perfectly located Hotel Bayonne Etche-Ona for two nights. We’ll adjust to the time change and enjoy some very special events in Bordeaux city, including a gourmet walking tour of superb Bordelaise shops and restaurants. Also included are two Grand Cru chateau visits in Margaux.
Then on July 4th embark on the 148-passenger luxury river ship AmaDolce and cruise the three waterways of the Garonne and Dordogne rivers and Gironde Estuary. Along these banks are the villages of Libourne, Pauillac and Cadillac---home to the venerable Grand Cru wine houses of Chateaux Lafite Rothschild, Latour, Petrus, Chateau y’Quem and many more.
On board I will hold two tastings and a paired dinner, pouring our best recent work, and contrasting our New World wines with those of France. More importantly we’ll explore together the charming villages and chateaux of the Bordeaux region. Originally planted by the Romans, for over 2,000 years the wines of Bordeaux have been prized and sought after. Legendary houses here like Chateau Margaux produce some of the world’s most expensive vintages. Annual production from the 60 Bordeaux appellations exceeds 900 million bottles. This is the most prolific wine region in France, with some 300,000 acres of wine grapes under cultivation.
Bumgarner Winery members will enjoy an exclusive $1,000 per cabin ($500 per person) discount for our group. Cruise only fares start at $3,999 per person. A $500 per person deposit will hold your cabin. The optional pre-cruise 2-night stay in Bordeaux city is ideal for adjusting to the time change and experiencing special places you will not see on the cruise.
NOTE: Special events are included. You must book through our tour operator Expanding Horizons of Tustin, CA to be part of the Bumgarner Winery Bordeaux Group.
See complete information and register online at: www.toursandwine.com/bumgarner
With questions contact Ruth Jelsma at our tour operator Expanding Horizons of Tustin, CA:
Ruth@Expanding-Horizons.com Tel: 1-714-975-9946
Feel free to recommend this special holiday to any friends or relations who will enjoy this kind of vacation focused on culture, fine food and wine.
We look forward to seeing you in France!
Brian & Jennifer Bumgarner
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