A Weekend in the Bordeaux Vines
14th - 17th November 2019

A rare opportunity to enjoy Rigaud on a per room basis & in a convivial house party atmosphere. Discover the Bordeaux vines & vineyards along with far too much delicious food & great company. It’s an informal, relaxed weekend, with optional visits & tastings in St Emilion & Sauternes, plus a market trip & perhaps a brocante if you fancy it. We promise more fun than facts, no lectures on malolactic fermentation, just an entertaining weekend away that’s short on facts but long on tastings. Relax & enjoy everything our amazing region has to offer…

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2019 Dates

14th - 17th November


Afternoon arrival at Rigaud, for a very informal tasting of Bordeaux Cremant & cake on the lawns, with time to unpack before canapés in the bar & a regional four course dinner, filled with typical Bordelais ingredients & accompanied by a selection of local wines

Friday "Exploring the Right Bank"

Optional visits to a small-scale family run vineyard in the morning & a prestigious Grand Cru Classé Chateau in the afternoon. Lunch with the locals & a chance to buy a bottle of something interesting to discuss over dinner. Optional time for a walk-about in the pretty village of St Emilion before returning to Rigaud for tea on the lawns, drinks in the bar or maybe a siesta before dinner is served with Right Bank wines that reflect the hard of research in the vines.

Saturday “Discovering Sauternes” 

Lots of choices here. Maybe a market visit in the morning? A rummage through the flea market at Le Chariot Bleu brocante? Or the chocolate factory in Duras? In the afternoon we’re off to the stunning 1er Grand Cru Classé Chateau Guiraud to taste their incredible sweet and dry whites. 

Evening “Tasting Dinner” matching fine wines to the excellent food of Rigaud Head Chef, Nick Street Brown

Sunday departure after breakfast

Boudoir : Super king bed & ensuite shower room 760 euros 

Bourgie & Jardin : Super king bedrooms with ensuite shower rooms 960 euros

Dauphin : Super king bedroom with bath in the room 960 euros 

Aquitaine : King sized bedroom with ensuite bath and shower 860 euros 

Ballroom : Superior super king room with ensuite bath 1150 euros 

Prussian : Superior super king room, ensuite shower, bath in bedroom 1200 euros

Maroc : Superior super king room, ensuite bathroom with bath & shower 1300 euros

Tower : Superior super king room, ensuite bathroom with bath & shower 1460 euros

Price includes

Dinner, bed and breakfast accommodation for two people for three nights. Open bar throughout the weekend with limitless house wines and fizz. Cake and cremant each afternoon. Transport for trips out in the vines. 

Does not include

 Airport transfers, vineyard entrance fees (allow 15 euros on average), lunches in St Emilion or Sauternes, massage treatments or childcare


Vouchers are available for these wine weekends and include a weekend for two, fully inclusive of dinner, bed & breakfast, open bar & limitless wines.

  • Vouchers valid for 36 months from date of issue.

  • Booking is essential.

  • Spring dates will be released each year.

  • Places strictly limited and reserved on a first come/first served basis.

  • Cannot be exchanged or refunded.