French Wine Adventures
Wine tours & wine courses in Bordeaux, St Emilion, Bergerac


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Seán & Caro Feely
French Wine Adventures
Château Feely
LD La Garrigue
24240 Saussignac France

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    Touring or doing a workshop with French Wine Adventures offers you:
    -Deep wine knowledge
    -Local knowledge and contacts
    -Visits to independent vignerons
    -Fantastic french food
    -Delightful accommodation
    -A guide fluent in english & french

  • About the people that make our adventures happen

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  • Five reasons to choose FWA
  • Caro Feely
  • Seán Feely
  • Find us
  • Contact us
  • What the Press say
  • What our customers say
  • Useful links: alternative accommodation we recommend

    French Wine Adventures

    We want to share our passion for wine with you!

    We are winners of the prestigious Best of Wine Tourism Gold award in the Bordeaux region for vineyard visits and sustainable tourism at our headquarters Chateau Feely. Thanks to great customer reviews we have won the Tripadvisor certificate of excellence for five years running.

    Five reasons to choose French Wine Adventures


  • Excellence and value for money: we are based in South West France and we are in the winegrowing business so we offer you exceptional quality and great value for money. Having travelled extensively as wine tourists ourselves in France, South Africa, North America and New Zealand, and having done many wine courses we know what works and what doesn't.
  • Deep wine knowledge and an insider's contacts in the region: We live here and we know these vineyards.
  • A warm welcome accompanied by enthusiasm and fun all along the way: We, Seán and Caro Feely, took the plunge to follow our dream of growing and making wine in South West France in 2005. We were welcomed by a group of exceptional winemakers, not only in the wines they make, but also in their hospitality. We soon realised that sharing this idyllic location, the exceptional people that populate it and our passion for wine and wine-making gave us a thrill.
  • 'An insider's experience': We offer you a true 'insider's experience': the winemakers we visit typically work their own vineyards and wineries and know us as friends.
  • Fantastic french food, wine & accommodation: The South West excels in food and wine. Our fine choice of accommodation complements this perfectly.

    Caro Feely

    Caro Feely Caro is an agreed WSET* wine educator and a professional with many years of presentation and training experience with multinational companies including IBM. She is a winemaker with more than a decade of hands-on experience on the organic vineyard jointly owned with her husband Sean. She has been a member of her appellation management board thus party to the inner workings of French wine. Caro has a Masters degree in economics and a Bachelor degree with honours in commerce and economics and the Advanced Certificate in Wine from WSET. Her wine tours, courses and presentations have been developed with professionalism and passion. She has extensive practical knowledge and enthusiasm.

    Caro is a published author. Her books Grape Expectations, Saving our Skins, Wine: the Essential Guide to Wine including Tasting, Pairing and more, and Glass Half Full published by Summersdale, all available at Amazon and other book outlets worldwide.

    *Wine Spirit Education Trust: the most widely recognised wine education institution in the world. Caro is qualified to teach Level 1 Foundation and Level 2 Intermediate.

    Sean Feely

    Sean Feely Seán is a passionate winegrower and maker. His practical knowledge complements his formal wine education gained through the Wine and Spirit Education Trust. Seán has experience developing courses and lecturing professionally at masters level.

    How to find us

    You can visit us at our working organic vineyard estate to taste our wines and buy wine from the wineshop anytime (please call or email ahead). 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- French Wine Adventures HQ without a car click the bolded text FrenchWineAdventuresTravel.pdf (54kb). French Wine Adventures HQ is at Chateau Feely on the edge of Saussignac village 1 hour 15 minutes east of Bordeaux city and 15 minutes from Bergerac in South West France.

    Contact us
    Tel: +33(0)553 227271
    Mobile: +33(0)635 933188
    Sean & Caro Feely
    Château Feely, LD La Garrigue
    24240 Saussignac France

    GPS Co-ordinates: Lat N 44 48,412 Long E 0 19,756

    You can visit us at our working organic vineyard estate anytime (please call or email ahead).

    What the Press says

    November 2016: The Best of wine tourism Gold Trophy won by Chateau Feely is covered in many magazines and newspapers including Terres et Vins and Sud Ouest.

    Cara Magazine in Ireland 2015: Chateau Feely and French Wine Adventures are listed as one of Cara's top five top wine tourism destinations in the world

    February 2013: Our wine school is recommended by France Magazine

    December 2012: Our wine tours are recommended by Food and Wine Magazine

    November 2012: The Best of wine tourism Gold award is covered in many magazines and newspapers including Terres et Vins and Sud Ouest.

    December 2011: Recommended by The Daily Telegraph. "Sign up for one of their wine breaks. Possessed of energy and enterprise... they offer many — from vineyard walks through winemaking to just about anything else wine-based you fancy tackling... the wines are splendid." Anthony Peregrine. Read more at The Daily Telegraph: Christmas Lunch the French Way. ''

    What our customers say

  • 'We were overwhelmed by the warmth of welcome and the generosity throughout,' Pat, Margaret, Errol & Marg, New Zealand
  • 'A very enjoyable getaway with wonderful food and wine' Liam, Marie, Andy and Dermot, Ireland
  • 'We had a great time - superb accommodation, excellent location and the enthusiasm exuded by Caro and Sean is infectious,' Julie, UK
  • 'Fantastic - we're going to miss the amazing views,' Rob and Philippa, Australia
  • 'The wines are spectacular and Seán and Caro are gracious and helpful. Can't wait to return!' James, US

    Useful Links

    If you need more space or if our accommodation is booked we recommend :
    The lovely Abacabanes and La Grange- 2 large luxury gites near us

    Large luxury gite, baby friendly group accommodation

    Chateau des Baudry: a beautiful chateau chambre d'hote 4 kms from us

    Vigiers luxury hotel and golf spa 7 kms from us

    Chartreuse du Bignac: a beautiful chartreuse luxury small hotel 20 minutes from us

    If you would like recommendations for St Emilion village or Bordeaux centre email us.

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    If you are looking for a custom-made wine tour or experience in South West France other than those on offer here contact us - phone 0033 553 227271 or email us and we will tailor-make your dream tour. We look forward to meeting you here soon! Email me if you have any questions ''.

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