About Us

Top Five Reasons to choose French Wine Adventures for your wine tour in France:

  • ‘An insider’s experience’: French Wine Adventures offers you a true ‘insider’s experience’: with deep wine knowledge and insider’s contacts: the owners and guides live here and know these vineyards personally. The winemakers you visit welcome you as friends. Top 5 France Travel.
  • A warm welcome: accompanied by enthusiasm and fun: Seán and Caro Feely, took the plunge to follow their dream of growing and making wine in South West France in 2005. When they arrived they were welcomed by a group of exceptional winemakers, close
    friends, who extend this welcome to you as our guests. Sharing this idyllic location, the people that populate it and a deep passion for wine and organic is the French Wine Adventures’ great joy. Top 5 France Travel.
  • Fantastic french food, wine & accommodation: South West France excels in food and wine. French Wine Adventure’s fine choice of accommodation, restaurants and wines complements this perfectly. We cater to your timing and your requirements offering gourmet experiences including for vegetarians, vegans, gluten free and other special needs. Top 5 France Travel.
  • Track record: French Wine Adventures has offered tours and courses in France for more than a decade and won the tripadvisor certificate of excellence every year since joining the site in 2010. A WSET approved app with a 100% pass rate from 2010 to 2022. Top 5 France Travel.
  • Excellence and passion: founder, Caro Feely, is a winegrower, business professional and wine educator. Read about the story of the Feely’s life in France in Caro’s critically acclaimed books – called ‘earnest and winning’ and ‘sincere and passionate’ by The New York Times. Grape Expectations, Saving our Skins, Vineyard Confessions, Cultivating Change, and Wine, the essential guide to tasting, are available at Amazon and other book outlets worldwide.

Caro Feely

Caro Feely is Irish South African and lived on four continents in her work experience before settling in France in 2005 to follow her dream to create an organic vineyard and wine tourism business with partner Sean. They started French Wine Adventures wine school in 2007 in response Chateau Feely guests’ hunger to understand more about the complex world of French wine.

French Wine Adventures’ award winning and successful wine tours and courses have been running for more than a decade. Caro is an agreed WSET* wine educator and a professional with many years of workshop, presentation, training and management experience with multinational companies including IBM and Accenture.

Caro is a winemaker with more than a decade of hands-on experience on the vineyard jointly owned with her husband Sean. She was a member of her appellation management board for almost a decade and thus party to the inner workings of French wine. Caro has a Masters degree in economics and a Bachelor degree with honors in commerce and economics and WSET level 3. French Wine Adventures’ wine tours and courses are professional and passionate.

Caro is a published author and a confident and engaging speaker. She is wine writer for Living magazine and her books Grape Expectations, Saving our Skins, Vineyard Confessions, Cultivating Change and Wine: the Essential Guide to Wine including Tasting, Pairing and more are available on Amazon and other book outlets worldwide.

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

Sean Feely

Seán is a passionate winegrower and natural winemaker with well over a decade of experience. His practical knowledge complements his formal wine education gained through the Wine and Spirit Education Trust. Seán worked for a decade as a journalist and has experience developing courses and lecturing professionally at masters level. He has a BA (econ) and a CFA.

How to find us

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, 326 Route du Pressoir, LD La Garrigue
24240 Saussignac France
GPS Co-ordinates: Lat N 44 48,412 Long E 0 19,756

You can visit also www.ChateauFeely.com organic vineyard estate all year round (please call or email ahead to arrange your visit).

What the Press says

2023: Caro’s latest book and her wine tours are recommended by The Gloss in the Irish Times, The Irish Independent.

2022: Our Virtual Events were recommended Forbes.com and The Independent.

2019: Winner of the Gold Trophy for Wine Tourism – valorisation of environmental practices in the French Wine Tourism Awards – covered in many magazines and newspapers including Terres de Vins and Sud Ouest.

2018: Recommended by Forbes.com as one of the top 5 places to learn about wine

December 2017: Best of Wine Challenge winner for food and wine events
November 2016: The Best of wine tourism Gold Trophy won by Chateau Feely is covered in many magazines and newspapers including Terres de 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.”

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

‘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 https://www.luxurydordognevillas.co.uk/– 2 large luxury gites near us Vigiers (https://www.vigiers.com) golf luxury hotel and golf spa 7 kms from us Chartreuse du Bignac (https://www.abignac.com/): a beautiful chartreuse luxury small hotel 20 minutes from us
If you would like recommendations for St Emilion village or Bordeaux center to email us.

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