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French Wine Adventures re-opens and COVID-19 protocol

French Wine Adventures bookings are open and COVID-19 protocol PROTOCOLS due to COVID19 regulations/ Recommendations We have been working hard to make sure that we can offer a coherent experience that respects the new sanitary regulations at French Wine Adventures and Chateau Feely this season. French Wine Adventures multi day tours and classes will restart…

7 Must read wine books to broaden your wine education

7 Must read books to entertain and expand your wine knowledge In this article published author, wine writer and wine educator, Caro Feely, provides a list of must read books for those learning about wine and keen to broaden their wine knowledge. Caro is co-owner of Chateau Feely, organic and biodynamic vineyard in France. I…

History of wine

History of wine In this article Caro Feely considers wine’s deep history internationally and closer to home in South West France. Ancient history of wine Wine has been part of human development since the mists of time. The first proof of wine made from grapes dates to about 8,000 BCE (BC) in Iran. Ancient Greek…

Forbes Travel Guide 5 Destinations to learn about wine

Forbes Travel guide includes French Wine Adventures in their list of 5 Destinations to learn about wine French Wine Adventures and Chateau Feely are super excited to be included in Forbes Travel Guide’s line up of 5 destinations to learn about wine! Now you can also join our virtual experiences – tours and classes from anywhere…

WSET Level 2 course in France

Book your WSET LEVEL 2: globally recognised WINE COURSE now Up your wine game in 3 intense days. Do the wine spirit education trust level 2 certificate in wine with Caro Feely, accredited wine educator, published author and winemaker on a working organic biodynamic vineyard near Bordeaux and Bergerac on the border of the Dordogne, the Gironde…

Gold Trophy for the Feelys at French Wine Tourism competition in Paris

Gold Trophy for Chateau Feely tours at national wine tourism awards Chateau Feely, the organic and biodynamic estate where many French Wine Adventures tours and classes take place, has won a gold trophy in the first national wine tourism competition in France. The coveted awards organised by Terre de Vins lauréats first Wine Tourism Trophys were unveiled at…

Visit Bordeaux and the Cité du Vin

Visiting Bordeaux and the ‘Cité du Vin’ Bordeaux is a magical city. Lanes in the old town have been closed to cars. It’s picturesque and great for walking. Many of the sights are within an easy self guided walking route you can follow with a map provided by the Tourist Office. Given the size of…

French Wine News

What is a Grand Cru? In each edition of the Wine Adventurer I will offer more info on French Wine. Join our newsletter below to receive these quarterly offerings: A selection of Grand Crus of France from our Grand Cru Wine Class A grand cru is a regional wine classification designating a vineyard with a…

Estate Spotlights

Spotlight on Chateau Angelus Angelus offers classic clay & limestone vineyards at the foot of the hill of St Emilion (about 1 mile from the village). Planted to 47% cab franc, 50% merlot and 3% cab sauv, it has one of the St Emilion wines I have tasted. At €120 (2002) to €400 (2005) they’re…