Come as a stranger,
Leave as a friend.

I believe that wine represents the expression of the culture of a “place” and its people.  The trips I lead are a discovery of these cultures through the fantastic wines we will drink and the remarkable hospitality that is granted to us. 

These trips are unique because our hosts are also my friends in Bordeaux, Champagne and  Burgundy, and Alsace, each opening the doors of their chateau and cellars for you, my small group of friends from the United States.  Chateaux are like you and me, they open only their very best for their closest friends. 

So be ready, in a week’s time you will experience spectacular settings, luxury accommodations, exquisite food pairing, and everything from barrel tastings to 40-year-old library wines … come enjoy!


Jean-Noël Fourmeaux du Sartel