August 30 - September 5, 2020
Join James Sichel and Director of Fine Wines, Peter Smolarz on their unforgettable trip to Bordeaux!
You and a guest can win a luxurious getaway featuring a five nights stay in Bordeaux and one night in Cucugnan with World Palate Tours.
The wines of Bordeaux have long been celebrated by wine enthusiasts as the ultimate examples of high quality, and those produced by the Sichel family estates receive much of this praise! The Sichels are a family of winemakers, château owners, and négociants for a number of acclaimed estates in the famed region. Join us on an inspiring tour of Bordeaux as you visit the iconic châteaux, vineyards, and estates owned by the Sichel Family alongside Willow Park Wines & Spirits Director of Fine Wine Peter Smolarz!
Your wonderful tour begins on Sunday in the city of Bordeaux at the beautiful Hôtel de Sèze, where you will meet your group before enjoying a celebratory dinner at L’Entrecote restaurant.
On Monday, you will be greeted at the Sichel offices in Bordeaux by James Sichel and be led through a comprehensive tasting of wines and Château d’Orignac Cognacs. In the afternoon, you will have a choice of a cooking class or a game of golf with James.
Tuesday you will find yourself in the Médoc, the world’s most famous wine region. You will visit the Sichel family estate, Château Angludet, the legendary Château Palmer, and the newly opened cellars of Château Lynch-Bages.
Wednesday will see you travelling to the village of St. Emilion, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Here, you will visit wineries, enjoy a spectacular lunch, and embark on a tour of the underground cathedral.
You will head south on Thursday to Pessac-Léognan and Sauternes. Your visit would not be complete without a stop at Château d'Yquem.
On Friday you spend the day at Domaine de Pellehaut, owned by the charming Matthieu, Aurélie and Martin Beraut. You will discover the world famous spirit Armagnac and enjoy a delicious Gascogne meal. In the late afternoon you will head to Cucugnan in the foothills of the Pyrenees. Château Trillol is your host winery in this picturesque village. You will enjoy a wine tasting, a food and wine pairing, and a visit to one of the many castles constructed by the Cathar civilization.
Enjoy a leisurely start to your Saturday before our luxury bus takes you back to the Toulouse train station or airport.
Follow us on Instagram at @WillowParkWines for an additional entry!
Winner will be announced after our Sale-A-Bration week in March 2020.
Terms: Includes 5 nights’ accommodation in Bordeaux and 1 night accommodation in Cucugnan, based on double occupancy. Tours, tastings, all meals and activities as described above following afternoon check-in at the Hôtel De Sèze in Bordeaux until the tour concludes following breakfast service in Cucugnan.
No purchase necessary. Contest open to all legal residents of Alberta, Canada. Entrants must be over the age of twenty -five (25) at the time of entry. Odds of winning depend on the number of entries received. Enter online at www.willowpark.net during the contest period. There is no limit to the number of times an entrant may enter the Contest. The trip includes accommodation, ground transportation, selected meals, wine tasting, winery tours, cooking classes..