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Relais & Châteaux offers you a veritable world tour. Whatever the occasion, however long you stay, each of our hotels will offer you the very best of its culture and region.
 
 
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World Wine Tour

Indulge yourself this fall with a whirlwind tour of the world’s greatest wine regions. Begin in Napa Valley with a stay at the famed Auberge du Soleil. Dine on their terrace, overlooking the vineyards of Napa and the hot air balloonists as you sip a glass of Far Niente.

After a day spent sampling the region’s greatest wines, treat yourself to a dinner at the internationally-acclaimed restaurant, The French Laundry.

Move on then from Napa to France and the celebrated Bordeaux region. Stay at Château Cordeillan Bages and let yourself be seduced by the best Bordeaux grand crus. Study at Ecole de Bordeaux and develop your palate even further.

Discover some of the oldest vineyards in the world at Casa da Calçada, a splendid XVIth century palace, in the historical heart of the quaint town of Amarante. Visit the heart of the Douro Valley, the Land of Port Wine, and indulge in the pleasures of wine tasting and great food!

No wine tour is complete without a stop in Franschoek, South Africa. A luxurious stay at Le Quartier Francais will be enhanced by gourmet cuisine and superb South African wines. Try their "Wine-tasting on horseback" experience for an unforgettable adventure you will talk about for years to come!

To cap off this around-the-world extravaganza, head off to Australia, and the Yarra Valley outside of Melbourne. Base yourself at the elegantly luxurious Chateau Yering as you spend many glorious days wandering through Australia’s famed wineries. The Burgundian varieties of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir shall particularly delight!

Casa da Calçada
Hotel and restaurant in town
The lemon-yellow facade of the Casa da Calçada hints at the sunny stay that awaits at this hotel. Situated in the heart of the town of Amarante, between the bustle of Porto and the sun-dappled countryside of the Douro Valley, both less than an hour away, this building dating back to the 16th century, with its golden baroque interiors, is a favourite with those who love beauty, golf, great wine and gastronomy. Nearby you find a splendid 18-hole golf course. The hotel also produces “Vinho Verde” wines, and on-site activities include a tour of the region’s best wine “quintas” that will ensure that you never forget the differences between Tawny, Ruby, White or Vintage Port. ...Read more
Portugal, Amarante

Château Cordeillan-Bages
Grands Chefs Relais & Châteaux Restaurant of a Grand Chef Relais & Châteaux and hotel in a vineyard
On the route of the châteaux, close to Château Lynch-Bages, grand cru classé of Pauillac, this 17th century charterhouse invites you to discover true art de vivre. Around a garden, the bright guestrooms with their muted, timeless décor, the pool, the sauna and the terraces near the vineyards create a haven of well-being. In the dining room, Jean-Luc Rocha, Best Worker of France, refines the products of the South West and proposes a delightful dialogue between a contemporary cuisine and the Bordeaux grand crus. Visits to châteaux, tasting classes, elaboration of own wine, strolling with the family in the village… Share the savoir-vivre of Epicurean Médoc. ...Read more
France, Pauillac

The French Laundry
Grands Chefs Relais & Châteaux Restaurant of a Grand Chef Relais & Châteaux in the country
Chef Thomas Keller’s technique has become so famous that Pixar studios asked him to create the ratatouille featured at the end of the film “Ratatouille”. In the heart of Napa Valley, this Chef, whose restaurant Per Se is a New York culinary landmark, has created one of California’s finest dining spots. Working closely with fellow Chef David Breeden, Keller and his team serve minimalist cuisine using products like oysters and truffles in “sequenced meals”: in order to maximize surprises, no single ingredient is ever repeated in a meal. There is a new menu every day, and the herbs and vegetables come straight from the culinary garden. ...Read more
United States, Yountville

Auberge du Soleil
Hotel and restaurant in a vineyard
In the midst of the famous vineyards of Napa Valley, French restaurateur Claude Rouas and his business partner Robert Harmon have created an elegant hotel hidden away in an olive grove reminiscent of Provence. The secluded, romantic hillside “maisons”, with their private terraces, custom furnishings and fireplaces, overlook the sculpture garden, which features over 100 works by renowned artists. The Mediterranean-inspired cuisine offers the very best of the region, as does the spa, with treatments based on grapes, olives, herbs and flowers. The 15,000-bottle wine cellar will transport wine lovers to heaven, as they watch the sun setting on the horizon. ...Read more
United States, Rutherford


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    This year’s Coburg Wine Open is being staged from 13. to 17. October and is dedicated to such delightful matters as the sensational vintage of 1990, Angelo Gaja and the Revolution of Piedmont, the icon Château Petrus, a fascinating comparison of Château Haut-Brion and Château La Mission Haut-Brion as well as the Domaine Dom Pérignon with its newly released vintages and some of the classics of this matchless house.

  • World Wine Tour

    Indulge yourself this fall with a whirlwind tour of the world’s greatest wine regions. Begin in Napa Valley with a stay at the famed Auberge du Soleil. Dine on their terrace, overlooking the vineyards of Napa and the hot air balloonists as you sip a glass of Far Niente...