Exclusive trip to Domaine Serene's Historic Château in Burgundy, France
Package for three couples includes:
Exclusive accommodations at Ken and Grace Evenstad’s home, the historic Château de la Crée for four nights for six people (Check-in on Monday and depart on Friday)
Group welcome reception in the Château’s Grand Salon with wine
Private vineyard tour of four of the Château’s estate vineyards in the Côte de Beaune, conducted by the winemaker
Lunch with the Winemaker and Commercial Director after the vineyard tour
Private winery tour with the winemaker, capped off by a barrel tasting of rare wines
Tour of the ancient caves under the Château, followed by a tasting of Château de la Crée’s current releases
Private tasting of Evenstad Estates Wines including Château de la Crée and Domaine Serene
Private tour of the famed Hospices de Beaune
Tour of a private cooperage
Full mixed case of Evenstad Estates wines
Dedicated concierge to assist in coordinating itinerary details and making reservations
Grace and Ken Evenstad, Founders of Domaine Serene, fulfilled their long-held dream of purchasing vineyards and a winery château in the Côte-d’Or of Burgundy, France in 2015.
Located in the beautiful village of Santenay, Château de la Crée dates back to 1431 when it was owned by Nicolas Rolin, Chancellor of Philip the Good, the third Duke of Burgundy. Nicolas and his wife Guigone de Salins also built the Hôtel-Dieu in the town of Beaune, where they established the celebrated Hospices de Beaune in 1443.
Your group of six will call Château de la Crée home for up to four nights.
The Château has been completely renovated and redecorated. All bedrooms and suites have private baths and new king size beds.
Experience the rich history and culture of the land and its vignerons, vines and wines on an extraordinary guided tour of the Château’s vineyard holdings in some of Burgundy’s most prestigious appellations, including Pommard, Volnay, Meursault, Puligny-Montrachet, Chassagne-Montrachet, Santenay and Maranges.
In four of these vineyards, your group will enjoy a bottle of wine made from the very vines that surround you. Following your vineyard tour, enjoy lunch at the picturesque Le Terroir in Santenay. See the astonishingly ancient caves, some dating as far back as the 15th century, located underneath the Château with a guided tour, followed by a unique wine tasting of rare Château de la Crée wines.
Your group will also enjoy a private tour of one of the most prestigious historic monuments in the world: the Hospices de Beaune. The Hospices, a charitable hospital for the underprivileged from 1452 until the 1970’s, is now the site of the world’s most famous wine auction, now in its 155th year.
Following the tour, the afternoon is yours to explore the town of Beaune, do some shopping,
and have lunch in a cozy restaurant or outdoor café. Another fascinating experience during your stay will be an in-depth introduction to the art of barrel making, via a private tour of a local cooperage. Learn about a cooper’s method of toasting the wood, and how barrels used for aging can make or break wines.
THIS PACKAGE WILL BE SOLD AS ONE LOT FOR THREE COUPLES.
Contributed by: Grace & Ken Evenstad, Evenstad Estates