Meet the People, Drink their Wine, Live the Life.

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Sébastien's Story

Travel Date: June 23-June 30, 2019

A lifestyle worth sharing

Sébastien Marquet knows "Joie De Vivre".  The quintessential, acclaimed winemaker with deep roots in the heart of Burgundy, has a  lust for wine, for life, and people.  Simple  and genuine, warm and approachable, these are the qualities that attracted me to Sébastien and those which will forever keep me close to him.  

Sebastien and my own philosophy of wine are parallel in many ways,  yet Sebastien's gentle way of teaching without preaching has profoundly affected me.   His rustic manner, enriched with a heavy dose of positivity and humour serves to enlighten my perspective on nature, farming, and life... a lifestyle worth sharing.  Sébastien's passion and enjoyment for wine has opened the door to many lasting friendships; these lucky people include French Purpan School interns who spend 3 months a year with Sébastien learning about life and tending to vines, while studying the wine making process.  Academics who visit Sébastien continue to seek his feedback and knowledge.  Winery owners depend on his guidance from 34 years experience in the field.  Last, yet not in the least, our three boys, now grown men, have gained a tremendous number of life lessons from their time in the vineyard with a father, and mentor who practices what he preaches.  

A few years in our relationship, it became clear to me that Sébastien possessed something very special; he is a natural teacher, with an innate ability to inspire people of all walks of life.  He demystifies the complexities of wine, winemaking and the wine world.  All this, he accomplishes in a simple and genuine way, for all to understand and be enlightened.  No doubt, being from Burgundy must have something to do with his way.  The wine culture runs deep through the veins of those born there.  It is so engrained in the makeup of each day  that it essentially becomes a visceral part of the life of every citizen.   The Burgundy lifestyle, woven with wholesome food,  wine, family and friends, is an intrinsic element of Sébastien’s very being: his Burgundy Roots.

Years ago, I suggested to Sébastien that it would be a wonderful idea to take a few of our winery clients and friends to Burgundy.  As a native, and a winemaker,  we would gain a back door access to the places we'd like to visit, and his ability to share this most important aspect of his life in such a natural way seemed like a perfect scenario for both us, and those who would like to come along.

We ventured off to our first Burgundy Experience in 2010.  The trip was a smash.  We all had a wonderful time, and our friends and clients  were moved in unexpected ways .  We created stronger bonds with them, connected with many of our Burgundian winemaker friends, saw amazing sights, tasted delectable wines, and visited vineyards, chateaux, and domaines.  The process made us discover that we wanted to continue to share what we love, the Burgundy lifestyle, with clients and friends.  We decided that we would do it again, and again, and again.  Each planned experience evolved with its own wonderful surprises, anecdotes, laughter, and joyful moments.  2019 marks our 5th Burgundy Experience to date.  We look forward to what awaits us.  We invite you to explore this site, and see what we have planned for this upcoming Burgundy Experience 2019.    

Come with us,  live The Burgundy Lifestyle... meet the people, drink their wine...live the life... with the Burgundy Experience!

See you in Burgundy,

Isabelle

June 23- June 29, 2019

 
 
 
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June 23- June 29, 2019

THE TRIP INCLUDES:

-7 NIGHTS INCLUDING BREAKFASTS AT HOTEL DE LA POSTE, IN THE CAPITAL OF WINE COUNTRY, BEAUNE.

-5 BISTRO LUNCHES, 2 DINNERS FEATURING TRADITIONAL BURGUNDY MENU.

-BUS TRAVEL IN PRIVATE AND SPACIOUS MERCEDES BUS DURING THE DAY.

-ENTRANCE FEES FOR WINERIES, and CHATEAUX.

-ACCESS TO NON-TOURISTIC BURGUNDY ESTABLISHMENTS.

Offering: $3500/Per Person (Double Occupancy) $3850/Per Person (Single Occupancy)