B-Winemaker is offering a unique workshop in southwest France which allows you to invent “a wine to your own taste and a label in your own style” and leave with an entirely personalised bottle of French wine.
The workshop begins with participants tasting and commenting on nine different wines with support from professionals, in order to determine their personal taste preferences. Next, they are invited to test four blends of varieties from Château Haut-Sarpe (Saint-Emilion Grande Cru Classé) in order to create their own wine.
The experience doesn’t end there as the new winemakers must bottle their wine, design the cork, cap and label with the help of an iPad and add the finishing touches to their unique vintage wine. The whole process is a unique and convivial experience lasting an hour and a half. An essential way to take a little of Saint-Emilion home with you! The laboratory where the workshops take place can accommodate up to 16 people.
For an even more complete experience, the workshop can be coupled with a tasting session and one-hour tour of Château Haut-Sarpe, taking in the winery, the château grounds and the grape-picker’s village, a small hamlet of renovated buildings for accommodating seasonal workers, where you will find a wine bar, the wine-making laboratory, wineries, a gîte for travellers on the route to Santiago de Compostela and a windmill.
The workshop runs daily for both individuals and groups; reservations are required. The full experience is offered at the price of €80 (all taxes included) (€75 for the workshop and €5 for the château tour) – 2011 rates.