Wine and golf holidays in France are the next big thing, says Forbes.com
Wine and golf holidays are our favourites. Add Bordeaux to the mix and you have the perfect formula for a dream holiday. The secret is out!
Wine and golf holidays are gaining popularity worldwide, says the wine writer Tom Mullen in a new article on Forbes.com.
We were pleased to speak with Tom while he was researching the article. We were able to tell him about our Greens & Grapes service and the work that goes in behind the scenes to create magical wine and golf holidays in France.
Tom is an excellent source of news and information on wine in Bordeaux. You can follow him on Twitter or at Vino Voices. It was a great chance to chat to him about what the Bordeaux region offers wine and golf lovers.
“We had a group of eight lads who visited,” Sylvie said in the article. “Experienced golfers who do a tour every year. They were absolutely blown away by the experience of spending three hours at a vineyard in Margaux. It has to be an unforgettable experience.”
In the article we were also able to highlight our personal service and local knowledge. “It’s like inviting friends and telling them where to eat. They travel for four days but don’t want to waste hours trying to find the right restaurant,” said Sylvie.
“A [hotel] concierge can put something together for them, but usually the overall organisation is not pro-active. Instead, we give an idea to the client, then listen to what they want.”
The best golf courses in south-west France
The Forbes article also showcased many of our favourite golf courses in the Bordeaux region. These include Golf du Medoc (recently voted the best golf course in France), Golf de Lacanau near the Atlantic Ocean, and the wonderful Grand Saint-Emilionnais Golf Club.
The quality of the golf courses within two hours of Bordeaux often surprised visitors as well, Lucius told Tom.
We also spoke about some of our partners Château Boyd-Cantenac in Margaux – a Grand Cru Classé estate – and Château Troplong Mondot, which produces organic Premier Cru wines using dray horses to plough the vineyard.
We can help you arrange your dream wine and golf holiday. Why not get in touch today?