From the moment we arrived at The Wine Lodge and were met by Sean we felt welcome and at home.
The lodge is fantastic with 2 large bedrooms (both ensuite) and 1 with access direct to the wonderful terrace. The kitchen/dining area is equipped with everything you need including oven, dishwasher, fridge (very important for the wine) and Wi-Fi which is available throughout the lodge.
After around 15 minutes Caro popped in to ensure we were ok and brought a bottle of the most amazing sparkling wine for us to try. Caro is infectiously enthusiastic and very helpful, recommending a walk to the village of Saussignac (5 mins walk) that evening to the local restaurant, lion d'or. The food there was reasonably priced and very tasty. Following this we headed back to The Wine Lodge to enjoy a couple of bottles of Sean and Caro's organic wine (which is amazing).
The next day on Caro's recommendation we visited the village of Issigeac (15-20 min drive) for the Sunday market and a wander around the picturesque square. The rest of the day was spent chilling out on the terrace of The Wine Lodge drinking more of Chateau Feely's sparkling wine (and a couple of the reds). The best thing about the organic wine from Chateau Feely is that you get absolutely no headache the next day.
On Monday we visited St Emillion with Caro. Whilst there we visited a couple of vineyards/chateau's and enjoyed a lovely lunch in the square. During this trip we learnt a lot about winemaking and the advantages of organic farming. Caro is very knowledgeable and even for amateurs like our group managed to explain the processes involved and helped us enjoy our tasting.
The location is incredibly peaceful whilst still being close enough to explore the surrounding area. We will definitely be back soon as there is still a few places nearby we didn't get chance to see and more importantly the wine was the best we tasted in our week in France (and since returning)
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