A unique yoga and mindful wine-tasting experience in the Dordogne, on an organic vineyard, in Saussignac, near Bergerac, mid way between Bordeaux and Sarlat
Join Caro Feely, organic winegrower, certified wine educator and registered yoga teacher for a stroll through the vines and a gentle yoga class in the vines (in the shade near the vines in summer) followed by a mindful wine-tasting experience. The experience starts with a visit of Feely organic, biodynamic vineyard on a stroll down to where we do a follow a gentle yoga sequence suitable for beginners. After your yoga you will be ready for a wine-tasting using mindfulness to explore the true character of the wines.
Minimum booking is 2 people and maximum 12 people.
Price: 30 euro per person
Timing: Thursday 10h30 to 12h30 (for groups of 4 or more any day and custom timing is possible depending on availability – please get in touch). Reservation at least 24 hours in advance.
What is Mindful Wine Tasting? Why does yoga help us to taste mindfully?
Wine tasting is about using your senses. Taking time to appreciate a wine – to fully engage with a wine is a form of respect: respect for the work that went into it; for the nature and sunlight that created it; and for yourself.
You could call it ‘mindful’ wine drinking. It is a way to learn more about wine and what you like so you can get more enjoyment from it. What is important with mindful wine tasting is to take a few moments to concentrate your senses, let go of your other thoughts and be totally focused on the wine.
Its almost like getting into meditation. This is why yoga can help to prepare for mindful wine tasting. Yoga prepares the mind for meditation and this is exactly what we need to be prepared for mindful wine-tasting.
Here is a selection of the potential wines we will taste (this could be slightly different depending on availability)
• Feely Sincerité, a zesty pure sauvignon blanc grown on limestone with fresh citrus flavours and minerality
• Feely Générosité, a dry barrel aged sémillon with notes of vanilla, apple pie and apricot compote
• Feely Sensualite, a dry rosé made from luscious merlot grapes picked just right for strawberry flavoured freshness
• Feely Résonance, a pure merlot aged in stainless steel with a touch of smoke and minerality from flint and limestone
• Feely Grâce, a merlot cabernet sauvignon blend 100% barrel aged
Chateau Feely is winner of the Gold Trophy for education and valorisation of ecological practices at the first French Wine Tourism Competition in 2019 and the has been awarded the Tripadvisor certificate of excellence for more than 5 years. You can also experience a half day wine tour, full day wine tour, and multi day gourmet experiences with us – see multi day wine tours.