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WOMEN WINEMAKERS OF THE

Loire Valley

FRANCE
Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site for its glamorous landscapes and chateaux, the Loire Valley offers a 1,000-km wine route that reveals historic monuments, royal abbeys, and prestigious world-famous wine districts. Join us on this journey next spring!

UPCOMING TOUR - 7 DAYS 6 NIGHTS  -  APRIL 3-9 2023

Hidden behind each renowned wine district is a famous Loire chateau: Chenonceau, Chambord,  Saumur, and Chinon. More than one thousand vineyards including specially accredited wine cellars, where you will meet extraordinary women winemakers and taste their numerous types of Loire Valley wines. Meet these women behind some of the best wines in France and learn how they broke the glass ceiling of wine making.
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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
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Winery Tour

Visit seven different domaine that are owned by women for a personal encounter and learn about their challenges as change makers in an industry that is still dominant by men.

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Flower Workshop

Learn how to master the art of making a unique flower composition from flowers cultivated especially in the castle flowers garden.

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Accommodation

Stay in a spectacular and historic building in the heart of the Loire valley reimagined by the two starred Michelin owner and chef Christoper Hay.

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River Boat

Sail along the Loire river on an iconic wooden boat passing by magnificent chateaux while sharing a glass of wine and a gourmet lunch.

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Nicknamed the "Ladies' Château", discover how the French queens and other powerful women curated this architectural feast as it grew over the centuries.

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Cooking Workshop

A master chef and a winegrower will host this culinary workshop with moments to savour. 

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MEET YOUR HOST
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Serendipity Winery Co-Owner and Winemaker

Katie was born and raised in Toronto and received her BSc in Biology at Hamilton’s McMaster University. After ruling out medical school, Katie was accepted into law school but had time off between her undergrad and the start of the next session, so she travelled to Naramata to assist her mom Judy, in the interim. However, she ended up loving the work at the winery so much that she deferred her law school acceptance and has stayed on at Serendipity full time.

 

Katie has recently completed a three-month stage at New Zealand’s ultra-modern Delegat Wine Estate, where she worked harvest for the 2016 vintage. She has completed her winemaking degree with UC Davis in California and got 100% on her final exam.

 

As a part-owner with her mom at Serendipity, Katie spends most of her time in the cellar making wine but also spends part of her day doing marketing and administration, helping Judy run the winery behind the scenes.

 

Next spring, Katie is excited to lead this unique tour and accompany you with her professional insights on a journey to discover the women winemakers of the Loire Valley.

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