California and England await! Sir Peter Michael, his son Paul and daughter-in-law Emily have assembled a once-in-a-lifetime experience that offers a simply divine package of Peter Michael wine, a stay at their serene property in Knights Valley, and a trip to their United Kingdom hotel and spa.
The guesthouse at the beautiful Peter Michael Winery in Knights Valley awaits, you’ll spend two incredible nights of sheer respite in Sonoma County wine country. You will be treated to a private vineyard tour on the 630-acre estate – from the volcanic ridges on the western face of Mount St. Helena to the Knights Valley floor – followed by a private tasting of terroir-driven wines paired with lunch by Winery Chef Jacob Kossman.
For your UK adventure … the Michaels invite you to experience The Vineyard, nestled in the Newbury, Berkshire region of England. Your party of four will be guests of the Michael family at their five-star Relais & Chateaux hotel, restaurant and spa.
Spend two nights in one of the property’s elegantly furnished rooms. Each morning, the hotel’s talented chefs using the finest local ingredients prepare breakfast. Your first evening’s dinner will be prepared by Tom Scade, the property’s Executive Chef. For your final evening, you will enjoy a seven-course Judgment of Paris tasting menu. This meal celebrates the momentous occasion of the 1976 “Judgment of Paris” tasting at which an all-French panel of experts blind tasted the best California wines alongside the finest wines Burgundy and Bordeaux had to offer. Despite their convictions and devotion to French wines, the judges miraculously found the American wines superior! So that you can judge for yourself, the hotel’s sommeliers will pair a glass of French and a glass of Californian wine to each course – let the judging commence!
Your trip will also include a restorative fifty-five minute treatment for each guest at The Vineyard Spa; choose a dip in the pool, a spa bath, a relaxing steam or sauna or time to enjoy a good book in blissful comfort.
For fans of the acclaimed show, “Downton Abbey,” experience a guided tour of the nearby Highclere Castle, the home of the Earl and Countess of Carnarvon and the set of the show.
After your travels, relive your experiences at home with two Double Magnum bottles of Peter Michael Winery’s flagship wine, Les Pavots. Named for the wild poppies that flourish on the estate, this is the wine Sir Peter envisioned when he purchased the Knights Valley property – a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot crafted to express the full spectrum of red Bordeaux varietals.
Dates to be mutually agreed upon, blackout dates include holidays. Highclere Castle visit to be booked on a mutually agreed upon date; expires September 20, 2020, and cannot be sold to any other auctions. Airfare is not included.
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2012 Peter Michael Winery Les Pavots Bordeaux Blend, Knights Valley, 2 3-LITERS
Travel & Lodging
2 night stay for 2 couples at the Peter Michael Winery guest house in Knights Valley
2 night stay at the 5-star The Vineyard Relais & Châteaux hotel in Newbury, Berkshire for 2 couples
Private tour, tasting and wine-paired lunch for 4
Private tour of Highclere Castle, set of Downton Abbey
Complimentary 55 minute spa treatment for each guest
VIP tour and ride access
Private behind-the-scenes tour of Disneyland with author Marcy Carriker Smothers
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