Sunday, 1 October 2017

24th - 30th September


Cruising through the heart of Burgundy – home to many wonderful wines, this week we offered wine enthusiasts extra, personalised tours of the areas most enchanting local vineyards. Passengers enjoyed sunny cruising weather and trips to prestigious vineyards including:

Caves de Bailly Lapierre - Bailly
Domaine Brocard - Chablis
Chateau Meursault - Beaune
Darling matriarch Jacqueline at William Charriat - Irancy 
Domaine Bernard Fleuriet & Fils - Sancerre
Chateau Tracy - Pouilly-sur-Loire
Inspiring Maria Cuny of her own domaine - Vézelay

Stopping at the top of the the Volnay vineyards

Not to forget either cultural visits to the Hospice de Beaune, Basilica of Mary Magdalene in Vézelay and La Chartreuse Nôtre Dame du Valle St Jean at Basseville.

Guests selected their favourite wines and enjoyed them over dinner back on the Luciole, paired with the culinary delights coming from the kitchen by chef Jade. 

Still so warm lunches were served on deck

Happy birthday to lovely guest Dot, a cool glass of Sancerre in hand cruising along the Nivernais – you’re only as old as you feel! Congratulations also on your wedding anniversary with husband Joseph and we all thank you for your delicious blackberry Kir, sipped with your celebration cake.

Feeling rather vinegary after a joyous week of sipping Burgundian and Loire wines it was time for our passengers to leave us, the week was a great success and the Luciole is very sad indeed to see you depart! 

PS. Penny sends thanks and raises a glass to you all and wishes the week was just about to start all over again today....

From the first tasting to the last - loved your company - merci millions to you all

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