Château Feely Vignoble Feely

HOME VINEYARD SHARE OUR WINES TOURS &EVENTS GUESTHOUSE &GITES PRESS &PHOTOS ABOUT US &CONTACT

Road to Feely CONTACT US
caro@feelywines.com
Tel: +33(0)553 227271

Sean and Caro Feely
Château Feely
24240 Saussignac France

Subscribe to our newsletter
  • Recipes and Pairing ideas
  • Vineyard Share
  • Wine Tours & Lunches
  • Our story & photos
  • Nature & biodynamics

    Terroir Feely:
    Sentez, Vivez , Rêvez
    ~ Feel, Live, Dream

  • The stompin Team 2010

    Vine Share: journey from vine to wine

    Have you ever dreamed of owning your own vineyard? Our ‘Vine Share’ includes the rent of a set of vines in our organic vineyard in South West France, your name on your vines and a wine share: the perfect gift a winelover. Participate in grape picking (and stomping!), harvest celebrations & more.

    To order & pay by credit card using the very secure payments company, PayPal, click the wine share you want below.

  • VOYAGER VINE SHARE with shipping of 6 bottles to any country in the EU included €120
  • CLASSIC VINE SHARE 1 year with 12 bottles of wine (no shipping) for each year: from €99 to €199
  • INTERNATIONAL VINE SHARE: your vines, photo and a gift set anywhere in the world €125
  • FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: our events, how does it work & more....

    'The best Christmas gift I ever received' Noel Traynor

    Picnic 2010

    VIDEO: Watch our 3 minute video of the harvest weekend.

    Process the order and fill in the details of your giftee in the 'note to seller / delivery instructions' or email us caro@feelywines.com
    1. the name you would like on the certificate
    2. the address you want the pack (photo, certificate and letter) sent to if different to the one on the order
    3. Your gift message (including who it is from if more than yourself).

    For share certs in the post allow 10 days from order. If your share is urgent we can email the letter and photo. Any problems email caro@feelywines.com.

    ‘I was delighted to come up with such an original gift,’ Bríd, Ireland

    'Great company,marvelous food and wonderful wine.' Rita and Donal Kavanagh, Ireland

    Caroline and Seán enjoying the craic on the shareholder weekend FRENCH WINE ADVENTURES: Visit wine tours, courses & holidays in the Bordeaux Region for wine experiences like 'Play Winemaker for a Day', the Medoc or St Emilion Grand Cru tours or our idyllic organic vineyard walking holidays.

    Voyager Vine Share

    A Chateau Feely Voyager vine share includes:
    1. Rent of 6 vines in Chateau Feely’s Garrigue vineyard for a year
    2. A ‘Vineyard Share’ certificate and photo of your named vine
    3. Your name on an oak sign on your vine in the vineyard for your year of membership
    4. Invitations to member’s events - including the opportunity to try your hand at picking and participate in a ‘vendange’ (harvest) celebration
    5. Visits to Chateau Feely to inspect your row of vines at any time
    6. A newsletter about what’s happening in the vineyard
    7. A six-pack of wine (6 bottles - the default is red merlot but it can be a mix of red and white) from your vineyard shipped to your door within the EU

    An oak name plaque in Hillside Vineyard Voyager Vineyard Share 1 year: €120

    Classic Vineyard Share

    A Chateau Feely classic vine share includes:
    1. Rent of a set of 6 vines in Chateau Feely’s vineyards for a year/two years and a case of 12 wines for your 1 or 2 years of membershop from the vineyard you select to be collected at the Chateau (they can shipped to members in Ireland/ UK/ France at extra cost please visit Delivery Options for details of the price which includes relevant taxes and shipping)
    2. A ‘Vineyard Share’ certificate and photo of your name on the row
    3. Your name on an oak sign on your set of vines in the vineyard for your year/s of membership
    4. Invitations to member’s events - including the opportunity to try your hand at picking and participate in a ‘vendange’ (harvest) celebration
    5. Visits to Chateau Feely to inspect your row of vines at any time
    6. A newsletter about what’s happening in the vineyard

    ‘Thank you so much for making our visit to you so enjoyable’ George and Cherry, UK

    The shares run from the purchase date for a full year. The vintage you get lags the year of your share by about three years because our red wines are released 3 years after vintage. You will typically get the most recent vintage available.

    The difference between Garrigue and Hillside: Garrigue is an excellent parcel for powerful but relatively easy-drinking merlot. Hillside is very low yield and has highly concentrated berries, a south-east facing slope and old vines therefore producing a more complex 'vin-de-garde' (aging) wine than its neighbour Garrigue. The wine resulting from Garrigue is typically lightly oaked while the wine from Hillside is 100% aged in French oak barrels. The white option offers a selection of the white wines we have available to the shareholder.

    Hillside Vineyard in the Autumn Garrigue Red Vine Share 1 year-: €99

    White Vine Share 1 year-: €160
    Hillside Vine Share 1 year-: €199
    If you are not ready to purchase but want to know more about it email us caro@feelywines.com. We look forward to hearing from you!


    Vineyard shareholder harvest dinner 08

    The International Vine Share - for those further afield in the Asia Pac, Africa or North America... own a little of France to taste at home

    'At my friend's 50th I was the "awesome" present giver. Everyone raved about your international vineyard share!' BJ, Australia A Chateau Feely international vineyard share includes:
    1. Rent of a vine in Chateau Feely’s Hillside La Source vineyard for a year
    2. A ‘Vineyard Share’ certificate and photo of your named vine
    3. Your name on an oak sign on your vine in the vineyard for your year of membership
    4. Invitations to member’s events - including the opportunity to try your hand at picking and participate in a ‘vendange’ (harvest) celebration
    The International Vineyard Shareholder Gift Package

    5. Visits to Chateau Feely to inspect your row of vines at any time
    6. A newsletter about what’s happening in the vineyard
    7. A gift pack sent directly to you anywhere in the world including:

  • a bottle of wine from your vineyard (our La Source red blend - for those who don't drink red we offer our premium sauvignon blanc dry white or our exclusive saussignac dessert wine)
  • a chic black sommelier / chef apron
  • a copy of Caro's book 'Grape Expectations'
  • your certificate and photos of your vine in France

    The International Vine Share 1 year: €125

    Chateau Feely, Terroir Feely is 1 hr 30 drive from Bordeaux airport (direct flights from Ireland, UK, Paris etc) and 15 minutes by car from Bergerac airport (direct flights from the UK). The ferry ports are an 8-10 hour drive away.

    Frequently Asked Questions about the Vineyard Share

    How to order and options can be found at the top of this page.

    Why are there different options? The harvest celebration dinner in Saussignac Castle on the vineyard shareholder weekend in France

    There are share options for collecting from the property (the 'classic') but we found many of our Irish shareholders flew since fly-drive was less time consuming and often cheaper than ferry-drive so we created the 'delivered' half-case Voyager option for European shareholders (although if you are driving and stocking up on wine the tax savings can pay for your trip).

    How do I add shipping to the classic wine share options?

    Shipping doesn’t come automatically with the 'classic' options as many people collect or wait to see if they are able to collect then organise shipping later if necessary. If you know you want it shipped it's a good idea to do it immediately as this will guarantee it a place on our next delivery. With the paypal screen open with your vine share already in the cart click through to: Classic vines share delivery options and click on the delivery you want - this should automatically add the delivery to your cart. Sometimes the original paypal page with only the share will still be open so, to avoid confusion, close it before proceeding on your paypal page that has the share and the shipping on it.

    If you already paid for the share and want to organise shipping then click the link above, select the delivery you want then proceed through the steps with paypal.

    When are the events?

    Ripe Merlot in the Hillside parcel We run two events for shareholders. Shareholders can visit us and their row at any time (with a few days notice to make sure one of us is available). You are welcome to stay on in the area and organise activities like a wine class or visit to St Emilion with Caroline to complement the day (see details of Caroline tours and classes at www.frenchwineadventures.com ).

    Our Harvest weekend is the first weekend of October. Harvest Day is on the Saturday.

    How much does the Harvest weekend cost?

    Views to dive into The harvest day is free for shareholders. The dinner in the castle is €40 per person. We also offer optional extras like a walk in the vineyard with gourmet lunch on the Sunday and a visit to St Emilion grand crus on the Monday with lunch in St Emilion village so those who can stay and are interested in Bordeaux wines can make the most of the trip. Email caro@feelywines.com for details.

    Where do we stay?

    There is great B&B accommodation in walking distance and a little further from around €80 per night for 2 sharing (ie €40pp).

    The places we recommend to stay are (please tell them you came on our recommendation):

  • our own self-catering holiday houses: the Gites at Chateau Feely
  • www.chateaudesbaudry.com A luxury chateau; Helene and Francois are delightful and offer gourmet food.
  • www.domaine-de-rudel.com Nadine is wonderful and they offer a great dinner and are also an easy walk from the Lion D'Or restaurant.

    Other places we recommend a little further away: Odette at Famille Moutier has 10 rooms available. It is about 10 mins from Saussignac so very convenient and also a very friendly place with a superb dinner available on the Friday evening. Xavier, Odette's son speaks good English and he can read English from you and reply to your email in English so you can contact them direct: La Famille Moutier, Thénac, 24240 Thénac Tél : 05.53.58.47.39 Site : Chez Moutier

    Simply Canvas fabulous luxury tents: Sandra & Santi, Bonac, 47120 St Jean de Duras tel 0033 (0) 5 53 88 94 80 €100 per tent per night including breakfast.

    Where can we get your wines?

    To order direct from us online click IRELAND ORDERS; UK ORDERS or FRANCE ORDERS

    For where you can find our wines around the world click WHERE.

    What is the deadline for collecting our wine?

    Within the year of your share (but if you want to arrange with us to collect a few months later please contact us). If we don’t hear from you within a year of the expiry of your share your case of wine will no longer be available as we cannot hold stock beyond this period for space and accounting reasons.

    Do we get the wine that we have picked?

    No, you get the most recently bottled vintage. There is a lag of 2-3 years for our red wines and its impractical to wait. The good news is you can drink what you pick if you renew! Some of our shareholders that renewed each year are drinking the 2007 that they helped make 3 years ago.

    Can I give the share to a couple?

    Absolutely – our shares can be for a couple. In fact many are given as wedding gifts. If it’s for a single person they can attend events with their partner as our invitations are for the shareholder and partner.

    How far is Cherbourg or Le-havre from Saussignac?

    8 hours drive.

    Book your places for the Chateau Feely Vine Share Harvest Weekend 2014

    Saturday 4 October 9am to 4pm Harvest Day and Picnic, Saturday 4 October 8pm Dinner in Chateau de Saussignac, Sunday 5 October 10.30 to 4pm Gourmet Vineyard Walk

    *PLEASE ENTER FOOD ALLERGIES/ SPECIAL FOOD REQUIREMENTS IN THE FIELD 'Intructions to Merchant'

    **Remember to book dinner with your accommodation for Friday and Sunday night unless you have other plans made (chambre d'hotes - B&Bs - in France need at least 24 hours notice to provide dinner).

    Booking Harvest Day Picking & Picnic (free) plus Dinner in Chateau (€40) - €30 nonrefundable deposit, balance of €10 to pay on day

    Booking Harvest Day Picking/ Picnic, Dinner in Chateau (€40) & Gourmet Vineyard Walk (€60) - €40 nonrefundable booking deposit

    If you are not ready to purchase but want to know more about it email us caro@feelywines.com. We look forward to hearing from you!

    If you are interested in wine take a look at our tours and hands-on workshops. Visit French Wine Adventures.

    Discover Our Wines | Buy Wine Online - Ireland | Buy Wine Online - France | Vineyard Share | Frequently Asked Questions

    EARL Chateau Feely SIRET (company Registration): 48411928400012 TVA Intracommunautaire: FR47484119284


  •