FAMILY VINE WALK
Our family vine walks held each week starts with a cold glass of Pineau for the adults. Followed by a gentle stroll
along the country lanes and tracks towards the vineyards. Here Chris talks about the countryside, how vines grow
and how Pineau is made and anything else you would like to know. Lasts about 1.5hrs. Not strenuous, can take
prams but can be bumpy through the vines.  Children receive either a picture to colour in or a 'vine quiz' to
complete during the walk. 6€ per adult , children free
GUIDED VISIT TO A WINEMAKERS CHAI
Experience a true taste of the Charente Maritime, join our small group of imbibers for a visit to the chai (wine production building) of Eric Cartaud a small local
wine, Pineau and Cognac producer.

The grape varieties used in his produce will be discussed along with training, vinification and history and anything else you would like to know about  vines and
wines. We also have a look inside his small chai at the equipment and tanks used.

We can sample the various fruits of his labours and meet either himself or his wife, Marie. There will be an opportunity to purchase some of his small family
production. There is NO OBLIGATION OR PRESSURE TO BUY.
Any purchases of pineau or wine that you do wish to make should be payed for directly to Monsieur Cartaud. You can visit Erics shop at any time and receive a
small free tasting of his produce without joining our chai visit. However you will not necessarily meet the man himself, nor visit inside his production area, also
you will not of course have the benefit of Chris' knowledge on hand !    
Well behaved children are welcome. Numbers limited to max 8 adults when children are present, no limit when no children. minimum 5 adults.
Contact Chris and Wendy Blakeman on oo 33 546330902 or
email us at
wendyblakeman@googlemail.com
Family Vine walk
Tasting at Erics Chai
Eric and Marie Agnes Cartaud