WELCOME TO EDITION 844 of GRAPEVINE
Greetings from Charles de Gaulle Airport before catching the flight home.
I had arrived in France on December 6th which means I have been away 45 days.
This has been the longest trip I have ever made.
All of that has been in France except for 11 days in Portugal to launch our inaugural GREAT DOURO TOUR.
Our next GREAT BORDEAUX TOUR IV will be 21 to 24 March 2023.
As we will not have another tour until November, the March dates will be the last time participants can visit CHATEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD for the foreseeable future.
The Pauillac First Growth informed they will be starting major renovations this year.
Visits will be scaled back and are expected to stop completely July/August.
(Chateau Haut-Brion began renovations last year 2022 and will not reopen for visitors until 2025).
If you wish to visit LAFITE (and MARGAUX, LATOUR, MOUTON, LA MISSION HAUT-BRION, CHEVAL BLANC, PICHON BARON and LAGRANGE), sign up soonest for GREAT BORDEAUX TOUR IV at https://www.chngpohtiong.com/great-bordeaux-tour-iv/.
Wishing you A Very Good Week!
P.S. I reproduce photos of LAFITE from my visit last Wednesday 11 January 2023.