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  • Pamela Antic and Vito Calandra

    Vito and I would like to thank you both for offering us such a memorable Bordeaux Wine Experience. Your exceptional regard...

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  • Lyn and Paul Santina

    Paul and I would like to thank you for a terrific Wine Experience. Paul is far more knowledgeable than I about...

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  • Patricia and Jaques Khoriaty

    We arrived here at your lovely Chateau really not knowing what to expect. You are both so professional, knowledgeable, kind and...

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  • Joe Parisi

    You are such exquisite hosts and you have made this a most memorable week for my father and me. Ronald your...

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  • Veronica and Alberto Carregha

    This has been a great experience! It’s just the best idea we’ve ever had, even we didn’t have a clear idea...

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  • Al Parisi

    Visiting wineries and wine tasting can be too often predictable and routine. Ronald you have made the experience enjoyable, entertaining and...

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  • Collin and Carol Hong

    Thank you so much for your warm touch and the way you carefully planned our trips, the exceptional meals and visits....

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  • Tom and Lisa Gibson

    Thank you both for an exceptionally wonderful time in Bordeaux. What made our time here such an unexpected pleasure was the...

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  • Ronald and Charles Davis

    Dear Margaret and Ronald (I love the name Ronald), It has been a great pleasure knowing and being with the both...

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  • Jack and Jane Novick

    We came with very high expectations and anticipations and The Bordeaux Wine Experience surpassed everything we hoped for. Margaret was a...

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  • Ludmilla Kohut

    Thank you both so much for a wonderful Bordeaux Wine Experience!   Ludmilla Kohut Toronto, Ontario, Canada (The Bordeaux Grand Cru...

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  • Michael Fieldhouse and Nicole Fang

    Thank you very much for a fantastic, educational, fun and entertaining wee! Your knowledge, welcoming personalities and contacts at chateaux were...

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  • David Vasiljevič and Janez Račič

    Thank you for your hospitality and the perfect Wine Tour in Bordeaux. It was our first visit to Bordeaux and we...

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  • Ian and Stéphanie Champagne

    La semaine passée avec vous fut comme une rêve! Merci de votre acceuil chaleureux, de votre passion à partager l’amour du...

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  • David and Faye Tan

    It has been a truly fabulous week – we have learnt lots, enjoyed so many delicious meals and unforgettable wines. And...

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  • John and April van Vlaardingen

    Your Tour and hospitality were fabulous! We had very high expectations for a trip we would celebrate our 10-year wedding anniversary...

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  • Jim & Katie Crotty

    Thank you for providing an experience, which will assure our honeymoon memories last forever. We learned so much about wine, Bordeaux...

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  • Paul & Margaret Anderson & Stephen & Barbara Mackenzie

    This has been a wine experience of a lifetime! The Irish contingent hopefully added to the «blend» from which we think...

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  • Don & Sandy Goodman

    Dear Margaret & «Uncle Ron»,The Bordeaux Wine Experience is indeed «FABULOUS». It rates 100 on the revered «Don & Sandy» scale!!...

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  • Dave & Kristina Mazaika

    Thank you for leading us in such an enjoyable and unique experience. We’ve completely loved every minute. Your love of wines...

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  • Eric & Linda Lenczner

    We had a wonderful week. Each day brought new and more interesting experiences. The balance that was each day and which...

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  • John & Rachelle Yoxall

    I had hoped to write in this guest book without reading everyone else’s kind & honest & complementary words first, to...

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  • Albert and Sandy Mills

    This was almost the best trip that we have ever taken (except for Bora Bora!). All educational experiences should be as...

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  • Barbara and Marcus Pinto

    How can we express our thanks! Everything was perfect and exceeded our expectations! Of course we were amazed with the wine...

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  • Jim and Kathy Panepinto

    Thank you for a wonderful week of wine tasting, fine cuisine and touring Bordeaux. We enjoyed Ronald’s expertise, sense of humor...

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  • Low Sung Leong & Laurence Low

    We enjoyed ourselves tremendously this week: thank you for opening your beautiful home to us and the wonderful planning and execution...

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  • Neil and Rachel Devchand

    We would like to express our gratitude to both you and Margaret for the hospitality you both provided during our visit...

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  • Jody & Noel Littlejohns

    It is indeed «in the details» as you have so gracefully shown us over and over –from the beautiful flowers in...

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  • Kevin and Mairead Smith

    Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Simply the best, an exhilarating and unforgettable experience. Your hospitality and friendship, added...

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  • Bill and Dot Hagman

    We are honored to join the ranks of your alumni. It was a most memorable week for both of us. I...

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  • Brian and Karen Aungst

    We can’t wait to share our amazing experience with everyone at home. Everything was absolutely perfect -your beautiful home and gracious hospitality,...

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  • Mark and Ann Danner

    After living in Paris, we loved France. But after touring Bordeaux and staying at your beautiful Chateau, this will be forever...

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  • Simon and Barb Smith

    What fun we had on The Bordeaux Wine Experience. You certainly were wonderful hosts. I am sure your family will not...

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  • Lisa and Mark Locklear

    We chose the Bordeaux Wine Experience to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary and to learn more about the wines in the...

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  • Robert and Michelle McKinlay

    Having enjoyed Bordeaux Wines for many years now, we had our eyes opened! To see the chateaux, to understand wine making,...

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  • Satu Salo-Bosley

    “Deze tour is een uitzonderlijke beleving geweest. Het was fantastisch om de fijne wijnen met jullie en de anderen op de...

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  • Aaron and Tricia Schneider

    This tour has exceeded our expectations across our senses of taste, smell and sight. Each Chateau brought a unique perspective in the...

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  • Foster and Patricia Manning

    This has been an exceptional week. During these 5 days we have gained a marvelous insight into Bordeaux wines through Ronald’s generous...

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  • Richard and Linda Marcks

    Thank you again for a marvellous experience. It was very educational and at the same time a refined and elegant way...

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  • Leila and Eude da Costa

    This program was so much better than we expected. Specially me, Leila, I have learned things about grapes, wine French culture...

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  • Kelly and Peter Alward

    Our Bordeaux visit was unforgettable! Thank you for your wonderful hospitality. We will forever have fond memories of your beautiful home and...

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  • Elizabeth and Fritz Viner

    From the time we left our home, until the time we left your home, expectations were met in every way. May...

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  • Lee and Kazi Alward

    We had high expectations for this trip and felt a bit uncomfortable having brought two couples along. Our high expectations were...

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  • Liza and Fritz Gubler

    Thank you for welcoming us to your beautiful Chateau and sharing your passion for wine and food. We had a marvellous...

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  • Nancy Shaw and Alan Strachnan

    We had an exceptional experience and will cherish the memories from our week with both of you. We appreciate the level of...

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  • Rich and Liz Seftor

    Thank you! You have created “The Ultimate Bordeaux Wine Experience!” We appreciated your incredible expertise and the wonderful warmth you both...

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  • Steve and Wendy Daknis

    Thank you for your warm hospitality. This week has been a time of learning, a time of enjoyment and a time...

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  • Don and Carol Clark

    Thanks so much for an absolutely wonderful week. Everything was superb: the wine, the food, the accommodations at Chateau Coulon Laurensac,...

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  • Mary Ann and Bob Ogden

    We so enjoyed our Bordeaux Wine Experience under your experienced leadership! We learned so much and it was such fun! You’ve...

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  • John and Sonya Wise

    Every aspect of this trip was wonderful. We had high expectations for the trip – which were exceeded in every way....

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  • Gordon and Heather Frankland

    Your “Wine Experience” has been a WOW!!! Experience. Every small detail has been thought of. The experience has been blended with...

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  • Art and Debbie Kelley

    We sincerely thank you for giving us the most memorable experience we could ever imagine with Bordeaux wines. This will forever...

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  • John and Nancy Scruggs

    Nancy and I have been blessed to travel to many places in the world. Rarely if ever have we been welcomed...

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  • Gwyn Singleton and Collin Pearson

    This week in Bordeaux has been a fantastic introduction for us to the great wines of Bordeaux. The visit was delightful...

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  • Irwin Schwarz and Natasha Engan

    What a pleasure! We arrived expecting to quench our thirsts and are leaving with the satisfaction of having spoiled our pallets....

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  • Allan and Gina Keefe

    This last week has been an amazing time. Our goal was to learn about the wines of Bordeaux, eat some great...

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  • Dan and Mary Huntsman

    Thanks for an incredible week. Every day exceeded the day before. We learned so much in addition to getting to taste...

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  • Glenn and Toni Gray

    Thank you so much for a wonderful Bordeaux Experience. Rarely are our expectations met, but let alone exceeded. You both truly...

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  • Pat and Patty Gray

    You uncorked the mystery of Bordeaux Wine to us. We came as novices and leave as relative experts thanks to your...

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  • Mark Jocks and Vickie Coury

    When we originally talked of experiencing France and Bordeaux we hoped to increase our knowledge and appreciation of the country and...

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  • Rob and Melanie Brunner

    To our gracious hostess and host, We had no idea how much knowledge and spirit of wine tasting and wine making...

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  • John and Kylie Che

    This a great experience for both myself and Kylie. I am really impressed by the attention to detail of both the...

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  • Sandra Poe and Rebecca Zagoory

    Merci Beaucoup, you have created a stress less time for us. It means so much, to both of us, not to...

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  • Cesare and Carolyn Tacchi

    We’ve just come back to Toronto and woke up way too early (!) and to assuage our regret that the vacation...

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  • Richard Clegg and Anna Rizova

    It has been a beautiful week; an escape from the daily routine and a reflection of humanity. We have had a...

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  • Richard Clegg and Anna Rizova

    It has been a beautiful week; an escape from the daily routine and a reflection of humanity. We have had a...

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  • Huai-Tei Yang and Violet Lin

    Thank you very much for everything. This Wine Experience Tour is the best ever! Thank you again for everything. How shall...

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  • Graeme and Jane Cassell

    How do I start? This week has been one of the most memorable that we have ever experienced. Your knowledge and...

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  • Barry and Gaynor Cook

    Gaynor and I would like to sincerely thank you and Margaret for a truly memorable Bordeaux wine experience. You were both...

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  • Jill and Ian Winter

    What a fantastic time Ian and I have had. This is a trip Ian has wanted to do for two years...

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  • Maureen McNicolas

    This experience is one of the most memorable I’ve had. I am delighted to have had the opportunity to visit France...

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  • Dale and Theresa Griffin

    This has been a wonderful way to spend our anniversary; one we will certainly never forget. You both have made this...

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  • Michael Demnicki and Tammy Digioia

    What a wonderful experience you both provide! You’ve opened our eyes to a whole new world of wine and culture. We...

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  • Lauren and Simon Webb

    Thank you so much for helping me realize Simon’s dream and his 40th birthday. From the minute I started planning this...

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  • Jim and Linda Foy

    What a wonderful week: great wine, wonderful food and truly unforgettable people. We thank you for your warm hospitality. Jim and...

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  • Dom and Susan Stanzione

    Words cannot express what a wonderful time Dom and I had over these past few days. Your hospitality is amazing. We...

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  • TY, Nancy and May

    Thank you so much for your great hospitality and professionalism in bringing us a wonderful and knowledgeable holiday. No doubt Bordeaux...

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  • Ane and Wayne Small

    We had really looked forward to this trip ever since we booked it last October. And we had high expectations for...

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  • Lonnly Ching and Wendi Chen

    Wendi and I of course were disappointed when we learned that we weren’t able to visit Lafite (exceptional early harvest) and...

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  • Juan Torres

    It was a dream come true! I have been trying to visit the chateaux for a while, but now I am...

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  • Marianne Coburn and Randall Harris

    Marianne and I arranged to join your Bordeaux Wine Tour because we enjoy wine and the possibility to experience a taste...

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  • Sharada and Donald Alducin

    We want to thank you for your wonderful hospitality in your beautiful chateau. We both enjoyed the incredible Tour and experience...

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  • Peter and Teresa Crage

    Teresa and I enjoyed ourselves immensely. The time we have spent here at your home will be a collection of fond...

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  • Bing and Bo Yoo

    Bo and I would like to thank you and at the same time compliment you as a couple for helping us...

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  • Mark Hampton and Adrian Amiri

    A little bit of heaven in Bordeaux -mixed lightly with warmth, hospitality, laughter and wine! What a perfect combination –and we...

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  • Lou and Marcella Pellicano

    You warmth and hospitality will always be remembered. Thank you Ronald for teaching us so much. I feel that I can...

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  • Andrea Burke and Casey Bracher

    Thank you so much for opening your home to us and making us feel welcome in Bordeaux. We have wanted to...

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  • Robert and Patricia Van Dusen

    Each day a new adventure… Each day grateful for what we have experienced in Bordeaux. Thank you for a wonderful week....

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  • Joyce Hamel and Bonnie Burns

    Your home, your hospitality and your company were delightful. We so enjoyed every minute of our stay because of your tremendous...

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  • Mahesh and Rashmi Patel

    Thank you for making us very welcome at your home and the incredible experience with wonderful food and wines. Your knowledge...

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  • Bernadette McNamara

    Thank you so much for a wonderful wine tour of Bordeaux. Before I came I knew little about French wines. I...

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  • Theo and Monique Evangelakos

    On behalf of Theo and me, I thank you so much for making our wine tour week a wonderful one that...

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  • Peter and Jane Thompson

    We have just enjoyed our Bordeaux Wine Experience so much. The organization has been wonderful. All the Chateaux you chose to...

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  • Prue and Ross Manners

    We’ve enjoyed everything about the wine tour, especially: How we were made to feel welcome. How we were very comfortable with...

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  • Linda and Ken Herrell

    We thank you for your generous hospitality and gracious home. And Ronald, your guidance and insight into both “the French” and...

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  • Diann and Jim Gross

    Thank you so much for the wonderful experience. You made us feel so welcome in your beautiful chateau. We came to...

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  • Steven Bigras and Beth Heinze

    Thank you for your kind and generous hospitality. This was truly an experience of a lifetime, one we will remember fondly...

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  • Nikolas and Kira Novak

    As a travel agent, knowing the travel industry from inside, we’re familiar with the policies of the travel sector. Sometimes it...

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  • Ainsley Clement and Tom Burmeister

    Thank you so much for your wonderful hospitality. This has been a true life experience. The wine, the food and companionship...

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  • Yien Yeo

    You have done the world a great service by giving so many people this wonderful Bordeaux experience. It has exceeded all...

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  • Rob and Adele Kelly

    Adele and I had a wonderful experience –wine, food, lodging, transportation were all first rate. We couldn’t imagine a better guide...

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  • Amrit and Suraj Vij

    We have thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Many of the information can be got from books and tapes, however all the little...

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  • Dale and Willa Holmer

    This has been an unforgettable experience –or should I see a series of unforgettable experience! Every day presented a new aspect...

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  • Sant and Linda Tulsi

    We thought we were joining a wine tour in Bordeaux. It has been much, much more than that. We have not...

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  • Marcy Mackless

    Thank you so much for your hospitality and opening your home to us. What a great Experience! Something I won’t forget...

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  • Stephanie Picardi

    Thank you for welcoming me into your home and for hosting me in the fabulous Bordeaux region! I look forward to...

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  • Steve and Sandy Wellen

    Thank you for a wonderful week. This our second visit with you and it gets better each time! Not only is...

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  • Tim Lewis

    Thanks for the great time in Bordeaux! I was seeking an opportunity that would provide a Wine Experience in Bordeaux to...

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  • Leonna and Jeff Mote

    Thank you both for orchestrating such a memorable and worldly experience. Your knowledge and insights into Bordeaux made us feel like...

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  • Holly Harris and Bob Klat

    Bob and I want to thank you so much for making our Bordeaux Wine Experience so enjoyable. From the moment we...

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  • Tony and Janet Sabatino

    Sincere thanks for a wonderful time. You guys created the true Bordeaux Wine Experience for us and truly brought it to...

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  • Robert and Patricia Van Dusen

    Each day a new adventure… Each day grateful for what we have experienced in Bordeaux. Thank you for a wonderful week. All the...

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  • Tommie and Jack Desmond

    What a fabulous time we had on our Harvest Food and Wine Experience! We learned so much about Bordeaux wine and...

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  • Paulo & Friends

    Thank you for the amazing and adorable experience of sharing with us this incredible and pleasant week in the wine world,...

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  • Scott and Susan Brodie

    WOW! What an incredible experience these past days have provided us! The food, the wine, the stories on the bus, all...

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  • Richard and Angelika Stinson

    Richard and I have been anticipating this trip for a long time and yet we sit here in amazement and completely...

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  • Sharon and Arch Wells

    Arch and I had a fantastic week with you. We know it must be hard to please a group of people,...

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  • Nicolas and Patricia Johnson

    This has been a truly wonderful Bordeaux Wine Experience. Ronald has such a wealth of knowledge on Bordeaux wine and the...

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  • Julie and Peter Hutt

    We had the trip of a lifetime! Thank you for sharing your chateau, knowledge and friendship with us. From Texas to...

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  • David Friedberg

    Thank you so much for inviting me into your chateau for a perfect week. All of my expectations have been fulfilled....

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  • Laura and Edward (E.J.) Wong

    Thank you both so much for a wonderful week! This has been an experience unlike we could have had with anyone...

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  • Kathryn O’Connor and Paul Potvin

    Thank you so much for a remarkable Bordeaux Wine Experience. Every moment was filled with fun and interesting anecdotes. Your knowledge...

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  • Wayne Moriarty

    Thank you for opening up your wonderful home (chateau) to our group. We shared a wonderful experience that has built and...

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  • Susan McLaughlin

    What an amazing experience. The perfect combination of luxury staying at a 1790 Chateau with every whish met by our king...

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  • Nikolas and Kira Novak

    We really appreciate your hospitality, the great time we had and the unforgettable experience. Such experience is not an easy thing...

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  • Elaine and Larry Winer

    What a wonderful experience! I leave Bordeaux with a great understanding of wine and food. Your knowledge and warmth have been...

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  • Susan and Dominick Stanzione

    “2nd Time Around”. I cannot believe that we were able to come back and share this wonderful experience with our children. The...

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  • Christine and Billy Dicorcia

    Thank you so much for this spectacular experience and for welcoming us into your beautiful home! We feel so lucky to...

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  • Michael Stanzione

    I cannot thank you enough for the amazing and delicious experience. When our parents told us about this trip when they...

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  • Jim and Joyce Grandorf

    We didn’t think it could be better than the first time as that was terrific, but it has been. All in...

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  • Peter Reinthal and Cindy Stackhouse

    Thank you so much for a wonderful week at your home and Bordeaux. The food and the wine were exceeded only by...

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  • Isa and Max Diaz

    Thank you so much for a wonderful week. We learned and enjoyed the Bordeaux wines; it was a spectacular experience. Both...

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  • Danielle Stanzione

    Thank you for an amazing trip. I have learned so much about Bordeaux and the wonderful wines and food here. I...

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  • Laura and Rob Maley

    Thank you for making this a truly wonderful wine experience! We now have a better appreciation for fine Bordeaux wines and...

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  • Laurie and Bill Bachman

    We can’t even begin to express our gratitude for the phenomenal experience you provided for us. We had high expectations but...

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  • Greg Matsumoto and Carol West

    Words cannot describe the enjoyment we’ve experienced during our stay. We were honored by the extremely thoughtful hospitality you’ve shown us by...

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  • Bonnie and Jim Crego

    Thank you so much for your warmth and hospitality! We booked the trip with very high expectations –and you have exceeded...

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  • Bill and Carol Slaughter

    What a wonderful experience! Your hospitality mede us feel like a member of the Bordeaux community for a week. The chance...

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  • Leon and Suzanne

    We thought we were coming to Bordeaux to taste wine and experience a bit of the charm of the French countryside....

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  • Kira and Nicolas Sulima

    Thank you a lot for life feeling, charming environment and outstanding experience. Thank you for being so generous to share with...

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  • Prue and Ross Manners

    It has been a marvellous tour for Ross and I. We both enjoyed ourselves even more than the first time (!)...

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  • Nancy Browne and Brewster Gillett

    The Bordeaux Wine Experience is truly a marvelous experience indeed! Your hospitality has been amazing over this week of wine, food and...

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  • Al and Nancy Matt

    Exceeded our expectations. Again our Bordeaux Experience was outstanding, exceptional and very special. Thank you so very much for these memories. Fondly,...

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  • Dana and Garry Simpler

    Garry and I thoroughly enjoyed our Bordeaux Experience. Like many guests before us we were instantly taken in with your warmth...

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  • Kristin and Darren Necochea

    Thank you so much for such a wonderful and unique visit to Bordeaux. Ronald, your knowledge, enthusiasm, and fantastic storytelling ability have...

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  • Pratima, PK, Debu and Terrance

    Let me start by saying: Thank you, thank you for such warm and friendly hospitality. We have enjoyed every minute of it....

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  • Heather Molina

    Merci for what turned out to be an experience that far exceeded my expectations. You have shown me the repeated trips...

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  • Filipe and Anna Martinez

    We have been curiously waiting for this trip since December when Felipe offered it to me at Christmas. He knows how...

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  • Scott and Sandy Marshall

    To the quintessential host and hostess – Ronald and Margaret. We thank you both so much for the fantastic experience this...

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  • Janine Gilmour and Alan Hilles

    Thank you both for a most wonderful, entertaining, educational and fun week of wine appreciation, drinking and enjoying wine and gourmet food...

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  • Mike Bowlin

    To my new friends Margaret and Ronald. Your tour was beyond spectacular. Casual elegance with fantastic food, education and vast  views...

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  • Tom and Sue Gideon

    How do we begin to express one of the most wonderful weeks that we have experienced? Everything exceeded our expectations… the wine,...

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  • Steve Samuels

    This week with you has been a fabulous thrill for me thanks entirely to you both. How fortunate I was to...

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  • Sandra and Mauro Casci

    Thank you for an enjoyable and educational vacation. While Ronald accompanies us, we know that Margaret spent many hours helping organize everything....

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  • Mike and Sally Reiss

    Words are difficult to come by to describe our gratitude and admiration for your hospitality and generosity. The magic of Bordeaux...

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  • Lu and Jack Morris

    Truly a great opportunity to feel, breath, taste and drink-in a full spectrum of delights of Bordeaux, including the pleasure of...

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  • Ralph and Rhonda Maxwell

    Ralph and I have enjoyed our time with you here with you at your lovely chateau. From the moment we were...

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  • The Chittasenee family

    It has been a fantastic week for all four of us. I have never seen my Dad being this happy for...

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  • Kirk and Jane Grimm

    Thank you so much for a wonderful week. You are charming hosts. You have opened your home to us in the...

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  • Caryn and Steve Silver

    Words cannot express our deep appreciation and thanks for such a unique and outstanding week. Everything was truly superb: obviously the wine...

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  • René Jaime

    hank you very much for sharing your beautiful home and showing such great hospitality. This tour it has been a wonderful...

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  • Don and Mary Hawley

    Oh, where to begin… I expected we would have a great time and experience the Bordeaux. We honestly cannot put into...

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  • Steve O’Neill

    Summaries are hard to write. So much happened, so much learned, such an experience. I did not know what to expect...

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  • Matt Hawley

    Great wine is meant to be shared with great people, and indeed that is what we did this week! Your gracious...

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  • Izzy Hernandez

    I want to thank you so much for a most fantastic time and experience of my lifetime. I will never forget...

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  • Harold Chiat and Laurel Chiat

    Host and hostess second to none. Thank you for sharing your home and knowledge of wine and food with us. This was...

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  • Haley Howell

    I feel so lucky and fortunate to have been able to join the Hawley’s to your beautiful chateau. You have been...

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  • Barbara and Bob Burrill

    Your wonderful tour of Bordeaux taught us to enjoy, appreciate and respect the wines and its makers. Thank you for your...

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  • Bill and Sherri Morrison

    What a wonderful time we had this week. Touring Bordeaux for the first time, drinking wonderful wine and sharing fabulous food...

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  • Michael and Amy Mertens

    What a wonderful education in Bordeaux! The 10 pounds extra that I will bring home is a testament of the exceptional...

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  • Kim Chaney

    Thank you for a great visit to Bordeaux. It exceeded every expectation! I can’t wait for the Alumni Tour! Kim Chaney...

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  • Tony and Janet Sabatino

    Thank you for yet “another” great experience. We had a special time with our boys this time! All the best! Tony...

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  • Anthony and Joe Sabatino

    Our folks have had the most amazing time 3 years ago and we have been looking forward to this trip for...

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  • Ginny and Troy Edens

    What a beautiful time you’ve shared with us! The knowledge we have gained and the memories we have made will be...

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  • Anita and Max Wasinger

    We feel we’ve made two new friends in Bordeaux! We’ve felt so very comfortable and contend the entire week. What an...

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  • Jan and Bill Murray

    Thank you for an amazing time. The tour exceeded our expectations in both the food and the wine. The tours to...

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  • Richie and Debbie McNaught

    Thank you for an amazing and fun week! You have made us feel so welcome. We hope to return one day...

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  • Gavin and Sue Laws

    Thank you for an amazing experience in every way. We loved the wine, food, countryside and of course your hospitality. It...

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  • Sandy and Don Goodman

    Impossible –Oui? Non!- Absolutely the second time was even better than the first. Cooking with each of you was so much...

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  • Jim and Kathy Panepinto

    Our second visit to your lovely home was as memorable as our first visit in 2008! Margaret’s new kitchen is spectacular...

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  • Dale and Willa Holmer

    Again it has been a joy to experience what Bordeaux has to offer –thanks to you. The wine, the food and...

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  • Lou and Marcella Pellicano

    Thank you for making us so feel like family. We enjoyed ourselves and learned so many new things. Thank you so...

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  • Sandy and Al Mills

    So good to be back again and to be welcomed into your home! We look forward to be back soon! Sandy...

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  • Carol and Wayne Tamarelli

    It is our last evening in Bordeaux, visiting with all our new friends in your lovely home! Your hospitality, knowledge, experience,...

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  • Samara and Ralph Wexler

    This week has been everything we would have hoped for and more! If Michelin rated tours, you would certainly earn three...

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  • Thomas and Ingeborg Girgensohn

    Thank you very much for sharing your beautiful chateau with us. We very much appreciated your gracious hospitality. Ronald, your wine expertise...

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  • Barbara and Thomas van Egeren

    We both really enjoyed our time with you. The experience and the knowledge that we gained would not have been possible without...

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  • Stephanie and David Berger

    Thank you for your hospitality and offering such a wonderful experience. We truly enjoyed our time here and learning more about...

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  • Laurie and Bill Bachman

    Once again you have excelled all of our expectations. We already look forward to our return in 2016 and we will...

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  • Mike and Sally Reiss

    Words are difficult to come by to describe our gratitude and admiration for your hospitality and generosity. The magic of Bordeaux...

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  • Karen and Eric Bluemke

    I knew this was going to be a great experience and still you exceeded my expectations in every way! Thank you...

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  • Danielle and Loretta Newberry

    We would like to thank you for a truly eye-opening experience! Your priceless insights into Bordeaux, its wines, cuisine and culture are...

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  • Lisa Seigel

    It is hard to express my appreciation into creating such an extraordinary experience! It was more than Margaret’s warmth and hospitality and...

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  • Dana Logan and Greg O’Connor

    It is hard to express our great appreciation for the hospitality and education you have shown us during our week in Bordeaux....

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  • Joe Billadello and Guadeloupe Sanchez

    We had a wonderful time and felt welcome from the minute the taxi dropped us off until we left. Couldn’t imagine...

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  • Alan Hilles and Janine Gilmour

    So where do we begin to express our thanks for our Second Bordeaux Wine Experience? The pleasure never gets less and your...

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  • Fran and Nancy Brown

    What a great week we’ve had! Great wines, great food, great company and wonderful hosts. An absolutely terrific way to spend...

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  • Katrina Sheckelford

    It has been such an incredible week of wine food and fun! Thank you for welcoming us into your wonderful home...

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  • Jim and Gearty Alyward

    To paraphrase Oscar Wilde: if you are doing something, find the very best way. Well, we did find it here in...

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  • Brent and Lisbeth Thornley

    How does one adequately express the wonder of this week? The people, the chateaux, the wineries, the personal touch that surrounded each...

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  • Meryl and Josh Gindin

    From the moment we arrived, we felt at home. Your gracious hospitality, the depth of your knowledge about wine and food...

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  • Paige and Andy Andrews

    Being from the southern US we think we know hospitality and you have displayed that in spades! We have learned so...

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  • John and Trudy McDermott

    What a beautiful trip this was. A wonderful wine experience! Most of all we were treated like friends. And we met...

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  • Steve and Danielle Coper

    What a great week we’ve had! Your home is so beautiful and welcoming. We enjoyed every minute, met many new friends...

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  • Murdoch Riley

    I have so enjoyed my stay this week. I just loved the wonderful hospitality that you have given me, the outstanding...

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  • Richard and Brenda Barrena

    God bless the Dutch. Thank you so much for a beautiful experience. We so appreciated your expertise and hospitality. We wish you...

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  • Carol and Peter Clarke

    We came blind and ever so gradually we saw; more than we tasted and even learned. Thank you so much for...

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  • Mike and Mikie Bolliger

    Thank you both for sharing your home and being so warm and friendly to all of us. This trip was a...

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  • Adam and Adriana Tedman

    Thank you for an amazing week in Bordeaux. It truly surpassed all of our expectations. A once in a lifetime experience...

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  • Jenny and Paul Simpson

    We highly appreciate opening your wonderful home to us and sharing and imparting your extensive knowledge of food and wine. The...

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  • Mary and Rich Pytelewski

    You have given us a feeling of sharing your home and Bordeaux that far exceeded our expectations. A tribute to your...

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  • Liza Gershman

    I truly cannot thank you enough for this incredible experience. Your home is a dream and your warmth and hospitality are...

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  • Ozlem Futman & Cihan Yamaner and Orhan & Esin Cakir

    Thank you so much for your hospitality. It was wonderful to share with you this past week full with Bordeaux wines...

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  • Jim and Diann Gross

    Thank you for another wonderful week in your lovely chateau. Our first visit felt like a once in a lifetime experience...

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  • Barbara and Tom van Egeren

    Thank you for yet another week in paradise! It is such a pleasure for us to visit your lovely home. Thank...

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  • Steve and Wendy Daknis

    Another wonderful week in your fabulous home. We will recall Bordeaux fondly, but mostly because of your hospitality. You have a...

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  • Jim and Lana Schuessler

    Thank you so much Ronald and Margaret. You are great hosts and your home is beautiful. Enjoyed our times here. I...

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  • Keith and Terri Paglush

    What a week with both of you! You are gracious hosts and have taken such great care of us while we...

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  • Paul and Amy Lichlyter

    In spite of the fact that we do these events regularly, we were so impressed by the energy and attention to...

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  • Lesley and Phil Stratford

    Our group was somewhat closed on the first meeting but by the end of the first meeting we had opened well....

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  • Joe and Mary Stout

    Thank you for an excellent week. This was very enjoyable and you are very gracious hosts. Above all this week was...

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  • Rich and Cookie Corbin

    It’s been a pleasure beyond words to share your beautiful chateau and life-style. The only real thanks that I “Cookie” can...

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  • Rich and Helen Stratford

    Thank you for sharing your home, your wine and your friendship. It was a great Bordeaux Wine Experience.Sincere thanks Rich and...

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  • Tammy and Mark Gersman

    We see why Bill and Laurie have enjoyed this adventure three times. It has been a magical week in Bordeaux. From...

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  • Jeanette and Arnold Hanfling

    Words cannot express how wonderful this week has been. Ronald your passion for wine and for teaching us is incomparable. Margaret you...

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  • Laurie and Bill Bachman

    Once again you have exceeded our expectations. Although this is our third time with you, our experience has been even more...

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  • Wayne Holliday

    Thank you for providing the most wonderful wine tour experience. Certainly each day was different and interesting in every respect. Absolutely...

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  • Gina and Midge Brown

    It has been an amazing week. Five days for the five First Growths and still we managed Yquem, Saint Emilion and...

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  • Amanda and Steve Cottrell

    You exceeded our expectations! Your humor was a great compliment to the great wines that we were all able to taste...

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  • Dennis and Pat Enright

    Thank you for such an amazing experience, for sharing your home with us, providing special food for me and introducing us...

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  • Leon Hulon

    It is hard to express my appreciation for all that went into creating such an extraordinary experience! It was more than...

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  • Rhonda and Peter Cacioppo

    The experience we had was tremendous. The restaurants and chateaux were exceptional! What we had not expected were your great stories...

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  • Lyle Kerr and Valerie Millen

    Thanks again for the wonderful week in Bordeaux. The lunches were the highlights for us and the wines weren’t bad either....

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  • Kazi and Lee Alward

    Our second trip to your beautiful chateau was even better than the first. The cooking class added a lot to the...

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  • Bonnie and Jim Crego

    What can we say? This is our second visit but we feel like we are visiting old friends! What you offer...

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  • J. and Debby Nelson

    Thank you so much for being such incredible hosts, mentors, guides and most importantly, friends. The only word I can use...

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  • Victor and Jordan Chang

    Thank you for an amazing time in Bordeaux! Truly a splendid trip! Your chateau is simply stunning. You both are so...

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  • Lisbeth and Brent Thornley

    Nine months ago I was at this table fighting back tears as I tried to write about our wonderful week with...

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  • Barry and Malca Reznick

    It has been a true pleasure to meet you both. Barry and I want to thank you for opening your home...

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  • Ron and Chris Sorkness

    Many thanks for your glorious hospitality, sharing your home and the experience of Bordeaux. We thoroughly enjoyed our time here immersing...

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  • Jeff Goodman and Connie Hart

    We very much appreciate your warm and wonderful hospitality. Margaret we love your kindness and graciousness. Ronald….. we especially enjoy your...

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  • Rebecca Davis

    Thank you for being such gracious hosts. You have given us such an unforgettable introduction to Bordeaux and all of the...

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  • Suzan Runne

    You have made us part of a generous, warm and convivial lifestyle and I am grateful that you opened your door...

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  • Alex Dyer and Jackie Fernandez

    Experience is an understatement! Thank you for taking us on the trip of a lifetime. The wines, chateaus, and most of...

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  • Abbey Dyer and David Graff

    We are so privileged to have joined you on this Bordeaux Wine Tour. Thank you for both sharing your love for...

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  • Mary Jo Ward

    You have shared with us the experience of a lifetime. We have thoroughly enjoyed our expeditions, our lessons, the kind people...

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  • Angelo and Gayla Fili & Kathryn Ballobin and Austin Filli

    To offer an experience as great as you have chosen to do, reminds me of so many people in history who...

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  • Vivian and Herb Sutherland

    We thank you for a lovely week in Bordeaux. We had a wonderful time and learned quite a lot about some...

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  • Bill Myers

    Many thanks to you both for this chapter in my life. An experience I will always remember. It was indeed a...

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  • Susie and John Sidwell

    It has been a truly marvelous experience. We thank you both for your wonderful hospitality. Everything was so perfect and we...

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  • Glenn and Trish Croxson

    What a delightful stay. 5 days of packed entertainment, information, fun, new friends and of course wine. Ronald, I will always...

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  • Dale and Willa Holmer 17

    Kuddos for another great wine experience. Each time we have more admiration for your hospitality and warmth. And, perhaps there will...

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  • Alexia and Jerry Jurschak

    What a time we had! We’ve always wanted to have a true Bordeaux Wine Experience and thanks to you both, we...

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  • Cindy and Dave Bright

    You have mastered the art of making strangers feel so very welcome. I thank you for an experience we will treasure...

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  • Jim Jack and Jeanine Kennedy

    This has been a magnificent trip. You are a fabulous guide and hostess. We had a wonderful time. Your wine tastings...

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