November 11, 2021

Château d’Yquem is widely considered to be the world’s finest Sauternes and Flexjet Owners were recently invited to an exclusive lunch and tasting of the Premier Cru Supérieur at the Château and its wine estate in the Bordeaux region of France. This was a truly memorable and rare opportunity, since the Château does not usually open its doors to the public.

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Nestled in the stunning surroundings of the Garonne Valley, Château d’Yquem is a magical setting, with the fairytale Château backed by vineyards, gardens and the picturesque French landscape beyond. Owners were given a Red Label style welcome by the Flexjet and Château d’Yquem teams, before enjoying a tour of the cellars and the grounds.

Lunch was served in the Château’s ornate dining room, with a menu created by renowned chef Olivier Brulard, the former Executive Chef at the nearby three Michelin star restaurant Pres d’Eugenie. It was accompanied by a tasting of a number of Château d’Yquem vintages from the last 40 years.

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During the tasting and throughout the event, Owners and guests heard from Sandrine Garbay, the long-established Cellar Master at Château d’Yquem. She explained the distinctive character of the world-famous sweet wine, which is made from Sémillon, Sauvignon Blanc, and Muscadelle grapes that have been affected by Botrytis cinerea, also known as noble rot. She also explained the passion, dedication and expertise that goes into making it, and establishing the wine’s complex flavour and structure.

Château d’Yquem is part of LVMH Vins d’Exception and an official partner of Flexjet in Europe, with our Owners able to book exclusive visits to the property and also pre-order the wine to enjoy on their flights.

Such a memorable event was matched by an exclusive travel experience, with the seamless ease of the Flexjet service making this a relaxed day trip, from London. Guests flew in and out of nearby Bordeaux Merignac Airport (LFBD) on our Flexjet European fleet, including the midsize Legacy 500 and super-midsize Praetor 600. 

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To discover more about our European programmes, contact our team via our website or call us on +44 (0) 203 856 8151.