Retreats at La Maison Trumeau will help you achieve something fulfilling from your holiday.
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Our wine retreats are tailormade to showcase some of the best and most innovative producers in the region. During our time in Saumur we have developed great relationships with many of the winemakers in our region. By personally handpicking wine producers for each themed retreat, we know you will get a fun and enjoyable experience exploring wines in the region. We will introduce you to high quality wines, show you the whole wine tasting experience where we will take you to the plots where the grapes are grown for each winemaker we visit, meet the winemakers at their domaines and hear about how they create their own expression in their wines, adapting their techniques according to the soils and environmental influences. With the inclusion of staying at our home, you will have the opportunity to further chat about the wines we tasted and compare the different vineyards, their wines and the characters that make the Loire the most innovative region for wine making in France.
Our retreats aim to take all the stress out of organising your own wine tour and accommodation, enjoy the comfortable surroundings of our home, the tranquillity and beauty of the town of Saumur and above all our hope is that all our guests have fun exploring great quality wines, with less of the jargon.
Whether your are a wine enthusiast wanting to explore this region's wines for the first time or more experienced looking for a personal immersion into this region, our wine retreats will offer you the opportunity to experience the wine in a way you will feel most comfortable.
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Saumur's Hidden Gems Wine and Food Retreat 11th - 14th April 2024
For our Hidden Gems retreat, we will introduce you to stars in the region who's wines are not widely available outside of the Loire region. Included in this 3 day retreat, you will get to:
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Upholstery Skills Retreat, 18th May 2024
Led by Jacqui Jackson, an expert in traditional upholstery and French antique furniture. Jacqui has over 25 years experience in upholstering antique French furniture, after gaining qualifications at the London College of Furniture. Jacqui buys, repairs, upholsters and sells French furniture through her website, to private clients and interior designers and you'll often see her at various fairs in the UK throughout the year.
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Date: 18th - 23rd May 2024 (5 days/5 nights)
Group size: 4-6 people
Suitable for all levels of upholstery, from complete beginners to all levels of experience. We will have a call discuss your project with you in advance of the retreat to understand what area you would like to work on so you can get the most from your time on the retreat.
Included: A welcome 4 course meal on Saturday night
Healthy breakfast and lunch everyday (wine served with lunch and a glass of sparkling wine and nibbles at 5.30 at the end of the workshop)
Basic upholstery supplies
Transport to the French Flea market in Chinon
Half day leisure on Thursday morning for wine tasting/shopping as desired
Cost: £1715 per person
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Loire Valley Art Retreat, 11th June 2024
Led by Marilyn MacGregor, a talented artist who creates art for design and illustration in her own distinctive style, with a passion for creating art that will make you smile and warm your heart. An experienced teacher and lecturer, her goal is to support you to explore your own creative expression, and help you break down barriers to creating art that is meaningful to you. Marilyn splits her time between Saumur and Philadelphia in USA and will often be seen in a local café, with pencils and a pad, capturing her view in the most delightful way.
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Date: 11th - 16th June 2024 (5 days/5 nights)
Group size: 4-6 people
Suitable for all levels of illustrative art, from complete beginners to all levels of experience
Excursions to beautiful locations to inspire your art (transport included)
Meals included, daily breakfast, welcome 4 course dinner on arrival, a celebration dinner on the last evening, group lunch at the gorgeous restaurant Auberge des Iles in the picturesque town of Montreuil Bellay.
Cost: £1675 per person
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The Grand Masters Wine and Food Retreat 5th - 8th September 2024
For our Grand Masters retreat, we have chosen 5 of the most highly respected, experienced winemakers of the region. These winemakers have a long family history in the art of winemaking, producing some of THE best cabernet franc and chenin blanc wines in the world.
Included in this 3 day retreat, you will get to:
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