St Emilion is the jewel of the Bordeaux region and this beautifully renovated villa, with 4 bedrooms and 4 1/2 baths combines old-world charm with new-world amenities. It is located strolling distances to restaurant, wineshops, and chateaux.
Open contemporary spaces with old-world charm,
Guests will have access to the whole villa.
Interaction with guests
We have an english house manager that will meet you when you arrive and check you out. We are happy to send you a list of our favorite places to visit and a list of our trusted suppliers - private wine guides, chefs..etc.
Other things to note
The villa is fully air-conditioned as well as has sub-floor heating and a large double sided fireplace.
Guest are expected to treat the house will respect and leave it in the same condition they have found it. We will arrange exit cleaning for all stays.
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Owner of RARECAT Wines
(you can find RARECAT Wines in Napa Valley - we are the only American winery making estate wines in Napa Valley, Russian River, Bordeaux and Champagne. We have limited production wines that can only be bought at the winery, or online through our clubs/allocations.)
I fell in love with wine in Bordeaux when I was 20 years old, a time when I was obsessed with speaking French and living abroad. There to study French, Bordeaux brought me some of the most important things in life: an appreciation of fine food and wine, and a joie de vivre one gets from sharing those things with the people we love and cherish.
Most people have long lists of accolades that define their life’s successes. For me, it is quite the opposite -- my successes have been a result of fortuitous introductions, dreaming big ( with the ability to make ideas happen), and a willingness to try new things. My love of food and wine directly stems from naive gumption, charm, and a desire to learn, all of which led me to my first wine experience at Haut Brion; then to living with France’s most famed cheese making family; and finally to a cooking internship under the wings of Amat, a famous 2 star chef in Bordeaux and my first fine culinary experience.
I have had the desire to be in the wine industry for decades, but getting to Napa Valley has been like taking windy back roads more than efficient toll roads. I spent many years working in executive positions in publishing (Managing Director of Miller Freedman's International Division), advertising (President of an ad agency, Transphere), and technology (VP of Sales of Inktomi, an internet search engine start-up and consultant to Visa and Estamp). Luckily very successful in business, I was able to trade computers for vineyards.
Undoubtedly the hardest thing I have accomplished is graduating with honors from the Universite de Bordeaux’s famed D.U.A.D. program, a technical oenology diploma taught in French.
I now live in Napa Valley full time, yet frequent a second home in Bordeaux. I have two great sons who are my greatest love, 2 dogs, and 1 cat. While promoting RARECAT, my greatest passion has been empowering women through wine and supporting women in the wine industry. Several years ago I formed an exclusive trade group called Wine Entre Femmes, comprised of some of the most remarkable women in wine in Napa and Bordeaux, and co-founded A Woman's Palate, a company that celebrates wines by women for women.
I am lucky; I am living my passion. Wine puts me in contact with amazing people and brings me endless laughter. And, I love sharing my love of Bordeaux, what to do and who to visit.