2022 marks the 10th year anniversary of our beloved Vintec Club. This year, we are going to celebrate it in style! We have created a once-in-a-life-time experience for our members in Burgundy, France. Our Vintec Club Manager ANZ- Alexis Desbrugeres is here to share with us more about this special event.
VC: Vintec is nearly 10 years old, how is the birthday party going to look like?
AD: Yes, you’re right! In 2022, we are celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Vintec Club. To celebrate this huge milestone, the team is organising its most exciting and most ambitious event to date: its first experience overseas, in Burgundy, France.
Eighteen lucky Vintec Club Members will be taken on a six-day journey in arguably, the most prestigious wine region in the world. A program like you've never seen, visiting boutique wineries that rarely open to the public and immersing in the French Art de Vivre. We’re very excited.
Vosne-Romanée is well-known for its red wine with Pinot Noir as the main grape. Locating in Côte de Nuits of Burgundy, Vosne-Romanée is an attraction that Burgundy Tour will visit this time.
VC: Can you tell us more about how the team came up with this idea?
AD: Organising an event overseas is an old dream the team has always had and that Members, have always expressed and even more so lately, when we discovered wines from around the world during the virtual @Home Tastings. For that reason, we decided to take this opportunity to do something special for our members to thank them for being a part of the Vintec Club family.
Other than that, we also want to show our Members and any wine lovers that the Vintec Club is a place where you get access to exceptional and unique wine experiences you won’t find anywhere else.
Sarah Crowe, Winemaker & Managing Director, Yarra Yering (Yarra Valley, VIC, Australia) and Alexis Desbrugeres- Vintec Club Manager ANZ.
VC: Why was Burgundy chosen as the place for this special celebration?
AD: Burgundy is one of the most prestigious wine regions in the world – birthplace of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay; home to some of the most iconic wines and appellations in the world. Think Gevrey-Chambertin, Pommard, Meursault, Puligny-Montrachet… Burgundy is a dream to visit for every wine lover on Earth.
That being said, Burgundy might be also the most confidential wine region in the world, with wineries barely opening to the general public! Their wines are sought-after by all wine lovers and the demand has reached heights never seen before. We clearly didn’t choose the easiest region for this 1st experience overseas.
Thankfully, the team has a very strong network of local partners that has helped us putting together this very exciting program. I really want to thank Alexandre Rougeot, son of the Rougeot Family winemakers in Meursault and long-time friend of Vintec. Indeed, Alex is also importer of fine French wines based in Melbourne and being from Burgundy and son of a local winemaker family in Burgundy, he has been a key player in helping the VC putting together this amazing experience.
Alexandre Rougeot, son of the Rougeot Family winemakers in Meursault and long-time friend of Vintec.
VC: We can’t wait any longer for the details of the tour! Can you share?
AD: Of course! The tour will happen from Sunday 3rd July to Friday 8th July 2022 in Burgundy, France. Starting in Dijon, we will discover the Route des Grands Crus - travel through Côte de Nuits and Côte de Beaune, visiting boutique wineries based in Beaune, Meursault, Puligny-Montrachet, Vosne-Romanée and Volnay.
Highlights of The Tour
VC: We heard that the Vintec Club is running a competition along. Can you share more on what the competition is for and how the members can join it?
AD: The competition is for winning 2 seats for the entire experience of the Tour. It does include also return business class flights to Paris + return commute to Dijon. The competition starts at 12.00 am on 26/04/2022 and closes at 11:59pm AEST on 26/05/2022
To join the competition, you should visit https://vintecclub10years.com/, and tell us in 50 words or less why you would like to win the Vintec Club Burgundy Tour to have the opportunity to win 2 x tickets for the full experience valued at $50,000. The most creative answer wins!
The winning entry selected will win two seats to this exclusive Wine Experience in Burgundy, France valued at AUD50,000.
Dates: From Sunday 3rd July to Friday 8th July 2022
VC: Thank you for all of you sharings. Well, last but not least, do you have any message for our Members?
AD: May the best win and I look forward to welcoming you in Burgundy!
VC: Thank you for your time Alexis!
AD: Thank you, cheers.
To secure your ticket for the Burgundy tour, please go to this link: Vintec Club Wine Tour
To join the competition, please go to this link: https://vintecclub10years.com/
Any questions about the tour, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org