The La Verriere estate, set within a UNESCO Biosphere reserve, is owned by a KCWC member producing the award-winning couture wine Chêne Bleu.

We apply a “best of” philosophy to every aspect of the programme; the quality of the instructors including world-renowned Masters of Wine and winemakers, the comprehensiveness of the curriculum, the quality of wines tasted so that students can benchmark against the greats, the opportunities to match top-class wines with food prepared by our Bocuse-trained chef, the luxurious accommodation and the extreme friendliness of our hosts. The small group (up to 14) and bespoke instruction makes the course suitable for complete beginners as well as experienced enthusiasts and collectors. At Extreme Wine, we aim to combine serious fun with extreme luxury to bring wine alive and give graduates the confidence to navigate independently through the complex and often mysterious world of wine.

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We deliberately keep numbers low to ensure bespoke tuition, so it is advisable to book early and also take advantage of early bird discounts. Spouse program & gift certificates are available and private groups welcome for bespoke wine programs at other times.

Written by Decanter