Celebrate the stories
Le Grand Voyage is a journey into the heart of Bordeaux, a virtual escape to one of the world’s most-loved wine regions. Come along as we explore the stories (and controversies) that have helped shape and define Bordeaux. You’ll discover the reason cork is the preferred wine bottle closure, why wine tasting needs the right glassware, and how the region’s most famous grapes found their place.
Hosted by The Wine Show’s Joe Fattorini, this 40-day virtual getaway is sure to entertain even the most knowledgeable wine lover.
Explore the land and the people
But Le Grand Voyage is not just about wine. Joe’s love of Bordeaux wine (and French wine appellations in general) is as much about the history of the region as it is about the wines themselves. You’ll find out why Bordeaux is the wine of American presidents; why Irish and English names grace famous French wine labels; and why a sailing ship graces ours.
Château Malartic-Lagravière vineyards sit on the finest gravelly soils of Léognan, south of Bordeaux city. Much of our plot is dedicated to the red wine grapes made famous by Bordeaux prestige, but our terroir also holds the key to one of the region’s best-kept secrets: sublime Bordeaux white wines.
A Modern Day Adventure
Twenty years. It seems like a lot, and yet so little at the same time… A portion of life within the ongoing story of man’s intimate relationship with the land. A story that can be traced back to the property’s 18th century origins.
Yet so it is that for over twenty years, the Bonnie family has worked together to build Château Malartic-Lagravière, a Grand Cru Classé de Graves in the Pessac-Léognan appellation in Bordeaux, France.
The Bonnies like to think that their mark will be appreciated by future generations through the wines themselves, that will continue to express the soul of Malartic’s terroir.
Enter to win
here's your chance to experience
Bordeaux from Home
(Prize pack valued at $340)
two First Prize winners will receive a unique personalised wooden case containing:
- A hand-made ship’s decanter of the kind that might have been used on the 18th century schooner that adorns the label of every bottle of Chateau Malartic Lagravière wine. (Value $142)
- A pair of Richard Brendon Slovenian glasses designed by Jancis Robinson MW to enhance the drinking pleasure of every kind of wine. (Value $112)
- A personally-signed copy of La Cuisine du Chateau Malartic Lagravière, a collection of favourite recipes of the Bonnie family. (Value $60)
- A Chateau Malartic Lagraviere apron, for the pro chef in all of us. (Value $30)
→ One First Prize winner to be drawn from US entries, and one from UK and N. Ireland.
12 Second Prize winners will each receive a personally-signed copy of La Cuisine du Chateau Malartic Lagravière. (Value $60)
→ 6 Second Prize winners to be drawn from US entries, and 6 from UK and N. Ireland.
All entrants will receive a downloadable ebook edition of La Cuisine du Chateau Malartic Lagravière. (Value $20)
Contest open to legal residents of the US and UK only (unless expressly prohibited by local law). You must be of legal drinking age in your country of residence to enter.
Contest ends on October 14, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time.