Trazee In-Depth: Moët Hennessy Experiences

by Angelique Platas

Jul 18, 2019

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In partnership with its retail company, Clos19, Moët Hennessy offers luxury tours and bespoke food-and-drink experiences with world-class wines and vintages in some of the most sought-after destinations in the world. Choose from tastings and tours through the stunning regions of New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Antarctica, France and Napa Valley, California.


Seriously upgrade your next wine-tasting vacation with one of Moët Hennessy’s luxury excursions. For those with Champagne tastes, let the libations choose for you with this extensive list of world-class tour options.


If that orange label is calling your name, do as the vintners do and head to France for a Veuve Clicquot Summer Day Experience with Clos19. This tour option includes a personal
Veuve Clicquot brand ambassador guide; a private tour of the Veuve Clicquot estate
with an inside look and experience of how grapes are harvested; a Champagne
reception; an exclusive private lunch at the Manoir de Verzy; and a private tour through the Veuve Clicquot cellars, actually classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site. This experience is priced upon application, but can begin around $3,600 a person.

While in the French state of mind, check out the Discover French Provenance in Bordeaux and Cognac tour, beginning at $76,950 for six guests. The five-day tour is exclusively offered by Clos19 and is a once-in-a-lifetime experience — which it better be for that price tag. Guests learn all about French cuisine, from food and drink to even dining lifestyle. Guests dine on meals from Michelin-starred restaurants La Grand’Vigne and Dyades and sip wine, Champagne and expertly crafted cocktail tastings during the course of your trip. The tour also includes daily breakfast, lunch, dinner and canapés and apéritifs throughout your stay, as well as a spa treatment. This offer is one of only three available each year and includes accommodations at some of the most luxurious 5-star châteaux in Bordeaux, and Cognac, France.


One way you’ll truly know you’re in France in the lap of luxury is a trip to an ecological caviar farm. Enjoy an interactive workshop, learning all about Belvedere vodka, and a cocktail and caviar pairing, with a personalized gift at the end.


Other behind-the-scenes and exclusive tours include a private venture through the historic Château d’Yquem and Maison Hennessy. Enjoy a cognac cocktail mixology class at the stylish Bar Luciole in Cognac, and really anything else you can come up with or would like to see and do while in the iconic wine and spirits region. Guests can completely customize the itinerary based on their needs, group size and diverse interests with price adjustments as necessary.


If you’re looking to bolster your host/hostess capabilities, the Experience The Life Of A Parisian tour is a five-day experience into the art of party planning and hosting. Another tour option only available through Moët Hennessy, guests learn all about French etiquette, fashion, perfumery and patisserie with experts in the field. Become immersed in French excellence and the art of hosting. Of course, fine wines and Champagnes will be readily available throughout.

Venture out of France and take in the breathtaking sights of New Zealand while learning a thing or two about the exceptional wine-growing culture. Check out the Forage to Table: Taste New Zealand’s Natural Wonders, which is, again, completely customizable, but tends to begin around $29,250 per person. Check out New Zealand’s South Island along a six-day journey, including that otherworldly beauty of the landscape, along with a private speed-boat transfer to your Queenstown accommodations and transportation throughout the trip; free time through Central Otago’s growing art scene; full-day, private helicopter tour over the fjords, landing for a fresh-caught lunch only available through this tour; access to Cloudy Bay Shack – not normally open to the public; a private vineyard tour and lunch at Cloudy Bay Shack and wine tasting by Senior Winemaker Tim Heath; culinary discovery day with lessons on ethical seafood farming; a private shucking lesson and tasting; a spear-fishing lesson; local New Zealand clam-digging excursion; and a private dinner, featuring local fresh ingredients paired with local wine.

Add on a Cloudy Bay Tour  and you have yourself a completely immersive experience through New Zealand’s epic landscape and incredible wine-growing culture.

One locale you might not immediately think, “wine!”? Antarctica is in Moët Hennessy’s experience offering list. Check out The Wonders of Antarctica with the works. Guest experiences include airport transfers to your hotel from Cape Town, where your journey begins; private-jet transfer from Cape Town to Antarctica; a day at Atka Bay with resident emperor penguins; option to tour blue ice tunnels; a visit to a Russian science base, followed by a stint in the sauna; Clos19 signature dining and tasting; pre-arranged flights to the South Pole; and all accommodations, private guides, transfers as well as food and drinks are all included in the tour.

Before the end of the tour, you’ll be an expert in Moët Hennessy wines, spirits and luxury experiences. Expect to be ruined for all other vacations.


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