The meticulously kept vineyards in Bordeaux are punctuated with stately wine chateaux bearing famous names such as Margaux, Latour, Lafite-Rothschild and Haut-Brion.
Chateau La Lagune, which is owned by the Frey family, has six rooms that can accommodate up to 12 guests.
Tour its vineyards and winery and feast on the gourmet French country cooking that its chef, Catherine Stewart, whips up in a huge kitchen. Butler Stephane Morin anticipates every need.
The staff will arrange visits to wineries, organise special meals and make restaurant bookings.
For oenophiles, this could be the holiday to beat all holidays.
Download the December issue of The Life for more on chateau living in Bordeaux.