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A Quick Tour Posted November 11, 2014

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A New Season Posted April 29, 2016

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The pruning and turning of the soil has been done at Etalon Rouge, and bud-burst started about ten days ago. We have bought new barrels for the 2015 harvest. This vintage will be an exceptional millisime. Like 2010 the price…

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The “Printemps de Vin” of Blaye took place once again in the UNESCO World Heritage site, the Citadelle of Blaye; with lots of sun and 20 degrees on Sunday a great event in Blaye!

Les on WineLineRadio.com Posted September 10, 2015

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We are excited once again to be featured on Robert Scott’s www.winelineradio.com podcast. Tune in this Friday when Les covers debunking the myths of wine and wine tasting. Les is the smiling proprietor of Villa Saint Simon in Blaye, Bordeaux. Robert and…

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Hi Everybody, We hope your year has been filled with joy and good experiences!!
 We are very grateful for the lovely year we have had and for all the wonderful encounters with you at the Villa, as well as messages…

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    This week on WineLine Radio, I interview my good friends Les Kellen and Clarissa Schafer regarding their development of Villa Saint Simon, La Galerie and their other remarkable business ventures in Blaye on the right bank of the…

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We’re very pleased to share with you our friend Robert Scott’s online radio cast, featured at WineLineRadio.com. A Friday afternoon discussion about wine, wine oriented travel and food and wine pairings. A weekly wine pairing recipe is selected to match…

The ‘real’ France Posted October 3, 2014 | Tags: ,

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We were excited to discover that Villa St Simon was one of the highlights in a recent article posted by the Canadian Lifestyle Publication, Forever Young News, entitled “European travels: small-town Bordeaux, France”, by AJ Williams. Here is a short excerpt from…

Hangovers Posted September 16, 2014 | Tags:

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Many visitors to Villa St Simon ask me about hangovers. What causes them? How can we cure them? Does everybody get them? etc… If you only drink Bordeaux wine and little else alcoholic, then hangovers and headaches are not part of…