Wine & Art

“La Galerie – Art & Wine”, is an unexpected retreat just 50m from the Villa that provides art, wine & food lovers with an inspiring feast of contemporary art and sculptures while sipping a glass of well selected Bordeaux wine, enjoying a coffee or a delicious cup of tea. The tranquil atmosphere is seductive and invites you to spend time and indulge in an unforgettable sensory experience: In- and outdoor art, breakfast, light meals, afternoon coffees & teas as well as tapas & wine make “La Galerie” a meeting point for all those who know how to enjoy the pleasures of life.

Debunking of wine 
Enhance your stay at Villa St Simon with a Debunking of wine in the Villa St Simon wine cellar or at our wine shop & art galerie. On most evenings during the week we offer this hour and a half coached tasting and wine presentation where you will have the opportunity to taste a selection of Bordeaux finds. Your host will give you a comprehensive and entertaining introduction into the specifics of Bordeaux reds and leave you with precious recommendations of what to do and where to go in Blaye and the Bordeaux region. An opportunity that shouldn’t be missed (read guest comments).

The Debunking of wine is aimed at people who enjoy wine and are interested in enriching this pleasure. We debunk all things pretentious and get down to basics. You will learn –

  • How to read Bordeaux wine labels
  • How to store, present and serve wine
  • How to see the age and alcohol intensity of wine
  • How to liberate and capture the bouquet of wine
  • The anatomy and the techniques of tasting
  • About pairing food with wine
The wines we focus on are the classic red Bordeaux blends, but much of what we cover is equally applicable to other wines. This presentation is from 6.30 to 8pm and includes tasting at least three Bordeaux wines, whereafter you can stroll to a nearby restaurant for dinner.

We also arrange wine tastings for groups and individuals on demand, if you are just passing through Blaye or if you are staying somewhere other than Villa St Simon. We facilitate corporate bonding programs with wine as the theme in the evenings. Please enquire about dates and rates by clicking here to mail us.

Why not enjoy a tasting in the rich surroundings of the Art Gallery?

For more information regarding our latest art exhibitions and events, please visit La Galerie.