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Original Retirement Present

The perfect retirement gift for a wine lover

- An original retirement present that lasts long in the memory
- Adopt-a-vine in France and receive personalised bottles of quality wine
- Virtual experience or include wine experience days at the vineyard for 2
- Welcome Pack delivery options in 2-3 days depending on location

Original Retirement Present

Adopt a Vine and Make your Own Organic Wine ! 

For a wine-making year, your lucky recipient will follow the progress of their own organic vines in an award-winning French vineyard, and end up with their own personalised bottles of wine that the grapes from their vines have helped to make.

You can offer the virtual experience, or choose to include up to three Wine Experience Days.  During the Wine Experience Days they will visit the vineyard, taste the wines, savour a typical winemaker's meal, and actively participate in some of the key stages in making the wine such as pruning their vines, harvesting their grapes, or helping with the blending.

The Wine Experience Days are for two people, so it also provides the ideal opportunity to get away and explore in more detail the finest wine producing regions of France. What better way to spend some of all that newly found free time! Once the wine is matured, they will receive their own-labeled bottles of wine to enjoy with friends and family. No need to look any further – the Gourmet Odyssey Wine Experience makes the perfect original retirement gift!

Read the testimonial from one of our retirement gift customers.


What’s Included in the Gourmet Odyssey Wine Experience Retirement Gift?

Welcome Pack to Give on the Retirement day

Stylish Welcome Pack containing:

  • Wine cooler bag
  • Vinolok re-usable glass wine bottle top
  • Personalised certificate
  • Details of the Wine Experience selected
  • Access to the private customer portal

Last Minute Gift? Don’t worry, let us know when filling in the order form, and we’ll email a copy of the certificate to you ahead of the Welcome Pack!

Original retirement gift idea for a wine lover. Rent-a-vine in France at an organic vineyard.

Adopted Organic Vines

The recipient will:

  • Adopt 6 to 36 vines in an award winning French vineyard
  • Follow the evolution of their vines from bud to harvest 
Retirement wine gift.  Rent-a-vine in France and make your own wine.

Optional Choice of up to 3 Wine Experience Days at the Winery

Choose from up to 3 wine experience days at the organic vineyard of your choice for the recipient to:

  • Learn and participate in the different stages of winemaking such as pruning, harvesting and blending
  • Meet the winemaker and share their passion
  • Taste the wines from the winery
  • Share a typical winemaker's meal

Each wine experience day is valid for 2 people and lasts a whole day. The choice of available dates will be communicated in your recipient's customer portal.

Original Wine Experience Gift for a retirement present.  Rent vines in France.

Personalised Bottles of Wine at the End of the Wine Experience

The recipient will:

  • Name their wine and personalise their wine labels
  • Receive 6 to 36 bottles of wine (the number of bottles equals the number of vines you adopt for them) 
Personalised wine gift for a retirement present.  French organic wine.

Newsletters and Customer Portal

  • Regular updates and photos from the vineyard
  • All the information needed to select the dates for the wine experience days
  • Tips for getting to the vineyard and where to stay
Customer Portal


Follow this link for more information on the Gourmet Odyssey Wine Experience


Which Vineyards can I choose from for the Gourmet Odyssey Wine Experience?

Organic Retirement Gift.  Rent a vine in Alsace for an original retirement gift idea. 

Domaine Stentz-Buecher, Wettolsheim, Alsace

White organic wine.  A fantastic winery in the heart of the Alsace wine route, producing the full range of Alsation white wines... 

From € 169

Original wine gift idea. Rent-a-vine in Alsace, France 


Unusual retirement gift idea. Rent-a-vine in the south of France at the Château de Jonquières vineyard, Terrasses du Larzac, Languedoc-Roussillon 

Château de Jonquières, Terrasses du Larzac, Languedoc-Roussillon 

Red organic wine. An organic winery and listed château run by the same family for 900 years...

From € 169

Original retirement wine gift idea. Rent-a-vine in the Languedoc, south France 


Organic Retirement Gift.  Rent a vine in the Loire Valley for an original retirement gift idea. 

Château de la Bonnelière, Chinon, Loire Valley

Red organic wine. Historic vineyard near many of the Loire's famous châteaux. The winery's cellar is underneath Château de Chinon... 

From € 169

Original wine gift idea. Rent-a-vine in the Loire Valley, France 


Organic Retirement Present.  Adopt a vine in the Rhone Valley for an original retirement present idea. 

Château Cohola, Sablet, Côtes du Rhône

Red organic wine.  A boutique winery making delightful wines that express their unique Côtes du Rhône terroir... 

From € 189

Original retirement wine gift idea. Rent-a-vine in the Côtes du Rhône, France 


Sponsor some vines for an original retirement gift for a wine lover at Château Coutet, Saint-Emilion, Bordeaux, France

Château Coutet, Saint-Emilion, Bordeaux

Red organic wine. A charming winery in the heart of the Saint-Emilion grand cru vineyards... 

From  € 219

Find out more about adopting a vine in Saint-Emilion atChâteau Coutet, France. Original retirement leaving wine gift. 


Retirement Present for a wine connoisseur.  Rent vines at Domaine Chapelle, Santenay, Burgundy, France 

Domaine Chapelle, Santenay, Burgundy

Red or white organic wine. Organic vineyard in the côte de Beaune producing top quality Burgundy wines...

From € 219

Original wine gift idea. Rent-a-vine in the Côte de Beaune, Burgundy, France 

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