Cathy Cahalane

Cathy Cahalane - Grape Escapes team

Escaping since November 2023

Favourite wine: Sauvignon Blanc

Best travel experience: Difficult to pinpoint the best and hopefully many more to come but so far, it was a road trip from Paris to Bordeaux, via Loire Valley, with a night in Tours. This was a truly memorable experience as we got to visit Château de Chenonceau, drive through the beautiful vineyards of St Emilion with a visit to a family-run vineyard, and managed to get sand everywhere after a visit to the vast Dune du Pilat.

Best dining experience: There’s a hidden gem just outside Bantry in West Cork called Donemark West. It serves high-quality local produce in a traditional little restaurant. Everything there was delicious, and the staff were beyond friendly. The brown soda bread in particular was to die for!

The Grape Escapes team take Bordeaux!

A few weeks ago, the whole Grape Escapes team packed their bags and prepared themselves for the annual team getaway to one of our bestselling destinations. This year, we had the chance to visit Bordeaux! We stayed in three luxury […]