Mark Hallett

Mark Hallett Grape Escapes
  • Escaping since 2004
  • Favourite wine: Champagne (of course) – ideally a blanc de blancs. A bottle (or even better a magnum) of Dom Ruinart would go down nicely!
  • Best travel experience: Sitting down to dinner with strangers and finishing many hours (and bottles) later with friends
  • Pet peeve: Les grèves! the French tradition of striking at the drop of a hat
  • Best dining experience: Enjoying the 6 course tasting menu paired with 6 Champagnes at Chateau Les Crayères
  • Random fact: One day each year I dam up the stream through our village and arrange delivery of 60 tons of sand to create a temporary beach for our annual wheelbarrow race and fair!

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 […]