Rare Insider Access
Explore deeper in two of the world's iconic food and wine regions with master sommelier Carlton McCoy
November 5 - 12, 2023
8 Days, 7 Nights in Paris, Burgundy, Champagne
Per person, limited to just 10 guests
Strolling the medieval footpaths, past vine-carpeted hills and limestone villages, you’re on your way to a small family-run estate that produces some of the finest wines in the world. It’s closed to the public — but not to you. The past few days have been an insider-only exploration of the timeless gastronomic traditions of Burgundy and Champagne, from table to cave. Tonight at a private meal in one of France’s top restaurants, the chef will join you for a digestif. Tomorrow, you’ll sip the most exciting vintages the region has to offer and laugh and learn alongside the storied winemaker.
Our host on this rare journey is Carlton McCoy, master sommelier and CEO of Napa Valley’s Lawrence Wine Estates. Carlton began his career in classical French kitchens. For him, one of the enduring joys of French culture is the chance to participate in the centuries-long dialogue between food and wine. Carlton always seeks out the truly exceptional: the winemakers, chefs and farmers who have dedicated themselves to elevating their craft to the very limits of artistic expression. With Carlton as our guide, we’ll experience France in ways no other travelers can.
Join us for unparalleled access and profoundly personal interactions with some of France’s most iconic chefs and innovative winemakers — these incredible humans whom Carlton is proud to call his friends.
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Pinnacle of Craft
Experience the very best of French wine and cuisine culture, meet the legendary chefs and winemakers of Burgundy and Champagne
Rare access to wineries closed to the public, basking in true hospitality reserved for guests and friends of Carlton McCoy
Inspire Every Sense
Taste the rarest vintages, eat at France's finest Michelin-star kitchens, meet and learn from iconic chefs and producers
We believe that exploration and discovery are essential elements of the human experience.
Force for Good
It is time to redefine luxury as an experience that serves a higher purpose, one that serves to improve the lives of people and places. It's the reason why we are a Certified B Corp. Because how we travel matters.
Each Paragon experience supports a charity handpicked by our Luminaries. We call it the The Paragon Giveback. On this departure a $15,000 donation is going to The Roots Fund, a nonprofit cofounded by Carlton McCoy and dedicated to supporting communities of color in the wine industry.
People and Planet
Our goal is that the places we visit are protected and flourishing for future generations. It’s why we are a certified Climate Neutral business, and why we support environmental and social-justice nonprofits.
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