How about giving someone the chance to rent their own row of vines in a St Emilion Grand Cru vineyard? St Emilion lies on the right bank of Bordeaux, to the east of the city. It is a small pretty town full of ancient buildings bisected by narrow streets, surrounded on all sides by vineyards. Based on the Merlot and Cabernet Franc grape varieties the wines are world famous. The vineyard of Chateau de la Cour is a nine hectares estate with 25 year old vines. It is owned by master winemaker Hughes Delacour. Since purchasing the vineyard in ’95 he has produced outstanding gold medal winning wines that sell all over the world. www.vintagewinegifts.co.uk now offer you the chance to give a gift of a row of vines to a friend or loved one so that they may experience the thrill of renting Grand Cru vines in France. The gift includes a certificate, one bottle of the 2011, 2012 and 2014 vintage, a wine thermometer plus the opportunity to visit the Chateau and have a personal tour and guided tasting.