Boisset Collection is inviting wine and travel enthusiasts to enter for a chance to win a wine-oriented trip to France.
In association with Atout France (the French national tourism organization), Boisset Collection’s contest “France. Small Towns, Big Wines” will award a trip for two to France to experience exclusive privately guided visits to Boisset wineries in Burgundy, the Rhone Valley and Southern France.
Open to residents in the U.S., Puerto Rico and Washington D.C., the contest runs through Oct. 15 and the winner will be drawn Oct. 30.
As part of the promotion, seven U.S. travel blogger/ambassadors are promoting these extraordinary wine regions of France by writing and posting about their personal travel experiences on the dedicated competition Website.
In order for contestants to win the grand prize, they must vote for their favorite blogger/ambassador, based on their posts, photos and stories featured on the competition Web site. Last year's competition captured over 5 million impressions and nearly 125,000 votes.
Both brands are promoting this year’s contest on social media with the hashtag #FranceWineTravels.
Atout France Marketing Manager Tiana Gamez said the tourism company and Boisset Collection are a good fit.
"Boisset is world renowned in the wine industry and we felt that this partnership was the best fit to promote France as a wine tourism destination,” Gamez says in a release. “With the more than 17 centuries of combined history that unite the wineries of Boisset, plus the exquisite wines and the stunning landscapes from across France's iconic wine regions, you have a spectacular travel experience.”
The winner will receive two round-trip flights from the U.S. to Paris on Air France, rail passes for two, first-rate accommodations to stay eight days and nine nights across three vineyard-rich destinations, including a leisurely five-night stay at non-Boisset owned, Chateau Pape Clement in Bordeaux, as well as exclusive private guided tours and tastings at several Boisset properties.
Atout France, the France Tourism Development Agency, is the sole national organization responsible for the development and promotion of tourism to France. As an association of public and private interests, Atout France is charged with supporting tourism to France and assisting its partners internationally through its network of 35 offices in 32 countries.
Boisset is a family-owned collection of more than 20 historic and unique wineries in the world's preeminent terroirs, including the Cote d'Or, Beaujolais, Rhone Valley, California's Russian River Valley and the Napa Valley.