20th Jan, 2017

Wine trip to France part of Warwick Rocks' latest venture

Leamington Editorial 8th Nov, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

THE VINEYARDS of France are beckoning those with a sense of adventure and a love of wine.

The Warwick Rocks team’s latest venture will see participants drive from Warwick to the Beaujolais region in France.

They will then collect a case of wine from a vineyard chosen by Square Wine merchants based in Market Square.

Groups will leave Warwick on whichever time or date they like, but will meet at the vineyard on Thursday November 19 to drive back together.

On their return home there will be a charity gala to celebrate.

A Warwick Rocks spokesman said: “To take part you need a vehicle capable of bringing back a case of wine and a minimum of two drivers.

“We are inviting teams to drive from our historic town to a vineyard in France, collect some wine and head back to the town square.

“Upon our return we plan to hold a fundraiser for charity so we want people to have a couple of bottles of wine to quaff with their chums while telling tales of their daring adventures.

“We hope everyone will spare a couple of bottles to help raise charity funds, provide one or two for the party and keep the rest.”

Entry costs £120 and includes the case of wine and a GPS tracker so those in Warwick can be kept up to date with progress.

Fuel and ferry crossing are not included.

The team are also looking for people to sponsor a car in aid of whichever charity they choose.

Visit beaujolaisrun.co.uk to find out more.