The Royal Visit: French wine royalty to visit Song Saa Private Island

Here’s some exciting news for food and wine lovers all over the world.

The King of the Sancerre, a French region renowned for the purity and elegance of its wines, is coming to Cambodia’s only luxury island resort to host a series of exclusive tastings and culinary events alongside Wine Master Darren Gall and Executive Chef Neil Wager.

Song Saa Island

In a one-off event that will be sure to attract connoisseurs of fine dining the world over,Master Winemaker Claude Fournier will this month visit Song Saa Private Island in Cambodia’s beautiful KohRong Archipelago.

Claude is renowned for producing some of Sancerre’s most highly regarded drops and his elegant and sophisticated creations are featured in top restaurants across the globe.

Heis a passionate advocate for perfect food and wine pairings, which is only natural given he comes from a long tradition of winemaking and afamily steeped inculinary excellence.

Fournier Sancerre

Claude’s brother is none other than Daniel Fournier, renowned Michelin Star chef and owner of Sancerre’s finest restaurant – the celebrated La Tour situated on the main square of the village of Sancerre.

His nephew is Baptiste Fournier, recently voted one of the top six young chefs in France by the famed GaultMillau guide, and who has taken over executive chef duties at La Tour.

Claude Fournier is the 10th generation of his family to make wine. His wife, Elaine, is the 13th, and their estate – Domaine Fournier – is regarded as one of the most important in Sancerre.

The Sancerre vineyards include top sites in the villages of Verdigny, Sancerre, Bue and Maimbray, where limestone soils, old world vines and a deep tradition of excellence allow the production of sophisticated and complex wines.

Domaine Fournier is a true family enterprise. Claude’s brother, Jacques, manages the vineyard. His son, Thibaut, and his daughter Aude, as well as their respective partners, have also joined the team.

Together they are able to control every detail of the process from planting the vines all the way through to bottling, and use only the very best selections for their wines.

At Domaine Fournier they hand sort the best grapes and use only gravity to ensure the most delicate treatment of the must (juice). The use of advanced facilities such as custom tanks and a modern winery design ensure the optimization of these traditional techniques.

Join us for this once in a lifetime opportunity to meet a true master and taste his sophisticated creations in the exclusive tropicalsetting of Song Saa Private Island.


Dinner -17th March

Legends and Locals: Matching some of the Loire Valley’s most legendary wines to some of our most intriguing local ingredients in an elaborate celebration of the modern and traditional.

Champagne Breakfast – 18th March, 8am

Bubbles on the Beach: Champagne tasting on Song Saa’s pure white sands. Toast the start of another beautiful day with the finest bubbles, while our Executive Chef Neil Wager serves you an exquisite breakfast made from fresh local ingredients.

Master Class – 18th March

Master Winemaker Claude Fournier will guideyouon a journey through some of the finest wines of the Loire Valley: Sancerre, Pouilly Fume, Menetou Salon, Muscadet, Vouvray and more.

Gala Dinner – 18th March

Song Saa Symphony: Master Winemaker Claude Fournier and Master Chef Neil Wager will compose a ‘symphony of flavour’ – a perfectly balanced and complimentary matching of food and wine to excite the senses.

Package inclusions:

  • Accommodation on Song Saa Private Island in a luxury villa
  • Car Transfers to and from Phnom Penh Airport
  • Boat Transfer to and from Song Saa
  • All Food
  • All Wines and Champagnes used for tastings and meals

Other inclusions in the rate are:

  • Wifi in your villa and all over the resort
  • Unlimited Laundry
  • Minibar
  • Use of water sports equipment such as kayaks, snorkeling gear, sail boats and catamaran

Pricing (in USD and include all taxes and service charges):

Jungle Villa 1 bedroom based on Double Occupancy

2 nights: USD $4,788

3 nights: USD $6,688

Overwater Villa 1 Bedroom based on Double Occupancy

2 nights: USD $5,399

3 nights: USD $7,889

Ocean View Villa 1 Bedroom based on Double Occupancy

2 nights: USD $5,399

3 nights: USD $7,889

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Fournier vineyards during the harvest

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