We are hugely excited about our beauty event on June 16th where our vineyard is the source of inspiration for a unique occasion aimed at promoting wellbeing and understanding of the beneficial properties of vines. Participants will enjoy a short guided walk amongst the vines, a beauty workshop and seasonal lunch using fresh, locally sourced ingredients, all taking place in and around our beautiful Flint Barns. They will leave with an individual beauty prescription and will receive 10% off the purchase price of beauty products on the day.Why are we doing this? Visitors to the Gun Room will know that we stock the Caudalie range of cosmetics. Whilst our buying is usually local, there was a compelling case to stock this French brand, because it is made from grapes, is of exceptional quality, and it is a committed brand. Like Rathfinny, the owners of Caudalie are keen to give back to the environment.
We are unique in the UK in being a vineyard shop which stocks Caudalie, and we are pleased to be able to work creatively with them on such initiatives, which is the first of its kind. We also ran the idea by some of our customers – they liked it, so we’re doing it!
Briefly, the Caudalie story runs something like this: A pharmacist was enjoying a vineyard tour at the Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte in Bordeaux. He remarked that in disposing of parts of the vine in the wine making process the owners were ‘throwing away riches’. He happened to be one of the world’s leading specialists in polyphenols (great for counteracting environmental damage to the skin) and with this, the idea for Caudalie was born.
There are three key constituent chemicals found in grape seeds, grape stalks and grape sap, each of these has been developed and patented; these are Polyphenols, Resveratrol and Viniferine. Each fulfils a specific role in cosmetics, namely in protection, anti-aging and anti dark–spot. Before I lose you completely, all of this means very natural, high quality cosmetics, with, like our wine, the absolute minimum added. Combined with the excellent tuition of our consultant Nicolle Egan, it’s a recipe for re-inventing your approach to beauty. But don’t take just my word for it. Participants at previous workshops in the Gun Room have said:
‘I have completely changed my beauty regime since receiving Nicolle’s advice and am now really happy with my skin’ and ‘The best beauty event ever!’
Places are limited. The event costs £15 and runs 10am to 1.45pm or 12.45 pm – 4.30pm on Thursday 16th June. To book, please call the Gun Room on 01323 870022, or Book Here
We hope to see you in June!
Due to the popularity of our Vineyard Tours we have added in some extra dates for the season. You can ring the Gun Room for details or Book Here