Noel Patterson, Miraval’s resident beekeeper,
will take you through a hands-on bee experience and share his
love of apiculture with you. You’ll don a beekeeper suit, complete
with gloves and gaiters, and join Noel at Miraval’s beehives for
the truly unique opportunity to view these insects up close and
learn more about how they work and survive in today’s world.
HONEY: A SENSUAL JOURNEY
Noel Patterson, Miraval’s
resident beekeeper, believes easy. Because our brain is so
intricately involved in how we think and feel, it makes sense that
when fully taste the honey, you must use all five of the body’s
senses. Also like wine, each honey has its own terroir that reflects
the environment of the hive it comes from. Join Noel on this
journey of the senses as you taste your way through a variety of
local honeys and discuss the notes and flavors you experience
along the way. 60 MIN|$65
IN THE SPIRIT OF GRAPES: A BIODYNAMIC WINE EXPERIENCE
Forget what you think you know about wine tasting. Wines capture a sense of
the places they are grown in a uniquely expressive and vibrant way. Learn about the philosophy underlying
agriculture and its methods. If you try to live mindfully with respect to what you put in your body, as well as
consider the impact on our world, this wine tasting will be one you’ll savor. 60 MIN|$100
BEES: WHAT'S THE STORY?
Join Noel Patterson to discuss everything buzzworthy about bees. Why are they in the news so often? What is Colony Collapse Disorder, and what can we do about it? Learn about why bees matter and why it is important to remain optimistic and support those who are keeping their bees responsibly. Topics will vary each week, but the passion for discussion will always “bee” present.