Highlights / Info
- Tasting tips about Bordeaux wines
- Blending session to make your own cuvee
- Tour de France of wines (Bourgundy, Loire Valley, Rhone Valley, Bordeaux)
- A great Lunch in Bordeaux
- Wonderful discovery of St Emilion Region and the village
- Visits of 2 chateaux one family run estate and one grand classified growth estate
Tour Duration : 8H30
Live Guide : English, French
Departure: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays and Sundays (From March 1st to October 31st) and Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays (From Nov 1st 2017 to March 31st 2018) between 10.30am-7.15pm
Closed out dates May 1st, from December 23rd to Jan 6th
Type: Semi private tour (max 8 persons)
Pick Up service: To be provided on the voucher
This full day discovering wine is the best way to do Bordeaux tourism.
Become a wine expert & discover the Saint-Emilion ‘s vineyards !
Enjoy a full day discovering wine to become a Bordeaux wines and Chateaux’s expert.
You will participate to a tasting class, visit the medieval village of Saint-Emilion and discover two chateaux: a charming family run estate and a classified Growth estate!
10.30 am: Morning tasting class during two hours!
You will enjoy …
Welcoming glass of white and red wines: Break the code of wine tasting through the colour, aromas, nose, taste…
Tour de France of wines: through a tasting of 4 wines from the 4 main wine regions of France, discover the wines from France, their diversity and the notions of « terroir » and « appellation».
Blending workshop: Bordeaux wines are blends made up with various types of grapes (Cabernet sauvignon, Merlot…). Taste each grape separately and according to your own taste, create your very own cuvée!
Aperitif with traditional French delicacies (fresh bread, cheese…) and discover your wine tasting profile
12.30 pm : Lunch at Bordovino’s Appartment, a traditional flat in the city center of Bordeaux
1.45 pm: Leave Bordeaux and drive to Saint-Emilion. The guide will provide you with all the information about the Bordeaux & Saint-Emilion wine regions.
2.30 pm: Visit an authentic and charming family-run estate of the right bank. Feel the intimacy and authenticity of a private chateau ran by a passionate family for generations. Visit the vineyards, the traditional vat room and cellar of this intimate estate! Chateaux partners: Chateau de Reignac (Bordeaux supérieur), Chateau Siaurac (Lalande-Pomerol), Chateau de Sales (Pomerol), Chateau Gaby (Fronsac), Chateau de Pressac (Saint-Emilion)…
Tasting class: – Become a wine expert in 20min!
« Intense color, woody aromas, tannic taste… » Ouch !! What does it mean?
You will learn the steps of a proper tasting and will educate your nose in order to identify the wines aromas. We will give you our tips and tricks to taste like a pro!
At the end of the visit, you will enjoy some tasting of the chateau’s wines.
4.30 pm: Visit a Great Classified Growth estate overlooking the Saint-Emilion vineyards (Chateau Soutard, Chateau de Ferrand…) There, you will enjoy explanations about the winemaking process from the vine to the bottle. To finish, enjoy an aperitif in a tasting room with French delicacies (fresh bread, cheese…)
5.45 pm: Enjoy a guided tour of the village of Saint Emilion, classified on UNESCO’s World Heritage list. Saint-Emilion is a typical charming French village dating back to medieval times surrounded by vineyards that took its name.
7.15 pm: Back in Bordeaux.
Terms & conditions
- Transportation by minibus
- Tastings of 10 wines
- Semi private tour (max 12 people)
- Professional guide
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED
- Personal expenses
Departure @10:30 am, meeting 15 minutes before tour start. To be provided on the voucher
*All tours to be booked at least 72 hours in advance, subject to availability.