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Bordeaux Wine Tours

By Viator, September 2014

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The 1,000 square-kilometers (62 square-miles) surrounding Bordeaux is one mighty big vineyard, divided into 60 appellations with 8,500 wine growing producers called chateaux. It's mind-blowing stuff, but a day spent on the ground visiting premier vineyard estates will help you make sense of it all.

Bordeaux wines can be divided into four sub-regions, including many familiar wines we already know and love. North of the city of Bordeaux, the Médoc wine region is celebrated for its well-balanced Margaux, Pauillac and Saint Julien reds. From the southern Graves region we have sticky white dessert Sauternes and wines from the Premières Cotes de Bordeaux, including earthy Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec reds.

The best Bordeaux AOC wines are reds from the Gironde department, including Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot grape varieties. The fourth region, east of Bordeaux, includes St-Émilion and Pomerol, famous for its aged Petrus wines.

This varied vineyard wonderland is bordered by the Gironde Estuary and the Atlantic Ocean. It's a neatly ordered countryside of rolling hills, forests and valleys, threaded with lines of vineyards and overlooked by turreted chateaux and medieval villages with cobblestone streets.

South of Bordeaux is the timeless oyster town of Arcachon, its picturesque four quarters evocatively named for the seasons. Freshly caught oysters are served with sausages called crepinettes in this seaside town's waterfront cafes.

Perhaps one of the most enjoyable ways to discover the wine and food of the Bordeaux region is to pair food and wine with a visit to several wine-growing chateaux, a wine merchant's cellar and tasting platter lunch.

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Small-Group Saint-Emilion and Pomerol Day Trip from Bordeaux

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 76 Reviews

Join this small-group day trip to the Saint-Emilion and Pomerol wine-making region of France. This full-day guided excursion from Bordeaux offers picturesque ...  Read more

Location: Bordeaux, France
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $155.42

Small-Group Medoc or St-Emilion Wine Tasting and Chateaux Tour from Bordeaux

4.5 star rating: Recommended 38 Reviews

Enjoy an afternoon of French wine tasting in either the Medoc or St-Emilion wine region on this small-group tour from Bordeaux. Visit two wonderful French ...  Read more

Location: Bordeaux, France
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $112.68

Bordeaux Vineyards Wine Tasting Half-Day Trip

4 star rating: Recommended 197 Reviews

Explore the cellars and vineyards of Bordeaux’s wineries on this 5-hour tour, and enjoy tastings along the way. Travel into the countryside outside Bordeaux by ...  Read more

Location: Bordeaux, France
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $44.04

Full-Day Small-Group Medoc Wine Tour from Bordeaux

4.5 star rating: Recommended 30 Reviews

Join this small-group wine tour from Bordeaux to the Médoc for a full day of scenic drives and wine tasting. The Médoc produces some of the most ...  Read more

Location: Bordeaux, France
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $155.42

Small-Group St Emilion Half-Day Trip from Bordeaux

4.5 star rating: Recommended 27 Reviews

Join this small-group tour from Bordeaux to discover the beautiful medieval village of St Emilion. Start the tour with a visit and wine-tasting session in a ...  Read more

Location: Bordeaux, France
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $90.66

Small-Group St-Emilion Bike Tour from Bordeaux Including Wine Tastings and Lunch

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 21 Reviews

Spend a day exploring the French region of St-Emilion by bike, accompanied by a friendly guide. From Bordeaux, take a train to the UNESCO-listed village of ...  Read more

Location: Bordeaux, France
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $187.80

Bordeaux Wine Day Trip

4 star rating: Recommended 52 Reviews

Explore the vineyards that have made Bordeaux wines famous the world over on this full-day wine tour. You'll discover Bordeaux's extraordinary wine heritage ...  Read more

Location: Bordeaux, France
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $77.71

Half-Day Médoc Wine-Tasting Tour and River Cruise from Bordeaux

Venture to the beautiful Bordeaux countryside for a relaxing afternoon of wine tasting, followed by a Garonne River cruise. Drive by coach to a winery in the ...  Read more

Location: Bordeaux, France
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $58.28

Medoc 1855 Classification Premium Wine Tasting Day Trip

4 star rating: Recommended 10 Reviews

Taste your way through the famous Médoc wine region on this full-day wine tour from Bordeaux. At three different châteaux, you’ll sample premium red ...  Read more

Location: Bordeaux, France
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $128.22

Small-Group Médoc Wine Tour from Bordeaux

3 star rating: Worth doing 4 Reviews

On this small-group wine tour from Bordeaux, you’ll enjoy scenic drives through the Médoc wine region and taste some delicious French wines! During this ...  Read more

Location: Bordeaux, France
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $90.66

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