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

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

Spend an afternoon wine tasting in the French countryside in one of two famous wine regions – St-Emilion or Medoc – during a tour from Bordeaux. On this afternoon tour, stop at two charming châteaux to sample the local wines. Nibble on French cheese and cured meats with crusty bread as you sip. Cap off the small-group tour with a mini-class during which you'll learn some wine-tasting tips from an expert.

Highlights

  • Small-group tour from Bordeaux to the St-Emilion or Medoc wine region
  • Visit two châteaux and take a guided tour of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed St-Emilion (if option selected)
  • Taste four different wines and learn expert wine-tasting tips
  • Enjoy a French appetizer platter of local specialties including bread, cheese and cured meat
  • Participate in a wine workshop and discover wine aromas!
  • Small-group tour limited to eight people ensures a more personalized experience

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What You Can Expect

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

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

Spend a relaxed half-day on an afternoon tour from Bordeaux to sample the famous wines of either the St-Emilion or Medoc wine regions. Visit two historic châteaux to taste wines along the way.

Medoc wine tour:
Enjoy the scenic drive along the Castle Road of the Medoc region, passing well-known châteaux like Mouton-Rothschild, Latour or Margaux. Pause at a few photo-worthy places – in between learning about the history of the Bordeaux wine region from your expert guide – on your way to the first château.

Visit the first château for a vineyard visit and wine tasting. You may stop at any one of several classified growth  châteaux, including Paloumey, Siran, Cantenac-Brown or Lagrange. Tour the wine cellars and hear about the wine-making process. Sample yet more wine, along with an array of French cheeses, bread and sausage.

At the second stop, visit the wine cellars and tour the  château of this family-run estate, after which you'll get some additional wine-tasting expertise with a wine workshop.

St-Emilion wine tour:
Admire the beauty along the drive from Bordeaux into the St-Emilion countryside on the way to the first  château you'll visit, one of the following classified growth  châteaux: Ferrand, Grand Mayne, Soutard or Pressac.

Sip a glass of the  château's wine as you nibble on an assortment of local cheeses, fresh bread and sausage. Learn about the wine-making process from your guide, including the somewhat surprising fact that all Bordeaux wines are blends.

From there, head for a tour of the village of St-Emilion itself, a UNESCO-listed town that is partly carved from the rock that surrounds it. There are almost 800  châteaux in and around St-Emilion, one of which is your next stop.

At the second  château, a family-run estate, take a guided stroll through the vineyards before adding to your growing knowledge of French wines with a wine workshop.

Itinerary

Wine Workshops
Medoc:
Monday, Wednesday and Friday: Aromas of Wine

During this 25-minute aroma workshop, learn how to train your nose to recognize different flavors of wine. Discover more wine-tasting techniques including analyzing the color of wine and discerning complex flavor profiles.

St-Emilion:

Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday: Aromas of Wine
During this 25-minute aroma workshop, learn how to train your nose to recognize different flavors of wine. Discover more wine-tasting techniques including analyzing the color of wine and discerning complex flavor profiles.

Please note: The order of attractions and locations visited may vary depending on the day

Customer Reviews

weijie l

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

really love the trip. great value and friendly tour. will be back again

Bobbie N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

What a great time! My mom joined a group of six others for the St. Emilion tour. Pierre was a fantastic guide - knowledgeable and down-to-earth. The two chateaus we visited had some great wines and the tours were really interesting. I would highly recommend Bordovino and Pierre!

Dee B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

It was nice and I learned some things.The Viator tour guide was friendly and helpful. It was special to have time in the town of St. Emilion afterwards. It would have been nice to have a luncheon at the winery rather than just the cheeseboard.

Ruth M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Highly organised. Reme was friendly and informative, willing to answer questions at any time.

topmark

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Well worth the money. Tour guide Julie was great. The whole experience was great fun and very informative.
Scenery was fantastic and the 2 Chateaus we visited were top class.

Charles B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Wonderful tour. Great if you only can fit in a half day tour. It was fun visiting a try wine producer and finding out about the region and the Medoc wines in general.

chayden1

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Tour was great! Could not have asked for better, Great Job.

Eija S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

We had a lovely experience with our small group and tour guide Marie. She was able to explain the difference in regions and history of the area. The wine tasting was delicious and scenery magnificent.

Carin S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

The trip was fantastic and our guide Fiona was knowledgable and amazing fun. I'd highly recommend this tour experience.

Alan R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

both already submitted and password not accepted - pull up my report as it is OK as is and I'm not going to re-type

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