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  • Location: Bordeaux, France
  • Duration:  5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
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 châteaux and enjoy tasting different wines accompanied by a typical French platter of local bread, cheese and cured meat. End your afternoon with a wine workshop where you’ll discover how to blend your own wine or learn some expert wine-tasting tips.

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 blend your own wine, discover wine aromas and flavors, or take a cooking class!
  • 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

On this small-group half-day tour, leave Bordeaux in the afternoon and relax on the scenic drive to either the Medoc or the St-Emilion wine region for a wine tasting at two different châteaux.

Medoc wine tour:
Drive along Medoc’s scenic Castle Road while admiring the views of famous châteaux such as Margaux, Latour or Mouton-Rothschild. Along the way, make several stops for excellent photo opportunities and listen as your knowledgeable guide gives an introduction to the Bordeaux wine region before arriving at the first château.This classified growth château - known for its high quality wine -- is one of the most prestigious châteaux in the region. Some of the châteaux you may visit are Lamarque, Du Tertre or Le Crock. In the vineyard, taste one of the château’s wines before visiting the cellars to learn about the wine-making process. Then, taste more wine and enjoy some French appetizers including local cheese, fresh bread and saucisson (dried sausage).

Continue to the second château, a charming family-run estate. Tour the château and its cellars before taking part in a wine workshop, where you’ll expand your knowledge of and appreciation for French wine. These workshops vary on the day of your tour; please consult the Itinerary section for more details.

St-Emilion wine tour:
Sit back and relax on the drive from Bordeaux to the vineyards of St-Emilion. The first stop is a classified growth château, a château that produces high quality wine. Some of the châteaux you may visit are Soutard, Clos Fourtet or Ferrand. Enjoy a welcome glass of wine accompanied by a platter of local bread, cheese and saucisson (dried sausage). Listen as your guide explains the wine-making process and discover a little-known fact that all Bordeaux wines are blends.

Next, discover the charming village of St-Emilion, featuring nearly 800 châteaux, on a guided tour. This UNESCO World Heritage Site dates back to medieval times. Then, visit a second château, a family-run estate that has been running for several generations. Wander through the vineyards while your guide explains the main varieties of wine in the region. Finish your tour with a wine workshop to learn more about French wine. These workshops vary on the day of your tour; please consult the Itinerary section for more details.

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, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday: Blending Workshop
Feel like a real winemaker as you create your own blend of wine during this workshop! Discover the way Bordeaux wines are produced by blending different grape varieties before exploring your taste preferences and creating your own wine blend.
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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This tour was perfect for my short stay in Bordeaux! Claire was our tour guide and she was very knowledgeable about the regional wines. As a beginner wine enthusiasts I enjoy the learning experience along with the beautiful scenery. Must do tour!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Our Tour guide was fantastic. The two Chateaux's we went to explore were really fun. We met the Owners and the wine makers. The area was great. Meeting everyone was really easy at the meet-up-location. I would highly suggest to take a tour from this company. Our tour was completely in English.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Really knowledgeable tour guide, and some well-picked estates in the Medoc with some delicious wines to taste!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Great tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable and we learned a great deal about the region and about wine making.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Great trip and being in a small group made it so much more personal. Our guide was fantastic and really made effort to help us enjoy not only the tour but all things French. Highly recommend this tour to anyone. If you can do both regions make sure you do.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Great tour. Pierre was very knowledgeable, professional and charismatic. St Emillion region is just beautiful. Half day was plenty of time to appreciate a couple of chateau's and the village. Very friendly small group from all over. Highly recommend the tour company.

Mark
Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Very informative tour with 2 great but different chateau's visited with tasting and tours of their processing facilities. History of the two chateau's and the local wine region was comprehensive.
Stephane, our driver/guide also gave us a short guided walking tour of the beautiful medieval village of St Emilion

Joseph R
Switzerland

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

A perfect day out! We took part in the Saint Emilion tour. Astrid, our guide made the tour very entertaining, fun and highly educational. The wine making and tasting at a chateaux was really enjoyable as we also met with the owner. We listened to his stories and really added to the personal history of this family and wine heritage. The final leg of the tour to the town of Saint Emilion is simply breath-taking: historical, beautiful, interesting and cultural. If you travel to Bordeaux, this tour is a must, as you will be immersered in the history and culture of this region. A heartfelt thanks to Astrid for our long-lasting memories and pictures of this wonderful day!

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