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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 August 2015

This was excellent! Small group and great places to visit. The bus was comfortable and the guide congenial.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

I thought it was little bit pricey compared to other trips, but I booked it anyway because I was booking the trip 3 hours before its departure. I absolutely loved it. The guides toured us were knowledgeable and passionate about what they were talking about. I recommend this trip.

Rosane
Brazil

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Perfect introduction to Saint-Emilion! We visited 2 very charming chateaux, and had our tasting experience in a gorgeous environment. The vineyards were just stunning! Our guide was so lovely and friendly, I learnt a lot about identify aromas too. Our tour to Saint-Emilion old town was equally great, we had enough time to explore the surroundings and soak the beautiful atmosphere. Highly recommended!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Fantastic! We will use Viator again.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Really enjoyed traveling through the lovely St. Emilion region, and visiting 2 chateaux. Most especially enjoyed the first one!

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!

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