After pickup at a central Bordeaux location, climb aboard a comfortable, air-conditioned coach and relax during the scenic journey to a mixture of prestigious and lesser-known wine regions, all of which have won awards at the Best of Wine Tourism Awards. Listen as your knowledgeable guide offers insight into the historical and geological heritage of the region and trace areas on a detailed map of Bordeaux.
Stop first at an esteemed winery in Sauternes or Bordeaux and Bordeaux Supérieur. Tour the winery in each region and learn about the complex differences in the flavor and body of wines produced in different vineyards. Regardless of which winery you visit, take a guided tour of the ancient cellars and vat rooms and sample signature wines while educating your palate in the subtle nuances of each refined wine variety.
After a satisfying tasting session, revitalize with a flavorsome and fulfilling lunch at a wine estate in Bordeaux, Lalande de Pomerol or Fronsac. Fronsac is a picturesque village home to a fine wine of the same name. Admire the beautiful surroundings as you eat delicious French fare, and then head to your final stop, Top Growth chateau in the St-Emilion appellation.
Sample wines produced on the property and appreciate sweeping vistas of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed landscape before returning to your vehicle and relaxing during the drive back to central Bordeaux.