Experience two of France’s most famous drinks in one day—the fine red wines of Bordeaux and Cognac brandy. In the morning, visit two Bordeaux wine chateaux in the Haut-Médoc and Côte de Bordeaux appellations, take part in a wine-making workshop and create your very own bottled wine. After lunch (own expense), tour two cognac estates and sample a variety of brandies including Pineau des Charentes.
Get a behind-the-scenes look at winemaking in Bordeaux on a private wine tour customized for your group. Leave the driving to your guide while visiting a pair of family-run estates to see how prized Bordeaux is produced, and then create your own bottled blend to take home during a winemaking workshop. Later, learn the secrets behind the region’s other most famous liquid export on a visit to two cognac distilleries, complete with tastings straight from the source.