• Location: Bordeaux, France
  • Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
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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 5.5-hour tour, stop at two charming châteaux to sample the local wines. Nibble on French cheese and cured meats with fresh 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

What You Can Expect

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

Medoc vineyards

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 stop.

Arrive at 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, hear about the wine-making process and sample 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 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 and learn about the wine-making process from your guide.

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

Arrive at a family-run estate and take a guided stroll through the vineyards before adding to your growing knowledge of French wines with a wine workshop.

Itinerary

Customer Reviews

Erin C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Highly recommended - very knowledgeable guide and good choice of wineries

Gladys C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Great wine tasting tour of small family owned and larger wineries. Guide was very knowledgeable. Although, he spoke Spanish a lot because there was a Spanish couple but more English speaking group got annoyed.

Rebekah S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

This tour was a lovely way to spend an afternoon. Worth it to see some of the countryside surrounding Bordeaux. The 2 wineries visited were both stunning but the highlight was the town of St Emilion. Our guide, Remi, was super knowledgeable of both wine and history. Highly recommend.

kathyanddavid

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Our tour was a focus on the sights and tastes of the St Emilion wine region near to the beautiful city of Bordeaux. Everything about the day tour was first class the guide, transport, sightseeing and the wine tasting. For people who have a strong interest in learning about the best in French wines this tour is a must small tour group, gorgeous vineyards and chateaux and an easy and friendly approach to the tastings of the best vintagest with great food also supplied.....no skimping there at all.

kathyanddavid

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

After a fantastic day touring and tasting the best French wines in the St Emilion area near to Bordeaux, we decided to follow it up the following day with another tour of vineyards and wineries this time in the Medoc area. We were certainly not disappointed and once again we had a memorable experience provided by friendly and knowledgeable guides and the owners and winemakers who happily opened up their facilities, processes and gorgeous chateaux to us. The tour gave us the ability to compare and contrast the wine styles and tastes in the Medoc with those in St Emilion which we had experienced the previous day. We can't recommend these tours highly enough and, whether you just want to experience the best in French wine and food accompaniments, or you are serious about your choice of wines and want to taste the best, this may well be the tour for you.

Gail W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Our guide was fabulous! Very knowledgeable and personable. Everyone loved her. The scenery is breathtaking, and the vineyards we visited in St-Emilion were amazing. Nice tastings! I bought a very nice bottle that I was told would be good for 20 years. I plan to drink it way before that time!

Denise P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

This was a fabulous tour of two very different chateau vineyards. The tour guide was very knowledgable about the area, although the wine tastings were conducted by experts from the vineyards themselves. St-Emilion is a delightful little town.

Maria S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

This tour was amazing!

Grace L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

This was exactly what I had wanted. Small group of 8 people, St-Emilion wine tasting and a wonderful driver/ guide. I could only fit into the 1/2 day trip because the full day, small group wouldn't take a single person. That would be my only complaint, is that people traveling solo are limited to a very few choices unless they go on the big group tours.

Andrea L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

This tour was amazing!

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