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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

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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

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

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, 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

Colin M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Remy was very knowledgeable and went out of his way to make sure everyone enjoyed their tour. The tour was very well organised. We saw some lovely places in St Emilion.

Sammy T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

We had tour in St. Emilion with Christelle! It was awesome, she has amazing knowledge about the area and is super sweet and nice! Really educational, delicious wines and the site seeing is a 10! Cheers, Sammy and Amanda

Marcelino M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

It was fantastic. The two wineries were incredible. The guide was very nice.
Enjoyed it very much!

Slicedicez

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

The staff from Bordovino were really friendly, and our guide/host Julie, was just awesome at her job. She was friendly, very accommodating, sought to ensure everyone's comfortable, and provided lots of useful information, as well as ad hoc recommendations to local Bordeaux cuisine to those who had questions. The 2 different châteauxs were different - 1 large and modern, 1 older and traditional but with more character. It was a great choice to give us a look at 2 contrasting ones, and staff at both châteauxs were just as amazing and knowledgable. Enjoyed the brief sojourn to St Emilion village in between and broke up the 1/2 day very nicely. Needless to say, also enjoyed the wine tasting and appreritifs provided. All in all, a great experience! Would definitely recommend!

James C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Great day out with a lovely tour guide and a group of 8.

Paul M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Great tour if you are are interested in learning about the region's history, wine making and overall picture of the amazing wine industry in France. Medoc region is the heart of all things wine and highly recommend if you love blends of Merlot and Cab sav. The blend is heavy on the Merlot side and may not be what you're used to if you love California Cab sav but it is still a worthwhile experience in this amazing country! About a 30-45 minute drive with you guide from Bordeaux and you'll see beautiful country as well.

Jake S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

As a wine novice I found this tour very informative and approachable. Our guide (remi) was very friendly and helpful throughout and I feel it was time and money very well spent. Would highly recommend it

Ioanna D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Very nice chateaus and very nice and good guides! Lots of fun very nice wine!!

Sean O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Excellent tour - we had a lot of fun. Our guide was extremely knowledgable and friendly.
Would definitely recommend.

Triin P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Was a great day visiting St-Emilion and some Chateaux nearby.

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