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Medoc, Saint Emilion & Pomerol

This Bordeaux wine tasting tour is a very good way to discover Medoc & St Emilion wines and famous "Chateaux Grands Crus Classes". Learn how to make wine at the wine school and enjoy French local gastronomy in our selection of gourmet restaurants.

Bordeaux wine tatsing tour
2 days of visit and wine tasting in Bordeaux





Itinerary (Vineyard map)

Day 1 :
Arrival day in Bordeaux. Check in & overnight at your hotel in Bordeaux.

Day 2 : Medoc, Margaux & Pauillac (left bank)
The most prestigious and beautiful estates (Margaux, Palmer, Lafite, Latour, Mouton...). are located in the Medoc. A panoramic tour will show you some of them & you could experience wine tastings to different famous Grand Cru Classe 1855.

- Pick up from your hotel (private vehicle & personal guide)
- Visit a Pauillac Grand Cru Classe + Bordeaux wine school session
- Enjoy a gourmet meal in a local restaurant (included)
- Sightseeing on the Chateau wine road (Lafite, Latour, Margaux ...)
- Visit & wine tasting in a St Julien Grand Cru Classe 1855
- Visit & wine tasting in a Margaux Grand Cru Classe 1855
- Return to Bordeaux & overnight at your hotel.

Day 3 : St Emilion & Pomerol (right bank)
Saint-Emilion is one of the oldest wine area of the Bordeaux region. The medieval city, the vineyard and the landscape are listed by the UNESCO as World Heritage site. Pomerol & St Emilion wines are mostly blended with Merlot.

- Guided tour & wine tasting in a St Emilion Grand Cru Classe
- Sightseeing around the picturesque St Emilion limestone hills vineyard
- Lunch at a local restaurant (included)
- Free time for personal discovery of the medieval village
- Visit and wine tasting in a family own vineyard
- 5:00/6 pm Return to Bordeaux (Train station, airport)

€ 815

- 2 nights
- 2 days of tour
- 2 lunches
- Wine school
- private tour
- personal guide
- visits & tasting
- all year round


Itinerary.pdf


Bordeaux wine school session (included) wine blending class
A fun and educational way to learn more about Bordeaux wines. During this blending workshop, you will be guided by a sommelier to be able to pick the characteristic of each Bordeaux grape variety (Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc). Make your own wine and compare your result with the Chateaux' one.


*Option 1 Grand Tasting in St Emilion (€ 15 pp)
On request we can organize a private tasting in a local wine shop in Saint Emilion. Leaded by a Bordeaux wines specialist, this "Grand Tasting" will give you the opportunity to learn more and travel over Bordeaux vineyards, taste and discover a selection of unknown good-value "Petits Chateaux" as well as famous Grands Crus Classes . Easy shipping all over the world.

*Option 2 Mouton Rothschild (€ 50 pp) Chateau Mouton Rothschild, visit and tasting
This tour is an unique opportunity to visit one of the top five First Growth. It includes the technical facilities, the famous label's museum (Chagall, Miro, Picasso, Warhol ...) and of course, wine tasting (closed on we).

*Option 3 Lunch in a Chateau Premier Grand Cru Classe in St Emilion (€ 50 pp)
This Chef menu served at Premier Grand Cru Classe Chateau Troplong Mondot, 1 Michelin star restaurant, is an unique experience to pair wine and food in a perfect match. Let the Chef surprise and amaze you.


Example of Chateaux (winery) usually visited
All our tours are differents and an unique experience to taste fine & rare wines.
Lynch Bages, Pontet Canet, Giscours, Palmer, Lagrange, Gruaud larose, Angelus, Canon, Figeac and many others ...

For each of our tours and packages there is a detailed section showing what is included or not included. With 33 Tour Bordeaux & Chateaux there is no surprise you always know what your are paying for.

Price list per person for the whole tour and based on double occupancy
Hotel category 3*** 4**** Deluxe
Price per person € 815 € 875 € 1 075

Hotel Category 3*** -> € 815 per person
Hotel Category 4**** -> € 875 per person
Hotel Category Deluxe -> € 1 075 per person

Inclusions
2 days exclusive private minivan A/C transportation - personal guide - 2 nights accommodation in Bordeaux - 2 breakfasts - 2 Lunches - 5 different vineyards - Bordeaux wine school session - visits & tasting fees - Wifi access- insurance - taxes.

Extra charge
Drinks, option & any personal expenses or service not mentioned in the above itinerary.

Accommodation
Can be in a hotel, attractive private guest house or boutique hotel (depending on availability). Located in Bordeaux close from all the main centers of interest, we have selected it on quality, services & strict standards of comfort.
See example of hotel in Bordeaux.

Language available : English spoken tour (with french accent)

Note:
Visits are not private & only by appointment. Chateaux & schedules depend on availabilities but most of them are members of "Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux" which is a mark of quality. We can only confirm visited properties after your payment and a definitive itinerary will be sent to you before your arrival. Usually a tour with wine tasting takes around 1h/1h30 and they propose 2 different wines from the estate. Chateaux visited & wineries are closed from 12am until 2pm.

The left bank (Medoc) is known for its famous wines : Margaux, Pauillac, Saint Julien, Saint Estephe and prestigious Chateaux : Margaux, Palmer, Latour, Mouton Rothschild ...

Grands Crus Classes 1855, Crus Bourgeois or "artisans" vintages, come and meet men and women who make these wines of exceptions.

A guided tour will make you discover terroir, appellation, vat room, ageing cellar and all the winemaking process from the grape to the glass. A commented wine tasting of different vintage will close the visits.

Medoc it is also forest, water, gastronomy and a wonderful architectural heritage testifying to its richness and past.

Bordered by wonderful residences and fields, discover the famous “Chateau wine road” which curves through all the Medoc like an open air museum.


The right bank (Saint-Emilion) the vineyard and the landscape are listed by the UNESCO as World Heritage. Just a handful of wonderful highlights are honoured by such a distinction.

The wine is a great tradition, and it was already well known during the Gallo-Roman period.

This appellation produces a tremendously wide range of wines, for the greater delight of wine lovers everywhere in the world and owes its amazing variety to the rich diversity of their terroirs.

Young wines have aromas of blackcurrant, raspberry, and blackberry, as well as vanilla and fresh toast. Older wines have a bouquet of leather or venison and generally have a better structure and more strength…  

Saint Emilion is close of other appelation as Lussac, Montagne or Pomerol.



This tour includes visit to Medoc and St Emilion but could be completed with another day in Sauternes wine region as well as on Cognac. Ask us for a quote.

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