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Full Day Saint-Emilion Wine Tour

One day of visits and wine tasting in St Emilion & Pomerol (Merlot wines)

During this day of wine tour around the Saint Emilion vineyards, you could visit and taste wines in different Chateaux. Visit famous Grand Cru Classe as well as smaller family owned "Petit Chateau". St-Emilion as also a lot of cultural interest as it is a gorgeous medieval village and all the landscape around is classified by the Unesco as a world heritage area. Explore the region in a private minivan with your personal guide and learn more about history and Bordeaux wines. You will also enjoy nice lunch in one of the gourmet restaurants with refined local cuisine. Your guide will teach you about Bordeaux region and you will discover some unexpected discoveries.

St Emilion wine tour
Saint Emilion day tour


Bonjour XXX, Thank you for your request to organize your wine tour in Bordeaux and I would be pleased to plan it for you. If you want to learn and understand more about Bordeaux, if you want to drink fine Merlot wines, visit famous Chateaux as well as smallest family owned vineyards, this day is an educational and fun way to discover the St Emilion region. Please find attached itinerary and quote. With us there is no surprise, you know exactly what you are paying for as visits and tasting fees are included with private transportation and personal ʺwine-guideʺ (only lunch is extra). Note that Chateaux accept tours only by appointments depending on their availabilities but you will have the privilege to visit some of the best ones. Based on our expertise and local connection, I will arrange all the visits in order to give you a large overview of the different Bordeaux styles. I always book visits and tastings at the best wineries available the day of your tour. Also if you have any suggestion of Chateaux you would like to go, feel free to send us your list. Usually, a visit lasts for 1 hour, they tell you the history, show you the vineyards, barrel room and finish with a tasting of the wines from the property. For lunch, you will enjoy French regional cuisine in a local gourmet restaurant. To give you a better experience, this tour is private (except visits), customized specifically for you, and not scheduled for mixed group. Our guides are all Bordeaux insiders, they will teach you about Bordeaux wines, you will learn about culture, history and they will surprise you with some unexpected discovery. We also offer tours in Medoc (Cab Sauvignon wines), Cognac and Sauternes (sweet wines) region, if you are interested we can plan it for you too. Do not hesitate to ask me if you have any questions or if you want to go further in the reservation as we provide private tours our availabilities are always limited. Best regards





Itinerary

(Vineyard map)

9:00 /9:30am Pick-up from your hotel (private vehicle & personal tour guide)

Guided tour & wine tasting in a St Emilion Grand Cru Classe

Driven sightseeing around St Emilion and Pomerol vineyards

Lunch in a winemaker's bistrot located into the historical village

Visit & wine tasting in a Chateau Grand Cru Classe of St Emilion

Visit & wine tasting in a family own St Emilion or Pomerol "Petit Chateau"

6:00/6:30pm Return to Bordeaux & drop-off (hotel, railway, airport)


Example of Chateaux (winery) usually visited


Figeac, Canon la Gaffeliere, Beausejour, Tour St Christophe, Clinet, Tailhas, Petit Village, Gazin, De Ferrand and many others ...

During this day, you will learn also about the Classification of the wines of St Emilion and taste the characteristics between a wine from St Emilion & Pomerol appellation.


549

- private tour
- personal guide
- visits & tasting
- for 2 persons
- all year round


Itinerary.pdf


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Option 1 Grand Tasting (€ 15 pp)


Wine tasting in a wine shop

On request we can organize 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 Visit & Tasting at First Class A Chateau Pavie or Figeac (€ 50 pp)


chateau Pavie visit

An unique opportunity to get access to one of the top First Class A in Saint-Emilion. Chateau Pavie and Figeac welcome visitors on request only. Experience its renovated cellar and facilities and taste one of their wine at the end of the visit (closed on week-end).


For each of our tours and packages there is a detailed section showing what is included or not included. With

33Tour Bordeaux & Chateaux
there is no surprise you always know what your are paying for.

Price :
for 2 persons € 549
More than 2 persons? price dependant on your group size, ask us for a quote.

Inclusions :
Visits & tasting fees, exclusive private recent minivan A/C - personal guide - pick-up & drop off from your hotel in Bordeaux - fuel - insurance - taxes.

Extra charge :
Drinks, lunch, option & any personal expenses. Pick up or drop off outside of Bordeaux.

Language available : English spoken tour

Duration : 7h

Objective of this tour : You will learn about the wine making process from the grape to the glass and taste the characteristic of the St Emilion & Pomerol wines. What are the main differences between the Bordeaux appellations, what is the terroir, blend, classification, AOC ? You will know the answers to all these questions.

Note : Visits are not private and only by special arrangement. Chateaux visited & schedule 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 & wineries are closed from 12am until 2pm.

St Emilion Unesco

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.
This wine region is ideal for people who are interested in wine and history. The medieval village as a lot to offer in terms of historical construction from the XI century to the very modern and design cellars.
In the village you will also find many opportunity for lunch. You will have choice between "local restaurant" where local people like to go or a Michelin start one and experience the French Gastronomy.
The landscape is also amaizing, vines are growing on the hills and create an ocean of green leaves during the summer time. Your tour guide will show you around the beautiful and very picturesque landscape.
St Emilion and Pomerol most famous Chateaux are Petrus, Cheval Blanc, Ausone, Figeac, Pavie, Angelus ...


Day tour iuncluding private minivan transportation, visits and tasting fees

For wine lovers who prefer big red wine, tanic and full-boded, we recommend our Medoc wine tour that produces more cabernet sauvignon. If you do not have a lot time to spend in the region, we also organize Medoc and Saint Emilion in one day tour.