Day Trip Sauternes
Sauternes Private Wine Tour
This wine day trip in the Graves appellation is the best way to understand all the Bordeaux wines variety, complexity, taste delicate white and opulent sweet wine. It also the story of a wedding beetwen a River & a Stream, we will tell you it during a gourmet lunch ...
*Option : Sauternes Vertical Tasting (€ 20 pp)
This master workshop, will allow you to drink and discover 3 different vintages of Sauternes wine. From old vintage to younger one this is an unique sensory experience. Taste caramel, orange, chocolate, pineapple, vanilla, peppermint aromas in a same glass of wine ...
*Option : Wine tasting at Chateau d'Yquem (€ 72 pp)
The legendary Chateau d'Yquem classified as a Premier Grand Cru Superieur in 1855 welcome you in a luxury ambiance. Visit the Chateau, learn about the Terroir and then finish with a wine tasting of this fabulous Sauternes.
for 2 persons
More than 2 persons? price dependant on your group size, ask us for a quote.
Visit & tasting fees, exclusive private recent minivan A/C - personal guide - roundtrip transportation 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 (with french accent)
Duration : 8h - 9h
Objective of this tour : Taste wines from different terroir. You will also learn about the wine making process from the grape to the glass and the characteristic of red, white and sweet white wines. What is the noble root (Botrytis), 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 : If you have any preference for Chateaux, don't hesitate to ask us in your booking request. Visits are not private & only by appointment. 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.
King of the white syrupy wines, Sauternes is a natural sweet wine.
Of a major yellow colour, we can find honey flavours, orange or white flowers. Getting old, it becomes sweetier and then takes a more spiced taste, like gingerbread.
It goes perfectly with the "foie gras", sweeted-salted dishes and nut-tasted cheeses or Roquefort.
The secret of this wine so particular is due to the geographical situation of its wines, set up in a small valley crossed by a river (Ciron), which makes the climatic condition so particular to growth the grapes to an extreme maturity.
The Graves production is white and red wine. Powerful with a complex bouquet and notes of candied and dried fruits, give an expression to these wines very appreciated by world wine lovers.
This tour is more focus on white and sweet wines but, for wine lovers who would like to learn more about red wines, you could also visit the Medoc famous for its cabernet sauvignon wines or Saint Emilion area more dedicated to the merlot.