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

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  • Location: Bordeaux, France
  • Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Tour code: 5617WINETOUR
Enjoy an afternoon of French wine tasting in either the Medoc or St-Emilion wine region on this small-group tour from Bordeaux. Visit two wonderful French châteaux and enjoy tasting different wines accompanied by a typical French platter of local bread, cheese and cured meat. End your afternoon with a wine workshop where you’ll discover how to blend your own wine or learn some expert wine-tasting tips.

Highlights

  • Small-group tour
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
On this small-group half-day tour, leave Bordeaux in the afternoon and relax on the scenic drive to either the Medoc or the St-Emilion wine region for a wine tasting at two different châteaux.

Medoc wine tour:
Drive along Medoc’s scenic Castle Road while admiring the views of famous châteaux such as Margaux, Latour or Mouton-Rothschild. Along the way, make several stops for excellent photo opportunities and listen as your knowledgeable guide gives an introduction to the Bordeaux wine region before arriving at the first château.This classified growth château - known for its high quality wine -- is one of the most prestigious châteaux in the region. Some of the châteaux you may visit are Lamarque, Du Tertre or Le Crock. In the vineyard, taste one of the château’s wines before visiting the cellars to learn about the wine-making process. Then, taste more wine and enjoy some French appetizers including local cheese, fresh bread and saucisson (dried sausage).

Continue to the second château, a charming family-run estate. Tour the château and its cellars before taking part in a wine workshop, where you’ll expand your knowledge of and appreciation for French wine. These workshops vary on the day of your tour; please consult the Itinerary section for more details.

St-Emilion wine tour:
Sit back and relax on the drive from Bordeaux to the vineyards of St-Emilion. The first stop is a classified growth château, a château that produces high quality wine. Some of the châteaux you may visit are Soutard, Clos Fourtet or Ferrand. Enjoy a welcome glass of wine accompanied by a platter of local bread, cheese and saucisson (dried sausage). Listen as your guide explains the wine-making process and discover a little-known fact that all Bordeaux wines are blends.

Next, discover the charming village of St-Emilion, featuring nearly 800 châteaux, on a guided tour. This UNESCO World Heritage Site dates back to medieval times. Then, visit a second château, a family-run estate that has been running for several generations. Wander through the vineyards while your guide explains the main varieties of wine in the region. Finish your tour with a wine workshop to learn more about French wine. These workshops vary on the day of your tour; please consult the Itinerary section for more details.


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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Central Bordeaux
Departure Time:
1:45pm
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point

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Medoc Region Tour
Code: MEDOC

Half-day tour of the Medoc wine region

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$110.50
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St Emilion Region Tour
Code: STEMILION

Half-day tour of the St Emilion wine region

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$110.50
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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

Inclusions:
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • French appetizer platter
  • Wine tasting
  • Wine workshop
  • Local guide
  • Entrance fees
Exclusions:
  • Gratuities (optional)
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Must be 18 years of age to drink alcohol
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, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday: Blending Workshop
Feel like a real winemaker as you create your own blend of wine during this workshop! Discover the way Bordeaux wines are produced by blending different grape varieties before exploring your taste preferences and creating your own wine blend.
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
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Olga B, November 2014

Fantastic, very interesting, great quide! would love to go again!

Reviewed by: Renato Dipentim D, October 2014

good guides, excellent chateaus

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Tour code: 5617WINETOUR