Wine discovery day


  • Wine tasting class and tasting tips about Bordeaux wines

  • Blending session to create your own cuvée

  • Aperitif with traditional French products

  • Picnic lunch in our tasting room or in a public garden nearby

  • Visit and wine tasting at one chateau: a prestigious Classified Growth estate

  • Tour of the medieval village of St-Emilion, UNESCO Classified in 1999


TASTING 11 wines
FOOD Aperitif & picnic
LANGUAGE English French
SCHEDULE 10.30 AM to 06.30 PM
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Become a wine expert in Bordeaux thanks to a 2 hr wine tasting class followed by an afternoon wine tour to the magnificent vineyards of Saint-Emilion!

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Experience the best of Bordeaux with a full day discovery of wine 

Become a wine expert & discover the Saint-Emilion vineyards and chateaux all in just one day. You will participate in a wine tasting class, tour the medieval village of Saint-Emilion and visit one Bordeaux chateau:  a Classified Growth estate of Saint Emilion!
10.30am: Your Bordeaux discovery day starts with a 2 hour wine tasting class in the morning.
Your wine tasting class will include:
- A welcome glass of white and/or red wine: Break the code of wine tasting through the colour, aromas, nose, taste...
- Tour de France of wines: Enjoy a tasting of 4 wines from the 4 main wine regions of France, discover the wines from France, their diversity and the notions of "terroir" and "appellation"
- Wine blending workshop: Bordeaux wines are blends made from various types of grapes (Cabernet sauvignon, Merlot…). Taste each grape separately, and according to your own taste, create your very own cuvée! 
- Aperitif with traditional French delicacies (fresh bread, cheese…) and discover your wine tasting profile.
12.30pm: After your wine tasting class in Bordeaux you will enjoy a picnic lunch at the 18th century A la Francaise appartment in the city center of Bordeaux.
2.00pm: You will depart Bordeaux and be driven to Saint-Emilion. Your local expert guide will provide you with all the information about the Bordeaux & Saint-Emilion wine regions as you go.
3.00pm: Visit a Great Classified Growth estate overlooking the Saint-Emilion vineyards (Chateau Côte de Baleau, Château la Croizille, Château Chauvin…). Visit the vineyards, the traditional vat room and tour the cellar of this prestigious estate! To finish your chateau tour, enjoy an aperitif in a tasting room with French delicacies (fresh bread, cheese…).
There will also be an additional tasting class here: "Intense color, woody aromas, tannic taste… " Ouch!! What does it mean? Do not fear, you will expand your wine tasting knowledge by learning the steps of a proper tasting and will educate your nose in order to identify the wines' aromas. We will give you our tips and tricks to taste like a pro! At the end of the visit, you will enjoy a tasting of the chateau’s wines.
4.00pm:  Enjoy a guided tour of the village of Saint Emilion, classified on UNESCO’s World Heritage list. Saint-Emilion is a typical charming French village dating back to medieval times surrounded by vineyards that took its name.
5.00 pm: Your second chateau visit is at an authentic and charming family-run estate of the right bank. Feel the intimacy and authenticity of a private chateau run by a passionate family for generations. Walk through the vineyards, tour the traditional vat room and visit the cellar of this intimate estate! Chateaux partners: Château La Croizille (Saint Emilion Great Classified Growth), Château La Dauphine (Fronsac), Château de Sales (Pomerol), Château Côte de Baleau (Saint-Emilion Great Classified Growth).
6.00pm: Time to come back in Bordeaux
7.00pm: End of tour

NB : A la Française reserves the right to modify the programme of the afternoon part of the tour on April 1st 2024

NB 2 : From April 1st 2024, this activity will be modified as follows : 
- Start at 2:00pm same localisation
- Finish at 6:30pm same localisation
- 1 visit & tasting at a Growth Classified chateau
- At least 3 different wines
- 1 hour of guided visit village
- Aperitive platter 
Winery traditional wine tours
Visit classified vineyard Bordeaux
wine tasting class Bordeaux


  • Up to 24 hours in advance : 100% refund
  • Under 24 hours in advance : no refund
  • A minimum of 2 participants is required for a tour. If only 1 person is booked on a tour, A la Francaise will contact the customer to reschedule or refund the total amount.

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Meeting point*

At A la francaise's Apartment
3 rue d'Enghien
33000 Bordeaux
In the very centre of Bordeaux, near the Place des Quinconces.

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