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

  • Visits and wine tastings at two chateaux: one family run estate and one prestigious Classified Growth estate

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


TASTING 7 wines + 2/3 per chateau
FOOD Aperitif & picnic
LANGUAGE English French
SCHEDULE 10.30 AM to 07.00 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 two Bordeaux chateaux: a charming family run estate and a Classified Growth estate! 
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 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. Visit the vineyards, the traditional vat room and tour the cellar of this intimate estate! Chateaux partners: Chateau de Reignac (Bordeaux supérieur), Chateau Siaurac (Lalande-Pomerol), Chateau de Sales (Pomerol), Chateau Gaby (Fronsac), Chateau de Pressac (Saint-Emilion)...
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:  Visit a Great Classified Growth estate overlooking the Saint-Emilion vineyards (Chateau Soutard, Chateau de Ferrand…) There, you will enjoy explanations about the winemaking process from the vine to the bottle. To finish your chateau tour, enjoy an aperitif in a tasting room with French delicacies (fresh bread, cheese…)
5.00pm: 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.
7.00pm: Arrive back in Bordeaux.
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  • 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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