Visit the 2 prestigious wine regions of Medoc and St Emilion!
9:00 am: Depart Bordeaux and drive to the Medoc Region. Your friendly local guide will provide you with information about Bordeaux wines as you go. Drive through the mythical appellations which established the reputation of Bordeaux wines and spend the first half of the day visiting two wonderful chateaux!
Your tour starts with a visit and warm welcome at a beautiful 1855 Great Classified Growth Chateau steeped in history. Walk through the vineyards, tour the vat room and visit the chateau cellar. You will receive an interesting introduction to the wine making process, all the way from the vine to the bottle. Finish by tasting the estate's wines.
Next on your wine tour will be a visit to a charming family run estate where you will meet the people, tour the chateau and listen to an explanation of the main varietals of the Bordeaux region. Your tour of the chateau will finish with a tasting of the estate's wines accompanied by an aperitif of French delicacies (fresh bread, cheese ...)
After this visit you will enjoy a delicious "A la Française" lunch at this charming and authentic Great Classified Growth estate.
Next up is a wine tasting class where you can become a wine expert! "Intense color, woody aromas, tannic taste" Ouch!! What does it mean? Do not worry. You will learn the steps of a proper wine tasting and will educate your nose to identify the wine's aromas. We will give you our tips and tricks to taste wine like a pro!
The third chateau visit of the tour will be at an intimate, authentic and beautiful chateau in St Emilion. Your tour will start in the vineyards in front of the château, followed by a tour of the traditional vat room. At the end of the chateau visit, you will enjoy a tasting of the chateau's wines
3.30 pm: Visit the famous medieval village of St Emilion dating from the Middle Ages.
5.30 pm: You will arrive back in Bordeaux.