French Wine Tours in Bordeaux

Bordeaux Wine Tours

Touring the vineyards and sampling world-famous Bordeaux wines is one of the great pleasures of the region. The Bordeaux wine region is a huge (150 kilometres in diameter) doughnut shape with the city of Bordeaux at its centre. To taste your way around the wine-producing districts allow at least 4 days, or take a bite at a few selected points.
We would recommend that your minimum selection includes the Médoc, to the west, St. Emilion in the east, then south to Graves and Sauternes, allowing a day for each.
While you will see “Route des Vins” signage in most of the major wine areas, it is designed more to allow you to see vineyards rather than taste wine in wineries, and a number of wineries are by appointment only. We would recommend that you take advantage of local knowledge and contacts and book for one or more days guided tours.

Bordeaux Wine Tour Holidays Region Map

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ONE-DAY TOURS From £65 (approx $95) per person 

THE MEDOC

ST EMILION

GRAVES/PESSAC-LEOGNAN

SAUTERNES

COGNAC 

 

French Wine Tour Holidays

 

THREE NIGHTS B&B* + TWO ONE-DAY TOURS 

From £220 ($310) PER PERSON !!

 

Bordeaux Wine Tours In France

 

 

SEVEN NIGHTS B&B* + FIVE ONE-DAY TOURS 
From £530 ($750) PER PERSON !!

   

 French Wine Tours In Bordeaux

 

  

Available all year round
All Bordeaux wine tours with English-speaking guide
Choose between chauffeur-driven (from £95/$135 pp) and self-drive tours
 All tours include at least two chateau visits, with tastings and a stop for lunch
Chauffeur-driven tours include pick-up from your hotel / B&B
 Guides travel with you from your hotel / B&B on self-drive tours
 
 
 
Sample Wine Tour – The Médoc
 
During the day we will visit the four stellar communes of the Médoc – Pauillac, Margaux, St Estèphe and St Julien. We will learn both about the viticulture (how the grapes are grown) and the viniculture (how the wine is made), talking to the winemakers themselves.
We will taste fine red wines in three different chateaux, either classed-growth or Crus Bourgeois, and will learn to appreciate the similarities and differences in the wines produced by the varying proportions of limestone, sandy gravel and clay in the soil; and Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend of grape varieties.
Many books have been written about the subtly differing characteristics of these communes’ wines – the soft, fresh brilliance of Pauillac wines, the refined delicacy of Margaux, the dark power of St Estèphe and the rounded gentleness of St Julien. All variations on a theme of excellence. All have their passionate advocates – this will be your chance to judge for yourself!
Lunch will be on the terrace at Maison Jéroboam, accompanied by some choice vintages of St Estèphe wines from our cellar.
 
From £100 ($140) per person, including lunch and wine
 
 
To book this or any Bordeaux Wine Tours, visit the Contact Us page for more information.
 
*B&B is Maison Jéroboam in St Estèphe, in the heart of the fabled vineyards, five minutes from Chateau Cos d’Estournel and Chateau Calon Segur, Chateau Phelan Segur is right opposite.
Chateaux Lafite and Mouton Rothschild are ten minutes away. There is a swimming pool in the garden and a games room with table tennis and table football, evening meals available. Accommodation available for groups of up to 8 (double occupancy).
 
 
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St Emilion Wine Tour

St Emilion France Wine Tours Bordeaux  


Would you like to discover the St Emilion that most tourists miss? Climb the King's Tower or the Church Bell Tower for the most awesome views, visit the cloisters, visit the magnificent underground caves of a grand cru classé. Taste a magnificent grand cru classé direct from the barrel.
Learn about the appellation system and about St Emilion from an insider (Caro is a winemaker and member of a commune appellation in Aquitaine).
Visit and taste the wines of two grand cru classé vineyards in St Emilion.
Visit the village of St Emilion.
Enjoy a wonderful lunch in St Emilion.
Learn about the great wines of St Emilion and see the landmark properties.
Caroline Feely offers a St Emilion Wine Tour Adventure for €240 per person including lunch on the main square in St Emilion (minimum two people). This tour is available all year round. Reservation required.


"This was the opportunity of a lifetime and truly exceeded my expectations." Sheila Jirka

 
Bordeaux Wine Tour Holidays Guide

Caroline Feely
Director/guide St. Emilion Wine Tour Adventure
www.frenchwineadventures.com
caro@frenchwineadventures.com