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2 wine regions within a day : Saint-Emilion and Medoc

Highlights
  • Two famous wine regions in one day: Saint Emilion and the Medoc
  • Sample a selection of Bordeaux wines during three guided wine tastings
  • Visit three wineries including a Grand Cru Classé chateau and a family-run estate
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2 wine regions within a day : Saint-Emilion and Medoc
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2 wine regions within a day : Saint-Emilion and Medoc
USD 183.36
Overview
The wine regions of Saint Emilion and the Medoc produce some of Bordeaux’s finest wines and this full-day tour explores both in one day. Spend the morning visiting the UNECO-listed village of Saint Emilion and learning about the winemaking process at a Grand Cru Classé Chateau, return to Bordeaux for a delicious picnic lunch, then master the art of wine tasting as you tour the wineries of the Medoc.
What to Expect

The program:

9.00 am: Meet your guide in front of the Bordeaux tourist Office and jump into our minivan. Drive around 40 minutes to Saint-Emilion. On the way, your guide will give you loads of information about our region, our wines and our culture. He / she will be more than happy to answer all your questions!

9.45 am: Visit of the village of Saint-Emilion. Enjoy a guided tour in the little streets of the old town of Saint Emilion dating back from the 9th century and still perfectly preserved thanks to its classification on the UNESCO heritage list. The village is located at the top of a hill and offers breathtaking views on the surrounding vineyards.

10.45 am: Be warmly welcome at a beautiful Classified Growth chateau (Grand Cru Classé in French) just outside the village. Be welcomed in front of the chateau with a glass of white wine. Enjoy a little walk in the middle of the vines. Take a tour of the cellars. Have a description of the wine making process from the grape to the bottle. And most important! Enjoy a tasting of 2 wines of the property inside the castle, while we will serve an aperitif made of local and fresh delicacies: bread, cheese, charcuterie, chocolate…

12.00 pm: Time to drive back to Bordeaux and enjoy a quick pic-nic lunch and a glass of wine at the Bordovino apartment.

1.45 pm: Back on the road & drive through the mythical “Chateau Route” of the Medoc. Here you are Medoc! 

2.30 pm: Arriving in a charming and authentic family-run estate (Chateau Lamothe-Bergeron, Chateau Chasse-Spleen, Chateau Siran…). Feel the intimacy and authenticity of a private chateau run by a passionate family for generations. Start the visit in the vineyards, in front of the château, tour around the traditional vat room and discover the cellar. 

Tasting class – Become a wine expert in 20min!

« Intense color, woody aromas, tannic taste… » Ouch !! What does it mean? You will learn 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 some tasting of the chateau’s wines.

4.30 pm:  Visit a Great Classified Growth estate (such as Chateau Cantenac-Brown, Chateau Lagrange…). Visit the vineyards, the vat room and the cellars of one of the most prestigious chateaux of Bordeaux. Enjoy some explanations about their wine making process, from the vine to the bottle. Finish the visit by a tasting of the estate’s wines while enjoying an aperitif with French delicacies (cheese, fresh bread…).

7.15 pm: Back in Bordeaux.

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Reviewed 1 week ago
Wonderful educational wine experience in Bordeaux!

We signed up for the full day tour of Saint-Emilion and Medoc and it turned out to be one of the main highlights of our three-week trip to Europe. Our guide, Quentin, was very knowledgeable and the wineries we visited were beautiful. It was obvious...More

Thank Ann S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Amazing day exploring the Bordeaux wine region

What an amazing day this was! We chose this tour as we wanted to visit both wine regions and only had a limited amount of time in Bordeaux to do this. The day started out in the Medoc region where we visited two gorgeous wineries....More

Thank fizzy92181
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
What a fabulous tour!! This was the best experience I had in France

It was a credibal day in my France trip which was worth remembering, more than a wine tasting but also so enjoyable, every step every vineyard with full of wonders. we learned a lot of wine knowledge by such a beautiful way during the tasting...More

Thank Janey W
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile
Perfect day out

I signed up for the one-day tour which took us to two chateaus in Medoc and two chateaus in Saint Emilion / Pomerol in the afternoon. Our guide, Valentin, is both caring and knowledgeable. When I arrived 10 minutes before the stipulated time, he was...More

Thank yumcha
Reviewed 6 June 2018
A great way to see much of the Bordeaux region

This was a wonderful way to see Bordeaux if you don't speak French and want to rent your own car. The tour included visits to two wineries in both Medoc and St. Emilion, and lunch at a winery as well. You don't have to worry...More

Thank Tammy K
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