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Villa St Simon Wine Day Tours

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Address: 16 rue Saint Simon, 33390, Blaye, France
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+33 5 57 42 99 66

Villa St Simon offers private wine tours to the Medoc, St Emilion,...

Villa St Simon offers private wine tours to the Medoc, St Emilion, Sauternes, Côtes de Blaye & Côtes de Bourg. We visit Grand Cru Classé chateaux as well as the less known jewels of the Bordeaux region. All-day tours with coached wine tastings, english speaking guide, air-conditioned chauffeuring, maximum of 8 participants.

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We took a morning tour with Leslie to a Chateau in the Cotes du Bourg, learned a lot and tasted some excellent wines from Chateau Rousselle. We concluded our tour by having lunch... read more

Reviewed 27 December 2014
Arvid O
Palm Coast, Florida
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Palm Coast, Florida
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Reviewed 27 December 2014

We took a morning tour with Leslie to a Chateau in the Cotes du Bourg, learned a lot and tasted some excellent wines from Chateau Rousselle. We concluded our tour by having lunch at La Galerie and sharing a bottle of Cote du Blaye with a New Zealand couple that we met on Leslie's tour that morning.

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Riquewihr, France
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Reviewed 12 October 2014 via mobile

Beautiful visit to an exclusive vineyard with our knowledgeable guide, Matthieu. Don't miss out when in Blaye.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 April 2014

I've been to Villa St Simon twice now, both times I did the Wine Tasting Debunked with Les and both times learnt a lot. Les really knows his wines, as does Thomas. During our first stay we toured local vineyards which was brilliant. On our latests stay there was a wine festval on in Blaye which Les and Thomas gave... More 

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Reviewed 30 July 2013

In our experience, THIS is the best Bordeaux wine tour......period. Great bonhomie, love of subject, knowledge & experience (he knows everybody & has access to the top Chateaux), value (others may be dearer, but nobody does it better than Les @ Villa St Simon Wine day Tours. Many repeat visitors, us included. Top choice and highest recommendations.

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North Canton, Ohio
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Reviewed 21 May 2012

We decided to splurge and take tour of the Medoc. We thoroughly enjoyed our day and felt like Leslie really made the day special. We toured two chateaux and a carriage museum. Our lunch was relaxed and enjoyable. Leslie provides a wealth of information as well as just good conversation. We would recommend this tour.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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Reviewed 13 February 2012

We had a wonderful time with Les and Clarissa. The B&B was comfortable. We felt right at home and really felt we were on an exclusive tour with friends to show us around. We would love to go back and learn more about wine from Les who has a wonderfully insightful and refreshing attitude about sharing his extensive knowledge.

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Paris, France
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Reviewed 7 February 2012

Leslie Kellen is possibly the world's greatest host. From the moment I dropped him an email through to being driven to the airport and a gifted bottle of wine shoved into my bag, I was enraptured with the beauty that is Les, Billa St Simon and the peacefulness of Blaye. Les has an infectious sense of humour and a charismatic... More 

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Reviewed 5 February 2012

A wonderful few days at Villa St Simon with great hospitality and exceptional wine. Wine tours were personalised to ones taste. Local market on Wednesday and Saturday great for oysters and fresh produce, then can be cooked in Villa St Simons kitchen. Best B&B we have stayed in around the world

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San Francisco, California, United States
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Reviewed 4 February 2012

I can't say enough great things about our stay at Villa St Simon and our personalized wine tour. From the moment we arrived we were picked up at the train station by the owners of the Inn. By the end of the trip it felt like we were leaving family. Les is so knowledgeable of French wine and had so... More 

1 Thank Kelly M
San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 4 February 2012

I highly recommend the wine tours with Villa St. Simon. They are small, personal group tours. Our group in September 2011 was a total of just four people -- including Les our guide! Les and the other guides are very knowledgeable about the region and have great connections in the wine business in Bordeaux. We tasted a number of great... More 

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