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Saint Emilion: Guided Winery Tour & Wine Tasting

1. Saint Emilion: Guided Winery Tour & Wine Tasting

During this tour. you will see 2 different winery styles. First, discover a traditional winery with an authentic cellar and typical architecture of Saint Emilion, producing a traditional style of wine for the region. The second winery is a forward-looking one with modern cellar on the cutting edge of technology. Discover how the winemakers use cutting-edge technology and viticulture techniques to perfect the winemaking process and produce a different, innovate style of wine. Learn all about the winemaking process from the vines, the varietals, the aging, and everything around it. The visit will be followed by the tasting of 3 Saint Emilion Grand Cru wines, from the different estates with an introduction to wine tasting technics.

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From Bordeaux: Saint-Emilion Wine Tasting Experience

2. From Bordeaux: Saint-Emilion Wine Tasting Experience

Take a scenic drive to the beautiful wine region of Saint-Emilion and tour this World Heritage Site. Experience the intimacy of the private chateau, and learn the secrets of wine production and taste some of the finest wines. Depart Bordeaux at 13:45, and visit a charming family-run wine estate on the right bank of the Dordogne River. Tour the traditional vat room and cellar of this private chateau. Learn the steps of proper wine tasting at a tasting class. Train your nose to identify wine aromas before enjoying some fine wines. Next, visit a "Great Classified Growth" (Grand Cru) wine estate overlooking the Saint-Emilion vineyards. Hear about the wine-making process and reward yourself with an aperitif served with quality fresh bread and cheese.   Then, take a guided tour of the medieval village of Saint-Emilion in the early evening, and discover why it was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Return to Bordeaux for a drop-off at the end of the tour services.      

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From Bordeaux: Full-Day Private Saint-Emilion Wine Tour

3. From Bordeaux: Full-Day Private Saint-Emilion Wine Tour

Embark on a private wine tour where you can learn about top-rated wines from the Saint-Emilion producing area. As you travel along the Chateau Road, visit 3 carefully selected wineries with an expert guide. All visits consist of a short introduction to the history of the wineries, followed by a tour of the technical installations when appropriate. Finally, you can take part in wine tasting sessions of Chateau wines as to better understand why they are so highly rated.

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Saint-Emilion: Self-Guided Bicycle Tour with Tastings

4. Saint-Emilion: Self-Guided Bicycle Tour with Tastings

Head out on a bike ride to discover the village and vineyards of Saint-Emilion, as well as two magnificent chateaux. Start by picking up your bikes from the meeting point. You will also be given a roadbook that contains many tips and recommendations about the region. Then, follow the itinerary explained in the roadbook and chosen by a team of local experts. Discover the most prestigious properties in the region and enjoy breathtaking views of the local vineyards.  In the afternoon, you will visit a magnificent "grand cru classé" winery nested in the vineyards of St-Emilion and enjoy a wine tasting there. Afterwards, continue to the charming village of St Emilion with your bike. Stroll through the medieval town, classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1999, following the walking itinerary proposed in your road book. Finally, head back to the starting point where a tasting of several wines await you. You will try some merlot wines, which is the main grape variety in this area.

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From Bordeaux: Saint-Emilion Wine Tour in a Sidecar

5. From Bordeaux: Saint-Emilion Wine Tour in a Sidecar

Discover the magic of the Saint-Emilion Wine Route from the passenger basket of a vintage sidecar. After getting picked up from your hotel in Bordeaux, travel through the heart of the vineyards along the route.  Along the way, get a glimpse of some of the majestic chateaux which are home to some of the world's most renowned wines. Stop at one of these chateaux for a tour of the estate and a tasting of some fine 'Grand Cru Classé' wines. Stop as often as you like for photos and feel free to ask your pilot/guide any burning questions you may have about the region or life in Bordeaux. Finish your tour with a stroll on foot around the medieval village of Saint-Emilion before returning to your hotel.

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What people are saying about Saint-Émilion

Would definitely recommend this tour! I learned so much and by the end felt like I was pretty knowledgeable about the Saint-Emilion wine valley. The wines were delicious and the host was wonderful, as well.

Short, concise and well informed tour and testing by a very good knowledgeable guide. Very good vfm

Excellent time tasting lovely wines with an amazing guide and a great group of people!

It was a great tour! The tour guide was knowledgable in history and wine.

The guide was punctual and personable. A very good experience.