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Saint-Émilion: Bordeaux Vineyard Tour and Wine Tasting

1. Saint-Émilion: Bordeaux Vineyard Tour and Wine Tasting

Dive into the world of Bordeaux wines with an intimate visit to a local family vineyard and explore their cellars. Visit the quaint medieval community of Saint-Émilion for a tour of the renowned Château Saint-Georges and taste some of their high-quality wines. Start your visit by hearing about the history of the founding family, still working on the estate after five generations. Learn about the different grape varieties used and the unique soil that heightens the quality of the wines produced at this property with a privileged location on Pavie Hill. Step into the cellar for a detailed explanation of winemaking and the aging process that takes place in the barrels. Taste a selection of their wines, which are known for their elegance and fall under the exclusive Saint-Émilion Grand Cru appellation.

From Bordeaux: Afternoon Saint-Emilion Wine Tasting Trip

2. From Bordeaux: Afternoon Saint-Emilion Wine Tasting Trip

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, learn the secrets of wine production, and taste some of the finest wines. Depart Bordeaux in the afternoon 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.

Bordeaux: Saint-Emilion and Medoc Full-Day Wine Experience

3. Bordeaux: Saint-Emilion and Medoc Full-Day Wine Experience

Spend a day exploring the wineries and vineyards in Bordeaux on this guided tasting trip. Sample wines at three wineries and tour the historic town of Saint-Emilion. Be welcomed by your guide at a location in the city center of Bordeaux and drive to Saint-Emilion. Get started by visiting the Saint-Emilion Grand Cru chateau to see the vineyards and taste their delectable wines. Then, head out for a guided tour of the UNESCO World Heritage village of Saint-Emilion. Travel back to Bordeaux to have a hearty picnic lunch paired with a glass of wine at Olala Bordeaux. Come afternoon, journey to the Médoc region to discover the Margaux Appellation region and see the vineyards there. Stop at a family-owned estate to taste some more wine. Snap some photos of the famous Château Margaux before heading to the Grand Cru Classé chateau to savor more wine. Return back to Bordeaux in the early evening.

From Bordeaux: Half-Day Saint-Émilion Tour and Wine Tasting

4. From Bordeaux: Half-Day Saint-Émilion Tour and Wine Tasting

Visit Saint-Émilion on a half-day tour from Bordeaux, and explore the vineyards and wines of the region. Meet your guide at Olala Bordeaux wine shop (located at 2 rue Mably in Bordeaux center), and relax on the drive to Saint-Émilion. Enjoy a wine tasting session at a Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Château, where the passionate staff will explain their story and introduce you to the art of wine production and tasting. After this, your guide will lead you on a walking tour through the center of Saint-Émilion. Explore this well-preserved medieval city, with its steep winding alleys and maze of hidden passages. Afterward, drive back to Bordeaux.

From Bordeaux: Saint-Émilion Food and Wine Tour

5. From Bordeaux: Saint-Émilion Food and Wine Tour

Experience the food and wine of the Saint-Emilion region on a guided tour from Bordeaux. Visit a beautiful village in the area, sip on local wines at the wineries and savor a picnic lunch before returning to Bordeaux.  Start your tour with a drive to the beautiful town of Saint-Émilion. Discover a village famous for its UNESCO-listed vineyards and beautiful hills scattered with 1,000 castles. Learn what makes Bordeaux wines so special as you drive through vineyards and wine estates where bold contemporary cellars compete with 18th-century classical buildings. Take a walking tour of the village and enjoy a tasting of authentic handmade Saint-Emilion macarons. Visit 2 wineries on the same site, and taste their wines. Take a short break with a fresh picnic lunch at the Château, accompanied by a glass of wine. Enjoy another guided tour at a Saint-Emilion Grand Cru property. Enjoy another lively wine tasting, before making your return to Bordeaux in the mid=afternoon.

From Bordeaux: St. Emilion Village Half-Day Wine Tour

6. From Bordeaux: St. Emilion Village Half-Day Wine Tour

Take a half-day tour to the charming village of St. Emilion, and sample a selection of wines. The history of the village goes back to medieval times, and the whole jurisdiction is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its natural landscape. Upon arrival in the village, embark on a guided walking tour. Explore the charming lanes, Romanesque churches, and ruins that stretch along the steep and narrow laneways. It was the Romans that introduced wine making to the village as far back as the 2nd century. Reminders of the Roman techniques of wine planting can be seen in some of the estates, such as Chateau Bellevue, owned by the world-famous Angelus winery. The village was named after the monk Émilian, a traveling confessor, who settled in a hermitage carved into the rock in the 8th-Century. Follow your guide for a walking tour of the village to discover all the main attractions.  Then, enjoy a visit and wine tasting session in a Classified Growth Chateau of the Saint Emilion wine region. During the visit, you will learn all there is to know about the estate as well as the techniques used to produce this world-famous wine. From here return to Bordeaux.

Enjoy a Day Discovering Two Famous Bordeaux Wine Regions

7. Enjoy a Day Discovering Two Famous Bordeaux Wine Regions

Meet your guide in the center of Bordeaux and drive to the Medoc wine region. Learn about the Bordeaux wines during the journey to the chateaux. Upon arrival, be welcomed at a prestigious Classified Growth estate, operating since 1855. Walk around the vineyards and cellars, learn about the estate’s wine making process, and finish with wine tastings.                                     Then, drive to Saint Emilion to discover a beautiful Growth Classified winery and taste their wines while savoring a mouth-watering lunch. After lunch, enjoy the beautiful Saint Emilion region. Continue your tour by visiting an authentic and charming family-run estate along the right bank. Feel the intimacy of the private chateau as you tour this estate's traditional vat room and cellar. Then delight in a tasting class, learning the steps of wine tasting and educating your nose to identify a variety of wine aromas. After this visit, enjoy a guided tour of the village of Saint Emilion, classified as a UNESCO's World Heritage site.

From Bordeaux: Full-Day St Emilion Wine Tasting Tour

8. From Bordeaux: Full-Day St Emilion Wine Tasting Tour

The wine region of Libournais encompasses much of what is referred to as the Right Bank. Named after its historical capital, the expression Right Bank typically refers to wines from the Pomerol and St-Emilion areas of the Libournais. There are several villages around the region that share the Saint-Émilion name, such as Montagne-Saint-Émilion and St-Georges-Saint-Émilion which are named the satellite appellations. The area is bordered to the west by Pomerol. Merlot is the dominant grape in this area, followed by Cabernet Franc and a very small quantity of Malbec that is tending to disappear. The climate and damper, cool soils of the area make it difficult for Cabernet Sauvignon grapes to fully ripen and as such is less often used. Depart for the Saint Emilion wine region and enjoy a visit and wine tasting at a famous classified growth Chateaux of the Pomerol or Saint Emilion appellation. Afterward, arrive in the village of Saint Emilion and enjoy a guided walking tour with your guide to discovering the main monuments of this quaint hilltop village. During your free time for lunch and personal discovery, visit the underground monuments of Saint Emilion. In the afternoon, experience another visit and wine tasting session in one of the selected Classified Chateaus of Saint Emilion.

Saint Emilion: Guided Grand Cru Classé Winery Tour & Tasting

9. Saint Emilion: Guided Grand Cru Classé Winery Tour & 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.

Bordeaux: Wine Country Vineyards Tour w/ Local Wine Tastings

10. Bordeaux: Wine Country Vineyards Tour w/ Local Wine Tastings

Take a few hours to see the Bordeaux wine country on a guided tour. Discover Medoc, Saint-Emilion, Graves, and Sauternes or Entre-deux-Mers — each with its own charm. The wine region depends on the day of your visit. Depart from the Bordeaux Tourist Office and discover different types of châteaux and taste the colors of the wines according to the wine region. During the trip, your guide will explain Bordeaux wine and give a lot of information. From Tuesday to Saturday, stop at 2 wine estates, visit the technical part with the oak barrels, the vats, and learn about the wine-making process. Discover the prevalence of the seasons which shape the varieties of flavors and more. At the end of each visit, enjoy a tasting of two wines of the property with advice about the steps of the art of tasting (the quantity is limited by French law). From Sunday and Monday, the destination is Saint-Emilion, one of the most famous places in the world for wine and heritage. Follow your guide through the Saint-Emilion village to admire some of the old and remarkable buildings and go into the amazing underground church. The second part of the afternoon includes a visit to a wine estate and a tasting of two wines. On the way back to Bordeaux your guide can answer any questions or give advice. Arrive in Bordeaux in the evening. Monday: Saint-Emilion or Fronsac Tuesday: Medoc Wednesday: Graves and Sauternes Thursday: Bourg and Blaye Friday: Entre-deux-Mers Saturday: Medoc Sunday: Saint-Emilion

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This tour was informative and the lunch was delicious. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and patient when explaining aspects of the wine process and ranking systems that were difficult to understand

Perfect trip with the greatest guide Karim! I was solo traveling over the weekend and had the best time. Karim really has a great knowledge of the wine and made you feel welcome.

Wonderful experience! Visiting 3 chateaus was amazing and with a trip to the Saint Emilion town it was definitely worth the price. Would highly recommend!

Julie did a phenomenal job for my family on our tour, working with a diverse group of people with varying levels of knowledge and wine expertise.

Informative, great wines, nice choice of chateaux. Knowledgeable tour of Saint-Emillion too. Really enjoyed it, thanks René!