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Bordeaux Super Saver: Small-Group Wine Tasting and Lunch plus St-Emilion Wine Tour

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Enjoy wine tastings galore with this Bordeaux Super Saver, which combines two best-selling wine tours for a discounted price. In Bordeaux, taste and learn about wines from France’s major wine regions — including Burgundy, Côtes du Rhône and the Loire Valley — and pair your tastings with bread, cheeses and cured meats. After lunch, visit two châteaux in the nearby UNESCO World Heritage-listed village of St-Emilion for more wine tastings and a walking tour of the vineyards. Numbers are limited to eight people on this small-group tour, ensuring a more personalized experience.
Highlights
  • Three expert-led wine tastings and two winery tours
  • Sample wines from Bordeaux, Côtes du Rhône, and Burgundy
  • Explore the UNESCO-listed village of St-Emilion
  • Personalized experience with a small group 
What to Expect
Meet your guide and group in central Bordeaux for a day enjoying two top-selling wine tours for a comprehensive introduction to French wine and transportation by minivan.
Start the day with a 2-hour wine tasting workshop in Bordeaux and sample wines from all around France, including popular wine regions such as Burgundy, Côtes du Rhône, the Loire Valley, and, of course, Bordeaux.
After lunch at a local venue, set out to explore the vineyards of St-Emilion, one of the most famous appellations in the Bordeaux wine region. Uncover the secrets of French winemaking, “terroir,” and wine classifications during guided tours of two wine châteaux and enjoy guided wine tastings at each destination.
Finally, visit St-Emilion for a walking tour of the medieval village, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, before returning to Bordeaux.
Itinerary
Bordeaux Wine Tasting and WorkshopStart your day with a 2-hour, small-group wine-tasting session in Bordeaux’s city center. During this informative workshop, taste four different wines as an expert wine educator gives you an overview of French wine.
You'll discover the unique characteristics of France’s main wine regions including Bordeaux, Burgundy, Côtes du Rhône and the Loire Valley. Gain insight into the terms ‘terroir’ and ‘appellation’ and learn how to read a French wine label.
Taste two more wines as you enjoy a typical French appetizer platter of cheese, saucisson (sausage) and fresh bread. You’ll then practice blending wines using two leading varieties of Bordeaux, merlot and cabernet sauvignon. Discover how to analyze various aspects of wine including its color, smell and taste, and mix different varieties to create your own blend according to your personal tastes.
Follow your wine session with lunch at a traditional apartment in the city center.
St-Emilion Tour and Wine TastingsAfter lunch, leave the city of Bordeaux behind and drive to the vineyards of St-Emilion, a UNESCO World Heritage-listed medieval village, home to 800 châteaux and renowned for its spectacular wines. Your guide will teach you about the Bordeaux and St-Emilion wine regions along the way.
Visit the traditional vat room and cellar of an authentic, private château. Wander through the vineyards while your guide explains the main varieties of wine in the region. After your tour of the family-run estate, enjoy another wine-tasting session to learn more about French wine, discover proper wine-tasting techniques, and practice your skills while sampling some of the château’s wines.
In the late afternoon, you’ll head to a classified-growth château overlooking the St-Emilion vineyards. Enjoy a welcome glass of wine accompanied by a platter of local bread, cheese and saucisson (dried sausage), and learn about the winemaking process from the vine to the bottle. The specific châteaux you visit vary, but may include Soutard, Ferrand or Pressac.
You’ll then take an evening tour of the village of St-Emilion, a typical charming French village dating back to medieval times and surrounded by the vineyards that took its name. Afterward, it’s back to Bordeaux to conclude your full-day tour.
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My husband and I joined a group in the morning for wine tasting and appreciation of the different wines/regions, had a delicious lunch and later visited two gorgeous St. Emilion vineyards. Remi was a wonderful host! We could not have had a better time! I...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank TCondina
Reviewed 4 days ago

My husband and I really enjoyed this tour. In the morning, we learned a lot about French wine, the different regions, and tasted them. The snacks and lunch were delicious. In the afternoon we got to visit different Chateaus and the beautiful town of St-Emilion....More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Chrissyc192003
Reviewed 10 June 2019

Thoroughly enjoyed our day learning about French wine with Hugo. He was excellent, very informative and entertaining. The morning tasting tutorial was fantastic, as we covered lots of information, from an outline of French wine history to sampling different red wine blends. After a tasty...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank meganlants
Reviewed 6 June 2019

A superb day with Bordovino. In the morning we learnt to compare the red wines of Bordeaux and blended our own, all under our host - Remi's - expert guidance. After a great lunch we then visited two fantastic chateaux in the afternoon, finishing with...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank jambob75
Reviewed 5 May 2019

We had a wonderful day and learnt a lot about french wines. Our guide Guillaume was excellent. He had a great knowledge about wine, viticulture and also the culture around. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: May 2019
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There was no biking on our tour. We met at the Bordovino apartment at 10.30am and after lunch they drive you in a mini van to the Vineyards. The journey takes 40 minutes. ;)
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