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Private St Emilion wine tour

See St Emilion on your own terms.

Exclusive visits at Angelus, Canon, La Gaffeliere and many other Classified Growths.

A full day in this splendid UNESCO World heritage site is enough to please even the most discerning travellers.

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INCLUDED IN THE PRICE 

Full day tour 9:30am - 5pm

Private tour (8 max)

Private transportation in a luxury Mercedes mid-sized van

Accompanied by a fluent & comprehensible English-speaking wine expert

Commented visit & tasting at three Chateaux (all visit fees included!)

 

Chateau we may visit:

Chateau Beauregard, Chateau Clinet, Chateau La Conseillante, Chateau l'Evangile, Chateau Petit Village, Chateau Angelus, Chateau Pavie, Chateau Beau-Sejour Becot, Chateau Canon, Chateau La Dominique, Chateau Laniote, Chateau Figeac, Chateau Soutard, Chateau Troplong Mondot, Chateau Villemaurine and many others.

* Some chateau require a supplement.

 

Included:

All winery visits and tastings, transportation in a luxury Mercedes mid-size van with wifi.

 

Not Included:

Gratuities, accommodation, lunch,  wines with meals, anything generally not stated in the itinerary.

 

Practical information

Wear sensible shoes and layers. Cellars can be cool and we may tried through the vines.

Each visit lasts between 1 to 1-1/2 hrs. and is conducted by an english speaking guide in the chateaux. The visits cover the vines, grape varieties, wine making  and end with a tasting of several wines.

NB:  Tasting sizes are small in France, generally 2-3 oz.

** A supplement will be charged for pick-up outside Bordeaux depending upon location.

See our group pages for +8 people.

DETAILS
DURATION 8 - 9 hrs
GROUP Private 8 max
TASTINGS 2 - 3/ chateaux
TRANSPORTATION Luxury mid-sized Mercedes van
STARTING FROM 665
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TOUR ITINERARY:

Day 1 Pessac-Leognan, Graves & Sauternes

10 am
Pick up at your hotel.

11 am
A morning of cellar visits and tastings in a Classified Growth of Pessac-Leognan. (sample properties: Chateau Haut Brion, Chateau Pape Clement, Smith Haut Lafitte, Carbonnieux, Haut Bailly, Domaine du Chevalier)

12:30 pm
Lunch in a winery restaurant in the Graves appellation. (not included)

2 pm
Two Chateau visits with tastings in Sauternes Classified Growth properties. (Chateau Yquem, Chateau Suduiraut, Chateau de Fargues, Chateau Sigalas Rabaud, Chateau d'Arche, Chateau Guiraud, Rayne Vigneeau)

5 pm
Return to your hotel.

Day 2 The Great Wines of Saint Emilion

10 am
Pick up at your hotel.

11 am
A morning of cellar visits and tastings in a Classified Growth of Pessac-Leognan. (sample properties: Chateau Haut Brion, Chateau Pape Clement, Smith Haut Lafitte, Carbonnieux, Haut Bailly, Domaine du Chevalier)

12:30 pm
Lunch in a winery restaurant in the Graves appellation. (not included)

2 pm
Two Chateau visits with tastings in Sauternes Classified Growth properties. (Chateau Yquem, Chateau Suduiraut, Chateau de Fargues, Chateau Sigalas Rabaud, Chateau d'Arche, Chateau Guiraud, Rayne Vigneeau)

5 pm
Return to your hotel.

Day 3 Discover the Great Medoc wines Margaux to St Julien

10 am
Pick up at your hotel.

11 am
A morning of cellar visits and tastings in a Classified Growth of Pessac-Leognan. (sample properties: Chateau Haut Brion, Chateau Pape Clement, Smith Haut Lafitte, Carbonnieux, Haut Bailly, Domaine du Chevalier)

12:30 pm
Lunch in a winery restaurant in the Graves appellation. (not included)

2 pm
Two Chateau visits with tastings in Sauternes Classified Growth properties. (Chateau Yquem, Chateau Suduiraut, Chateau de Fargues, Chateau Sigalas Rabaud, Chateau d'Arche, Chateau Guiraud, Rayne Vigneeau)

5 pm
Return to your hotel.

Day 4 Discover the Great Medoc wines Pauillac and St Estephe

10 am
Pick up at your hotel.

11 am
A morning of cellar visits and tastings in a Classified Growth of Pessac-Leognan. (sample properties: Chateau Haut Brion, Chateau Pape Clement, Smith Haut Lafitte, Carbonnieux, Haut Bailly, Domaine du Chevalier)

12:30 pm
Lunch in a winery restaurant in the Graves appellation. (not included)

2 pm
Two Chateau visits with tastings in Sauternes Classified Growth properties. (Chateau Yquem, Chateau Suduiraut, Chateau de Fargues, Chateau Sigalas Rabaud, Chateau d'Arche, Chateau Guiraud, Rayne Vigneeau)

5 pm
Return to your hotel.

Day #
9:00 
Pick up at your hotel in Bordeaux center and depart for Saint Emilion. **

On the way to your first visit your guide will  introduce you to the Bordeaux wines, the St Emilion classification, the" terroir" (basically soil and climate), and the grape varieties and how each of these elements can influence the flavour of wine.
10:00
Visit and tasting in a Chateau in the Pomerol appellation. Leave your preconceptions about Merlot at the door. You will be surprised at the difference the Bordeaux terroir makes. This is definitely not California.
11:15
Your second visit in a Classified Growth of the Saint Emilion appellation.
12:30
Following the visit, lunch will be at the restaurant of the Château, nestled amongst the Saint Emilion vineyards. The restaurant is a popular choice among Bordeaux  chateau owners, wine merchants and wine makers. (lunch is not included in the price)
3:00
The third visit of the day is at a  Classified Growth of St Emilion.  A blend of ultra modern wine-making techniques and traditional architecture.
4:00
Travel through time with a guided visit of Saint Emilion, a medieval village listed UNESCO World Heritage town.  You will have plenty of free time to explore on your own and do some essential shopping.
5:00
Return to Bordeaux.

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