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Wine Discovery Day in Saint-Emilion

Bordeaux, France

Full Day (10:30-18.30)

Small group of up to 8

Wine Discovery Day in Saint-Emilion

£159 pp

What You'll Do

Become a wine expert, starting with a two hour tasting class followed by an afternoon wine tour to the magnificent Saint-Emilion vineyards!

Become a wine expert & discover the Saint-Emilion’s vineyards!
Enjoy a full day discovering wine to become a Bordeaux wines and Chateaux’s expert.
You will participate to a tasting class, visit the medieval village of Saint-Emilion and discover two chateaux, one is a charming family run estate and the other a classified Growth estate!
10.30 am: Morning tasting class of around two hours with a wine expert
Discover red and white wines, breaking the experts code of wine tasting through the colour, aromas, nose, taste…
You will taste four wines from the four main wine regions of France, discover their diversity and the notions of terroir and appellation.
Bordeaux wines are blends made up with various types of grapes (Cabernet sauvignon, Merlot…). You will taste each grape type separately and then create a blend according to your own taste, your very own cuvée!
The wines will be accompanied by with traditional French delicacies (fresh bread, cheese…)
12.30 pm: Picnic lunch in the city centre of Bordeaux at a traditional building dating from the 18e century.
1.45 pm: Leave Bordeaux and drive to Saint-Emilion, on the way your guide will  provide you with  information about the Bordeaux & Saint-Emilion wine regions.
2.30 pm: Visit an authentic and charming family-run estate on the right bank. Feel the intimacy and authenticity of a private chateau ran by a passionate family for generations. Visit the vineyards, the traditional vat room and cellar of this intimate estate!
At the end of the visit, you will enjoy some tasting of the chateau’s wines.
4.30 pm:  Visit a Great Classified Growth estate overlooking the Saint-Emilion vineyards (Chateau Soutard, Chateau de Ferrand…) There, you will enjoy explanations about the winemaking process from the vine to the bottle. To finish, enjoy an aperitif in a tasting room with French delicacies (fresh bread, cheese…)
5.45 pm: Enjoy a guided tour of the village of Saint Emilion, a UNESCO World Heritage site, it is a charming French village dating back to medieval times surrounded by the vineyards that took its name.
7.15 pm: Arrival back in Bordeaux.

Your Local Host:

Pierre

I was born in Paris and lived there for most of my life until I moved to Bordeaux for a new job to work for a wine company. During my time here, I completely fell in love with Bordeaux, as well as Strasbourg and Reims, and truly discovered what we call in French art de vivre (the art of living).

Reviews (3)

Isabel

Saturday 15th June, 2019

Excellent guides, very friendly, competent and professional, who really know very well the regions that we visit and the wines of Bordeaux, answers to all questions, and who are passionate about their work. Activities pleasant, all rewarding, which h...

Excellent guides, very friendly, competent and professional, who really know very well the regions that we visit and the wines of Bordeaux, answers to all questions, and who are passionate about their work. Activities pleasant, all rewarding, which help to better appreciate the wine. In short, I highly recommend going through this agency either to visit the Medoc , Saint-Emilion, or other or even just to learn to taste wines.

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Daphne

Saturday 15th June, 2019

Thank you Rémi for this first discovery of the Médoc in good humor, exchange and above all ... full of many funny anecdotes! An original way to discover the region!

Thank you Rémi for this first discovery of the Médoc in good humor, exchange and above all ... full of many funny anecdotes! An original way to discover the region!

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Jane

Saturday 15th June, 2019

I had already visited St-Émilion by bike with this company and I came back to go around the vineyards of the Médoc. The team takes care of everything and guides us on the road of discoveries of great wines. The guides are always friendly and knowle...

I had already visited St-Émilion by bike with this company and I came back to go around the vineyards of the Médoc. The team takes care of everything and guides us on the road of discoveries of great wines. The guides are always friendly and knowledgeable.

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Location Information

This full day experience begins at 10:30am and ends at 18:30 in the town of Bordeaux. Your day will begin with a wine tasting masterclass led by an expert, followed by a picnic lunch in Bordeaux, then you will take a guided tour of this beautiful  wine region stopping at two wine estates, enjoying wine tastings at each.

  • Pick up and drop off in Bordeaux
  • Transportation
  • Chateaux entrance fees
  • Friendly and knowledgeable local guide
  • Tastings, 8 wines with a wine expert
  • Taste two wines at each chateau
  • Aperitif and lunchtime picnic