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Saint Emilion Premium tour Friday - Bordeaux one day wine tour

 

INCLUDED IN THE PRICE 


  • Full day tour 9:00am - 5:30pm


  • Semi - Private tour (8 max)


  • Private transportation in a luxury Mercedes Vito mid-sized van


  • Fluent and comprehensible English-speaking wine guide


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


  • A delightful lunch in a chateau overlooking the vineyards (included


  • A French "aperitif" at the end of the day (drink and snack) (included



Itinerary

9:00 

Meet your group 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 First Classified Growth of the Saint Emilion appellation. Your experience will start on the open terrace of the Château with sweeping views over the prestigious Châteaux surrounding the estate: Chateau Figeac, Cheval-Blanc, La Conseillante, L’Evangile, Petrus, Gazin.  After visiting the cellars we finish up by a blind tasting of several wines in the private cellars of the owner. 
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. A good lunch of Southwest cuisine is included!
2:00 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.
3:15 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.
4:00 Before we leave St Emilion we will have a typical French aperitif with crémant (sparkling wine) and French bread, cheeses, paté & the traditional local macaroons.
4:45 Return to Bordeaux.
 5:15 Arrive in Bordeaux

Included

All winery visits and tastings, lunch, French "aperitif" (drink with snack), transportation in a luxury Mercedes Vito mid-size van with wifi.

Not Included

Gratuities, accommodation, 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 last 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. 

Please be on time for departure.



Duration 8 - 9 hrs
Language English
Group 8 max
Tastings 2 - 3 per visit
Transportation Mercedes mid-sized van
Apéritif Included
Lunch Included
Price : 196 €
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