Small-Group Medoc or St-Emilion Wine Tasting and Chateaux Tour from Bordeaux
Enjoy an afternoon of French wine tasting in either the Medoc or St-Emilion wine region on this small-group tour from Bordeaux. Visit two wonderful French chateaux and enjoy tasting different wines accompanied by a typical French platter of local bread, cheese and cured meat. End your afternoon with a wine workshop where youíll discover how to blend your own wine or learn some expert wine-tasting tips.On this small-group half-day tour, leave Bordeaux in the afternoon and relax on the scenic drive to either the Medoc or the St-Emilion wine region for a wine tasting at two different chateaux.Medoc wine tour:Drive along Medocís scenic Castle Road while admiring the views of famous chateaux such as Margaux, Latour or Mouton-Rothschild. Along the way, make several stops for excellent photo opportunities and listen as your knowledgeable guide gives an introduction to the Bordeaux wine region before arriving at the first chateau.This classified growth chateau – known for its high quality wine — is one of the most prestigious chateaux in the region. Some of the chateaux you may visit are Lamarque, Du Tertre or Le Crock. In the vineyard, taste one of the chateauís wines before visiting the cellars to learn about the wine-making process. Then, taste more wine and enjoy some French appetizers including local cheese, fresh bread and saucisson (dried sausage).Continue to the second chateau, a charming family-run estate. Tour the chateau and its cellars before taking part in a wine workshop, where youíll expand your knowledge of and appreciation for French wine. These workshops vary on the day of your tour; please consult the Itinerary section for more details. St-Emilion wine tour:Sit back and relax on the drive from Bordeaux to the vineyards of St-Emilion. The first stop is a classified growth chateau, a chateau that produces high quality wine. Some of the chateaux you may visit are Soutard, Clos Fourtet or Ferrand. Enjoy a welcome glass of wine accompanied by a platter of local bread, cheese and saucisson (dried sausage). Listen as your guide explains the wine-making process and discover a little-known fact that all Bordeaux wines are blends. Next, discover the charming village of St-Emilion, featuring nearly 800 chateaux, on a guided tour. This UNESCO World Heritage Site dates back to medieval times. Then, visit a second chateau, a family-run estate that has been running for several generations. Wander through the vineyards while your guide explains the main varieties of wine in the region. Finish your tour with a wine workshop to learn more about French wine. These workshops vary on the day of your tour; please consult the Itinerary section for more details.