Our Wine Tours

We will help you plan your tour to the châteaux located in the Bordeaux region.

We can take you to the châteaux of your choice or can suggest an itinerary that will live up to your highest expectations.

On this page you will find the different Wine Tours that are on offer to our clients.

 

Click here to see a detailed map of the Bordeaux Wine Regions.

The Médoc region

The Médoc is situated north of the beautiful city of Bordeaux, on the left bank of the Gironde. The Médoc region is divided in two parts, the Haut-Médoc in the south, near the city, and the north part traditionally called Médoc.

Wines from Médoc are red. They are delicate, medium coloured, fine and elegant; often tannic when young, harmonious and splendid when matured.

You will be driven towards the "Route des Châteaux", i.e. the scenic route, through the famous villages of Margaux, Saint-Julien, Beychevelle, Pauillac, Saint-Estèphe and Cantenac.

You will then have the opportunity of admiring the most prestigious vineyards before reaching your destination.

The Saint-Emilion and Pomerol region

Your chauffeur will collect you from your hotel and then head towards the famous town of Saint-Émilion, listed in UNESCO's "world heritage", a medieval town with historic monuments.

Saint-Emilion is the oldest wine area of the Bordeaux region. The wines are considered the most robust of the Bordeaux. They are generous, very colored, and reach their maturity quicker than other red Bordeaux.

Pomerol is the smallest wine producing area in the Bordeaux region. Actually, Pomerol is more a community where the vineyards are family-shared. You will not find huge typical Bordeaux chateaux as in the Médoc area.

With names as "Château Pétrus", "Château Cheval Blanc", "Château Angélus" and "Château Ausone", this is the region to visit for the real wine lover!

West from Saint-Emilion you will find the Fronsac region, a lovely area of hills along the Dordogne and l'Isle rivers.

Until the 19th century, Fronsac wine was one of the most popular in the region. Merlot is the most important grape giving the wine body and richness although the wine keeps a strong personality.

The Graves and Sauternes region

We will collect you from your hotel and then head South of Bordeaux towards the Sauternes area. This lies along the banks of the Garonne river, just after the Graves region, with its famous chateaux.

The area of Graves gets its name from the soil. Graves are a mix of gravels, clay and sand carried out by the river. Graves appellation is located just outside the town of Bordeaux.

The red wines of Graves are recognizable by their garnet-red color, rich, attractive and more robust than the other Médoc wines. Two third of Graves wines are white. Among the best white wines in Bordeaux, they are generally fresh, fruity and dry (some time half-dry).

Sauternes on the other hand is famous for sweet wines. They are among the best dessert wines in the world. Sauternes is made with "noble rot" (also called botrytis, a moisture covering the grape).

Because soils are so diverse, and each house has its own way of making the golden wine, Sauternes is a very personalized wine. Sauternes are often delicious, golden, unctuous and delicate. The famous roasted note comes when Sauternes is a little bit older.

What do you think about wines of "Château Yquem" or "Château Raymond-Lafon" or "Château Rieussec"?

The Entre-deux-Mers region

Situated at some 80 km south-east of the city of Bordeaux, Entre-Deux-Mers ("between two seas") is embedded between the Dordogne and Garonne rivers on a triangle of land before the two rivers converge.

This beautiful region is full of historical forts and castles, churches and monasteries. Entre-Deux-Mers is the largest amongst all the Bordeaux wine regions with various soils, subsoils and micro-climates justifing the different appellations.

The differing proportions of sands, clays, gravels, and argileous limestones to be found all over the district produce the different wine styles.

In this region they produce a very good dry white wine that is memorably fresh and light. Wine makers in this region prefer to keep their best grapes for Entre-Deux-Mers instead of Bordeaux AOC.

Visiting the Arcachon Bay

Your chauffeur will collect you from your hotel and then head towards the Arcachon Bay to enable you to discover a region which will enchant you.

It is also possible to combine your discovery of the Arcachon Bay (the locals call it "le Bassin") with a visit to a château in the Pessac-Léognan area, like "Château La Louvière", "Domaine de Chevalier" or "Château Haut-Brion".

Did you know that the famous "claret" wine was first made in Pessac-Léognan?

After a nice wine-tasting session, you will head towards the Atlantic where you will have the opportunity to visit the town of Arcachon, the Pilat Dune (the highest sand dune in Europe), the sandbank of Arguin (a playground for sand, water, and wind) or Birds' Island, a mysterious island in the middle of the bay.

There are also quaint and picturesque oyster-breeding ports where you can taste and enjoy "la gravette", a flat oyster typical of the Arcachon Bay, together with a glass of dry white wine…

Unique in the world, the Arcachon Bay offers its visitors a whole array of outstanding and exceptional scenery...

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